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          Search the City Net Worth      Cache   Translate Page      

A Detroit-based alternative rock and roll/punk music group that formed in 2004, Search the town quickly earned a solid status in the Engine City, documenting and releasing their debut EP, Spirits, in 2006. The brainchild of founding users Alex Sheldon (acoustic guitar) and Adam McMillion (drums), Search the town were soon curved out with the …

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          American Airlines says security footage proves woman in wheelchair not abandoned at O’Hare      Cache   Translate Page      
CHICAGO — American Airlines says security video footage proves a woman in a wheelchair was not left alone overnight at Chicago’s O’Hare. Olimpia Warsaw, 67, is described as having Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, and has difficulty communicating. She was flying from Chicago to Detroit on Friday, Nov. 30, after attending her ex-husband’s funeral. When Warsaw’s flight was canceled, family members said she sat alone in her wheelchair and was unattended for five hours until a relative came to pick her up. Her son Claude […]
          Interview: Evolving with VNV Nation's Ronan Harris      Cache   Translate Page      
Legendary German electronic act VNV Nation is currently out on a Fall North American Tour and the band will be bringing their vibrant show to Detroit Friday, Nov. 30 at Saint Andrews Hall.  The tour runs through Dec. 14 when the band heads back overseas to play some shows. VNV Nation is out in...
          2018 Mercedes C Class facelift snapped with new Multibeam LED headlamps      Cache   Translate Page      

WalkoArt recently came across a pre-production Mercedes C class which will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2018. The new beast will have rewamped bumpers and updated air intake. The exteriors will boast of new MultiBeam LED lights along with LED DRL strips, remodeled side skits and upgraded wheel designs. The LED …

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          Delta Opens First Biometric Terminal At Atlanta Airport      Cache   Translate Page      
The carrier plans to open a biometric terminal in Detroit next.
          Stateside: Flint’s lead pipe progress; climate change and the Great Lakes; Rouge River cleanup       Cache   Translate Page      
Today on Stateside , a senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council expresses concern over the city of Flint's approach to replacing lead and iron water pipes. Plus, what we can learn about education in Detroit from the sudden closure of a charter school in the city just three weeks into this school year.
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Česká hokejová dvacítka o jeho služby pochopitelně velmi stojí, vždyť mít na přelomu roku na juniorském světovém šampionátu Filipa Zadinu v týmu by byla obrovská vzpruha. V Detroitu v NHL ale stále nemají jasno, jestli devatenáctiletého útočníka na ...

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Detroit hardcore band Strength of Olympus implemented a new space and cost-saving measure during their most recent tour, printing just one…

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          M2 Machines Detroit-Muscle 45 1/64 - 1970 Ford Torino Cobra, Gray CHASE      Cache   Translate Page      
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          SPIED: 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Completely Uncovered      Cache   Translate Page      
The 2020 Ram Heavy Duty was recently spotted trundling around Detroit totally undisguised, giving us our best look yet at the big trucks that are due next year.
          Managing Diabetes Doesn’t Stop at Diagnosis      Cache   Translate Page      
From Zumba classes to farmer's markets, one health center in Detroit is taking a holistic approach to managing diabetes.
          Aretha Franklin’s Detroit mansion sells for $300K      Cache   Translate Page      
In life, she was the Queen of Soul. Now, Aretha Franklin’s become the Queen of Sold. The last Detroit property owned by the late Motor City icon recently sold for $300,000, The Detroit News reported. Anthony Kellum, head of the Michigan-based Kellum Mortgage bought the 6,200-square-foot brick home and plans to update it, the Associate Press reported. He said the home, which has been vacant for 10 years, requires “major renovations to restore its original ... [more]
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Five Guys Plumbing Dearborn offers the best plumbing in the Dearborn and Metro Detroit area. We have been serving our community for the past 20 years and offer a wide variety of plumbing services to handle any job you might have. From drain clogs and pipe replacements to plumbing installations of all kinds, Five Guys plumbing Dearborn is the place to go for your next plumbing need. We also offer 24-hour emergency plumbing for issues that happen when you least expect them. Our company goal is to be the first, and last, plumbing company you’ll ever need to call to get your job done. Call us today to schedule your no cost, in-home, estimate to see how our team can help with your plumbing need!
          Toyota uses versatile TNGA platform to explore niches in car market      Cache   Translate Page      
In a market that's tilted 70-30 toward light trucks, why does Toyota bother to invest in cars? Because in that smaller market, Toyota is a giant. And it has even more elbow room now that the Detroit 3 have decided to vacate several car segments.
          How the Rams and Lions match up in Week 13      Cache   Translate Page      

Rams (10-1) at Detroit (4-7)

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The Rams scored a season-best 54 points against the Kansas City Chiefs in their last game and they are rested and physically sound after an open date. Quarterback Jared Goff accounted for five touchdowns against the Chiefs — four passing, one...


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          Pop history: New book covers 100 years of Faygo soda company in Detroit      Cache   Translate Page      
"Remember when you were a kid? Well, part of you still is. And that’s why we make Faygo," goes an old jingle for one of Detroit's most iconic companies. Faygo was born on Detroit’s Eastside more than 100 years ago, and it remains a well-known pop brand in the United States today. Joe Grimm is a journalism professor at Michigan State University and author of The Faygo Book .
          Woman in wheelchair whose flight was canceled left at O’Hare      Cache   Translate Page      

CHICAGO (AP) — American Airlines is investigating how a 67-year-old woman in a wheelchair was left alone overnight at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport when her flight was canceled. The incident, first reported by CBS 2 in Chicago , started Friday night when Olimpia Warsaw’s flight from Chicago to Detroit was canceled and a porter was […]
          USS Detroit Begins Operational Testing of LCS Surface-to-Surface Missile Module      Cache   Translate Page      
USS Detroit (LCS 7) began initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) of the Surface-to-Surface Missile Module (SSMM) Nov. 17, two months ahead of schedule. The SSMM is the newest addition to the Littoral Combat Ship Surface Warfare Mission Package, designed to counter potential swarms of attacking armed small craft. The Navy’s Program Executive Office for Unmanned and Small Combatants accelerated the package’s operational testing following successful developmental and integrated testing
          Names For The GM Job In Seattle      Cache   Translate Page      
Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic with a few names, Ken Holland: The veteran Red Wings GM signed a short-term extension in Detroit which means the timing could work out nicely. He’s a British Columbia native and he’s also the kind of experienced hockey man the NHL likes to see hired as the first GM of an expansion team. The league was supportive of McPhee getting the gig in Vegas. And he brings instant credibility with his Stanley Cup rings. He’s a proven winner with the experience and track record which would make him a rock star hire in Seattle. more (paid) names...
          Keep Battling      Cache   Translate Page      
from Gregg Krupa of the Detroit News, Stay the course. The Red Wings should not back down, and when Anthony Mantha or any of them feel they must defend with their fists, they should have at it. Jeff Blashill is right. Sticking up for each other is a way for the Wings to fly. Hockey is a rough, tough game, in the big league. Men skate, sometimes at speeds approaching 30 mph, equipped like football players, carrying sticks on a playing surface confined by boards and Plexiglas, in the heat of the moment. And, sometimes despite the best efforts of officials, the action is not always well-regulated. continued
          Risk Comes With Fighting      Cache   Translate Page      
from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, “There’s inherent risk in playing hockey,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “There’s inherent risk in getting into a fight. He was sticking up for Larkin in that case, who got his head rung against the boards. “I know this: he’d do it again. And I’m good with him doing it again. I want him to do it again. We want to make sure we are sticking up for each other. You’re not going anywhere at any time if you have a team that is selfish and does not care about each other. No chance. The best chance for us to have great success here is for us to make sure we are looking after each other at all times. Sometimes these types of things are going to happen. That’s the reality of life. "It’s just like saying, well, should you block shots? Of course you should block shots because that’s a sacrifice it takes to win. Every once in a while you’re going to get a broken bone because of it. Should you take a hit to make a play? Of course you should take a hit to make a play. Otherwise you’re never winning. Should you stick up for your teammate? Of course you should stick up for your teammates, otherwise you’re never winning. That’s just the reality of it.”  more
          Post Morning Skate Talk Including Anthony Mantha Injury Update      Cache   Translate Page      
#RedWings Tyler Bertuzzi accepted 2 game suspension for punching Matt Calvert. Said it was stupid to punch him from bench and that he’ll learn from it. Said he was reacting to what he thought was a spear from Calvert. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) December 4, 2018   Jeff Blashill says Detroit Red Wings F Anthony Mantha is out 4-6 weeks with hand injury. — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) December 4, 2018   added 11:33am, Mantha will have surgery today and the Mantha scuffle with Nemeth is below, scorll to the 4:00 minute mark.
          Reaching The “60 Minute Of Hell” Level      Cache   Translate Page      
from Gregg Krupa of the Detroit News, They want opponents to understand they have a battle on their hands when they play the Wings, especially in Little Caesars Arena. In training camp, Jeff Blashill started calling their approach to a game, “60 minutes of hell.” He thinks the Red Wings are getting there.... ...the toughness the Red Wings and Blashill have in mind is not pugilism alone. A difficult team to play against is also disciplined about the space it allows opponents. Constantly “closing the gaps” is, in part, confrontational But, it also requires disciplined will and vigilance. And, it makes for good, tough defense. “I think from a physicality standpoint, and from a hunting-and-hounding type of standpoint, we’re closer to that than we were at the beginning of the year,” Blashill said. “I think our physicality has increased over the last three or four weeks.” read on
          A PROFESSOR SAID BOTH SIDES DO IT, SO IT'S OKAY      Cache   Translate Page      
This is outrageous:
Amid record-breaking turnout in last month’s midterm elections, Wisconsin and Michigan voters elected Democrats to replace Republicans for top statewide offices. In response, GOP lawmakers in both states are using lame-duck sessions to push sweeping legislation that would limit the power of the incoming Democratic officials....

The lame-duck power grabs in Wisconsin and Michigan echo a similar push in North Carolina following the 2016 elections. Shortly before Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper took office, the GOP-led state legislature introduced a series of bills that attempted to limit the authority of his office, including its oversight of the state’s election oversight board.
The following is just part of the Republican wish list in Wisconsin. Most of it is likely to pass and be signed into law by outgoing governor Scott Walker:
* Limit early voting to two weeks....

* Give Republicans more control of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., including over its enterprise zone program that gives tax breaks to individual businesses. Republicans would appoint a majority of WEDC's board and the board, rather than the governor, would appoint WEDC's leader.

* Put lawmakers in charge of litigation, allowing them to keep alive a lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act, widely known as Obamacare....

* Allow the Legislature to substitute the attorney general with taxpayer-funded private attorneys — picked by lawmakers — when state laws are challenged in court....

* Bar judges from giving deference to state agencies’ interpretations of laws when they are challenged in court. That could make it easier to win lawsuits challenging how environmental regulations and other laws are being enforced.

* Make it much more difficult, in numerous ways, for the Evers administration to put in place rules that implement current and future state laws. Lawmakers, meanwhile, would gain greater power to block any rules that Evers manages to put in place....
Similar rule-rewriting is proposed in Michigan.

As a number of observers have pointed out, the national press has been slow to report on this -- and even though the media is waking up to the story, it's not clear that what's going on is being taken seriously. This morning NPR had two stories on the subject, but the second one ended badly: Steve Inskeep interviewed a poli sci professor named Thad Kousser, who assured us all that Both Sides Do It:
INSKEEP: And just briefly, do Democrats also try to change the rules when they find things not working out in their favor?

KOUSSER: Yes, so this is just the latest episode in the long-running series of moves in state politics where you see reform often masquerading as, uh, as -- where you see political -- bare-knuckle political fights often masquerading as reform. Republicans don't have any monopoly on it. Democrats have done this in other states at other times, and you've seen both principled arguments for changes in the structure of government, but lurking just beneath that is an attempt to rewrite the rules to fill a politcal objective.

INSKEEP: Thad Kousser, thanks so much.

KOUSSER: Thanks for having me.
Cue the music. End of story.


Inskeep (who's usually a much better interviewer) didn't ask for a single example of Democrats doing something similar. What's Kousser thinking of? Can he specify when Democrats have done something recently that's genuinely comparable?

(I know that a decade or so ago, Democrats in the Massachusetts legislature rewrote the rules on replacing a U.S. senator so that then-governor Mitt Romney couldn't pick a Republican to replace John Kerry if Kerry won the presidency in 2004. After some further tweaking, the law allowed a Democrat named Paul Kirk to be seated in the Senate in place of the newly deceased Ted Kennedy. But Kirk held the seat for only 134 days, and he was, of course, replaced by Republican Scott Brown after a special election. That's not comparable to the wholesale rewriting of the laws that's being proposed in Wisconsin and Michigan.)

Inskeep got a reassuring everybody-does-it answer out of a certified expert, and that was all the exploration of the topic he felt we needed. No follow-ups. No elaboration. They're all the same. Let's just shrug and move on.



          Das sind die Gründe für den Absturz der Packers       Cache   Translate Page      

Nur vier Siege aus den ersten zwölf Saisonspielen, fünf Pleiten in den letzten sechs Spielen - die Green Bay Packers um Quarterback-Superstar Aaron Rodgers sind ein Schatten ihrer selbst.

Nach der peinlichen Niederlage am Sonntag gegen Kellerkind Arizona Cardinals zogen die Franchise-Verantwortlichen die Reißleine und entließen Head Coach Mike McCarthy nach 13 Jahren im Amt.

Damit geht in Wisconsin eine Ära zu Ende. Unter dem Cheftrainer entwickelte sich Rodgers, der ein Jahr vor McCarthys Amtsübernahme 2005 gedraftet worden war, zu einem der besten Spielmacher der NFL-Geschichte.

Mit Rodgers auf dem Feld und McCarthy an der Seitenlinie waren die Packers quasi Stammgast in den Playoffs. Sechs Mal gewann Green Bay in dieser Konstellation die NFC North. Der Höhepunkt der Erfolgsgeschichte: der Super-Bowl-Triumph 2010.

Spannungen zwischen McCarthy und Rodgers

Von diesen Glanzzeiten ist die Traditions-Franchise aus Wisconsin in dieser Saison allerdings Lichtjahre entfernt - auch, weil sich in der Beziehung zwischen Rodgers und McCarthy Risse gebildet hatten.

Schon nach dem Sieg gegen die Buffalo Bills in der vierten Woche kritisierte der Superstar den Gameplan seines Trainers öffentlich. Rodgers hielt McCarthys Ansagen für uninspiriert. Und schaut man auf das Gesamtbild, das Rodgers und Co. in dieser Saison in der Offensive abgeben, fällt es schwer, dem Quarterback zu widersprechen.

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Allein in den letzten fünf Spielen kam Green Bay drei Mal nicht über 17 Punkte hinaus. Viel zu wenig, wenn ein Ausnahme-Athlet wie Rodgers, auch wenn dieser zugegebenermaßen seit Saison-Beginn mit Knie-Problemen zu kämpfen hat, die Fäden zieht und ein hochtalentierter Receiver wie Davante Adams auf dessen Pässe wartet.

Rodgers schwächelt

Die Baustellen im Angriff der Packers sind vielfältig, gründen aber nicht nur in McCarthys Vorgaben. Auch der in Wisconsin heldenhaft verehrte Rodgers schwächelt in dieser Spielzeit. Seine bislang 21 Touchdown-Pässe sind nur Mittelmaß. Dazu kommen lediglich 61,8 Prozent seiner Zuspiele bei den Mitspielern an. Zum Vergleich: MVP-Kandidat Drew Brees von den New Orleans Saints kommt in dieser Statistik auf 75,5 Prozent.

Bis auf Adams kann sich Rodgers aber auch nicht wirklich auf seine Receiver verlassen. Randall Cobb verpasste verletzungsbedingt bereits sechs Spiele. Tight End Jimmy Graham spielt eine der schwächsten Saisons seiner NFL-Karriere. Und auch Rookie-Passempfänger Equanimeous St. Brown deutet sein Potenzial bisher nur punktuell an.

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Im Spiel gegen die Cardinals, dem absoluten Tiefpunkt der bisherigen Packers-Saison, blieb der junge Deutsche ohne einen einzigen Catch. Das Laufspiel der Packers in der Rodgers-Ära ist ohnehin schon beinahe traditionell kein wirklicher Faktor.

"Normalerweise basiert der Erfolg, den wir in den letzten Jahren hatten, darauf, dass wir klug mit unserem Ballbesitz umgehen und dazu ein effizientes Passspiel mit Big Plays und explosiven Raumgewinnen an den Tag legen. Dieses Jahr fehlt uns aber diese Explosivität", bemängelte Rodgers zuletzt.

Individuelle Fehler

Dazu kosteten gerade zu Saisonbeginn individuelle Fehler die Packers ein Spiel nach dem anderen. In Woche 5 leistete sich Kicker Mason Crosby bei der 23:31-Niederlage gegen die Detroit Lions sage und schreibe fünf Fehlschüsse. Gegen Arizona versagten dem Routinier nun wieder die Nerven.

Zwei Wochen nach Crosbys schwarzer Nacht gegen Detroit hielten die Packers gegen Super-Bowl-Kandidat Los Angeles Rams bis zum Schluss hervorragend mit. Ein leichtsinniger Ballverlust von Running Back Ty Montgomery, der sich kurz vor Schluss dazu entschied, den Kickoff der Rams aus der Endzone zu tragen, anstatt abzuknien, kostete Rodgers und Co. allerdings die Chance auf den Sieg.

Der Quarterback soll danach in der Kabine gewütet haben wie selten zuvor. Zur anschließenden Trade-Deadline wurde Montgomery, seit seinem Draft 2015 eigentlich ein zuverlässiger Arbeiter, zu den Baltimore Ravens abgeschoben.

Fragwürdige Trades

Er war nicht der einzige Akteur, der Green Bay verließ. Auch Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Pro-Bowler von 2016, wurde etwas überraschend für einen Viertrunden-Pick an die Washington Redskins abgegeben - ein viel zu geringer Gegenwert, wie die meisten Packers-Fans beklagten. Denn Clinton-Dix war nach Verletzungsbeschwerden eigentlich wieder auf dem Weg zur Topform.

"Wir haben alle Anteil an den Enttäuschungen und Misserfolgen in dieser Saison. Wir hatten unsere Chancen. Es ist ja nicht so, dass wir in den meisten Spielen abgeschossen werden. Wir sind lange in den Spielen drin, selbst wenn wir nicht gut spielen. (...) Aber wir schaffen es einfach nicht. Wenn wir nur ein paar von diesen engen Spielen gewinnen, sprechen wir gleich über ganz andere Dinge", resümierte ein sichtlich verbitterter Rodgers nach der Blamage gegen die Cardinals.

Neuer GM will Kader umbauen

Für die Packers kann es nun, da sie zum zweiten Mal in Folge die Playoffs verpassen dürften - ein Wunder muss her um es doch noch zu packen -, nur noch darum gehen, die Weichen für eine erfolgreichere Zukunft zu stellen. "Wir werden unverzüglich mit der Suche nach einem neuen Head Coach beginnen", stellte Präsident Mark Murphy in der Stellungnahme zu McCarthys Entlassung klar.

Die Chancen für eine Trendwende sind auf jeden Fall vorhanden. Mit Brian Gutekunst übernahm im Vorjahr ein neuer General Manager das Ruder, der sich auf die Fahnen geschrieben hat, den Kader mit aggressiven Moves neu zu strukturieren.

Ein namhafter Running Back oder ein zweiter Top-Receiver dürften ganz oben auf der Wunschliste stehen, damit Franchise-Gesicht Rodgers, mit 35 Jahren noch immer im besten Quarterback-Alter, wieder die Waffen an der Seite hat, um an seine MVP-Leistungen früherer Jahre anzuknüpfen.

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Ford's upcoming Mustang Shelby GT500, which will be revealed next month at the Detroit auto show, will be made with two 3D-printed brake parts from a new manufacturing center near Detroit.
          All Are Welcome In ‘THE HOUSE’: The Ronald McDonald House and Its Urban Initiative      Cache   Translate Page      
Nestled within the heart of Detroit’s Medical Center district on the city’s eastside, ‘The House’, is unassuming from the outside but from the moment that you are buzzed in, the warmth meets your heart and thrusts you into a Utopian community of respite. In November 1979, the Ronald McDonald House opened its doors as the […]
          AntiVaxxers - Religious Views Gone Awry      Cache   Translate Page      
Rav Moshe Sternbuch (TLS)
Although I have dealt with the issue in the past, I have in large part ignored the current debate over measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations. Not because I didn’t think vaccinations were important. Of course they are. But because I did not believe that any sane person would disagree with that. The few that do, I basically wrote off as nut-job fringe conspiracy theorists.

Unfortunately, there are more than a few  conspiracy theorists. Some of them are not fringe at all. In fact some are quite prominent.

There is currently a deadly measles epidemic taking place both in Israel and here in America. Those affected are mostly in the Charedi community. The epidemic is so widespread that Yeshivas Mir is currently offering to vaccinate any of their students who think they might need it - at no charge. Measles is a highly contagious disease. So it is spreading rapidly.

In the United States  I am aware of communities in New York, Lakewood, Detroit, and Chicago that are affected. I’m sure that there are more. Considering that measles has for decades been pretty much eradicated as a disease, this is somewhat shocking.

How serious is this disease?  One or two out of every 1000 that contract it, will die. So the lack of protecting oneself via vaccination is a matter of Pikuach Nefesh. Those who refuse to be vaccinated or refuse it for their children are literally putting not only their own children at risk, but considering the high degree of contagiousness, are putting entire communities at risk.

What is behind this phenomenon? There are some people that think being vaccinated is more harmful than not being vaccinated. For example they point to now discredited studies that have linked vaccinations to autism in children.  

Part of the problem is that there are some misguided rabbis in positions of authority support these conspiracy theorists. How so? Well one example is what BMG (Lakewood) Rosh Hayeshiva R’ Malkiel Kotler has done. From YWN
According to his [Rabbi Kotler’s] words, on account of this, there are thousands of children in the New York and surrounding area that are sitting in their homes. This is because their parents are refusing to vaccinate them on account of a concern that the vaccination itself may be harmful to the child…
On the other hand, the administrations of the Talmud Torahs refuse to accept these students the entire time that they remain unvaccinated. This is on account of the danger that they will cause the spread of measles throughout the Talmud Torah.
According to his [Rabbi Kotler’s] view, “This is improper, since there is substance to the view that the vaccine may be damaging. There is also the matter that according to his [Rabbi Kotler’s] words, there are Gedolei Torah that agree with the view that parents cannot be forced to vaccinate.”
In a strongly worded letter to Rabbi Kotler, Rav Moshe Sternbuch said the following
(P)arents of vaccinated children can demand that those children that are not vaccinated not be allowed to enter into schools together with their children. For as it is known this disease is very communicable. The vaccination itself cannot completely prevent the spread of it [there remains a 3 percent chance of infection even after vaccination].
The children that are not vaccinated do not have a right to endanger the vaccinated children and to expose them to the disease – even though the mortal danger to them is remote and minimal, since there is a small chance that they can become sickened by the disease. The parents have the right to demand that their children not be exposed to the illness even with no mortal danger. 
That is the right thing to do. In a letter sent out last week by the primary Charedi religious schools here in Chicago, parents were advised that no child would be admitted to class that did not have an MMR vaccination.  

I wish that was the end of the story. But I was shocked by what I was directed to on Facebook

A teleconference was held - led by Rebbetzin Temi Kamenetsky (wife of Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky) designed to give Chizuk (her words) to the anti vaxxers. It is available on Facebook in both audio and transcribed form. There one will find the unbelievably shocking words spoken by the wife of a one of the most respected rabbinic leaders in America. Here are some of the things she said: 
Did you ever hear of Amalek? Hashem told to get rid of them because they're not good. They tried to destroy b'nei yisroel. And they're still trying. Merck is a German company, and they produce MMR. Worldwide a lot of terrible things have been happening. Autism is all over the world.
I know personally two babies who died, they were three months old. Right after, two and a half weeks after the shots. But the doctors don't believe it. They're taught, they don't know that they're taught by professors who are apikorsim or representatives of the medical, of the pharmaceutical companies.
This is a test min hashamayim. As everything is a test. We're told al tivtichi b'nedivim b'ben adam sheain lo teshuah. He could be the greatest person, the [unintelligible] the doctors, the lawyers, the Indian chiefs. But you can't trust anyone, any human being. And it says bitchu baShem, we are told we must trust Hashem…
We're being forced to choose between school or vaccinations. So we could just tell everybody, I'd rather trust Hashem than the doctors. It's mamesh a gezeira, it's a gezeima min hashamiyim. We're being tested…
They're even using v'nishmartem meod es nafshoseichem to say that this is hishtadlus, take the vaccination [laughs]. It's sheker, it has to do with money. Because they make, Amalekim make billions a year, it's coming up to trillions, and they spend millions to bribe the politicians... 
I encourage everyone to read or listen to the rest for themselves. And weep. 

What makes this even more perplexing is that I have been personally told by a distinguished member of the Kamenetsky family that all of her own children were vaccinated! What happened? How did she come to these absurd and dangerous conclusions?

I can only conjecture. But it has to be a combination a propensity towards conspiracy theories and religiosity gone awry based on bad information and in my view a gross misunderstanding of Halacha.

Rebbetzin Kamenetsky is not a Posek. I’m sure she will be the first to tell you that. But there are some people that consider themselves Poskim in this regard and have published Teshuvos (responsa) promoting the false notion that as a matter of Halacha one must refuse to be vaccinated. And that by doing so, you are in effect an Apikores - denying the very existence of God!

This is an extremely dangerous situation that seems to be affecting the Charedi world the most. The question is why? 

It is clear that both medical science and the vast majority of Charedi Poskim agree on the vital need for vaccinations. And the absolute right - or even obligation - by schools to bar any unvaccinated children from attending. But it is also clear that most of the antivaxxer crowd lies squarely in that community. Because with respect to Orthodox Jewry, that is where the epidemic seems to be centered

In my view this is a corruption of their understanding of what faith in God is all about. Yes, God is the true healer. But it is our obligation to do whatever we can in that regard. God clearly tells us that in the Torah itself: We must very much guard our lives.

That means that we do not rely on miracles. We do what we can and God does the rest. To say that listening to doctors is a denial of God is itself pure unadulterated Apikursus. Any rabbis (or Rebbetzins) that defend the rights of parents to send their unvaccinated children to school are in my view violating the fundamental Halachos of Pikuach Nefesh! And they should be ignored. Because the price of listening to them may be very costly.


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DETROIT – Not much went well for the Detroit Pistons Monday night in a 110-83 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Detroit registered its lowest offensive output of the season and snapped its five-game winning streak. The Pistons (13-8) beat the two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Saturday and were on a high […]
          Urban Meyer and USC would be a match made in hell - Washington Examiner      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Urban Meyer and USC would be a match made in hell  Washington Examiner
  2. Urban Meyer hands Ohio State football crown to 39-year-old Ryan Day  Detroit Free Press
  3. Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer to retire from coaching after Rose Bowl  ESPN
  4. Is Urban Meyer's legacy tarnished forever?  MLive.com
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          5301 E OUTER Drive (Mark Yuschak (VisualTour)) $119,000      Cache   Translate Page      
120' of frontage along high traffic E Outer Drive. Former popular gentlemen's club with established prominent presence in the area. Perfect business opportunity for an investor or owner-operator to rehab to suit. Additional garage and parking available in rear of building.

          Comment on Sound and Vision: David Bowie by Hedley      Cache   Translate Page      
And “Low” hit, and I didn’t really get it. Little Nicky Horne would play a complete side on Capital Radio and I still didn’t get it. Finally I walked down the Fulham Road and bought it. One moment “Hunky Dory” and “Aladdin Sane” were taking me from Grammar School to work. “Young Americans” and “Station to Station” got me through my 4 long long years as a bank clerk....and then I was gone, on to the LSE and listening to Low I saw the last Bowie tour, Reality, when it came through Detroit. He was funny, wonderful and as David as you would hope. Love this pick Kat, thank you
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          [Slideshow] Black Real Estate Investor’s Labor of Love Restoring Aretha Franklin Home      Cache   Translate Page      

The renowned home in Detroit previously owned by the late legendary singer Aretha Franklin is getting a major makeover by this black real estate investor.

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          Here are 7 reasons overworked and underpaid workers on the U.S. coasts should move to Middle America      Cache   Translate Page      
Money stretches a lot further when you’re paying a reasonable rent.

If you live on the East or West Coast, you’ve probably been subjected to increasingly expensive rents, food, clothing, and more—tiresome commutes, working multiple jobs to pay the bills, and the exhaustion that comes with the frustration of not being able to do more of what you want.

Unfortunately, the trajectory of ever-increasing rents and cost of living expenses is probably not going to reverse any time soon.

In the Heartland, though, more and more people are finding space to accomplish what they might not be able to elsewhere.

Here are the things you can find in Middle America that aren’t all that common on the East or West Coasts.

1. Affordable Rent

Rent in Dayton, Ohio, can be had for a few hundred dollars. A three-bedroom house in Dayton’s up-and-coming South Park is just $750 a month. Houses in the “rich” parts of Middle America can be found for less than $500,000. A friend recently purchased an eight-unit apartment building in a small Midwestern college town for just $170,000. Your quality of life can dramatically improve while spending the same as, or less than, what you’re currently paying on rent—and even provide the opportunity to purchase or invest in property for less than what you would pay in rent on the East or West Coast.

2. Affordable Nights Out

I recently went to purchase a shot of top-top shelf liquor at a popular bar in Lincoln, Nebraska, and almost fell over when the bartender asked me for $4. The people I was with were concerned that was too much money. No, I explained; I just had never paid so little for good liquor before. In Middle America, a Jack and Coke could cost as little as $2. Some of these states, like Michigan, even have legalized marijuana. Other places offer incredible deals at high-quality restaurants, cafes, and luxury boutique hotels—places and quality that are rare, if ever, treats when you’re spending thousands on rent.

3. Affordable Small Businesses

Small bookstores, cafes, clothing stores, boutique hat shops, candy stores—all sorts of fun small businesses can be found in Middle America that, if you’re an entrepreneur, you might not be able to afford to open—and keep open—on the coasts. Low-cost commercial rents and even cooperative electric utilities create an opportunity for people to experiment and try their hand at something that might seem impossible elsewhere, like a shop that just sells licorice. It makes shopping more fun because you’re looking at truly unique items, and the items are actually affordable.

4. More Time

For the professional who is accustomed to grinding for rent 14-18 hours a day, Middle America has space for people to earn money in an 8-hour day, leaving people with more time. Businesses are often still closed entirely on Sundays, leaving that day free for spending time with friends and loved ones. When one friend on a Sunday recently asked what time it was, the response was “It’s Sunday”—who cares what time it is when there is nowhere to run off to and no deadline to meet that day? It can be an adjustment, but the stress and tension of always running eventually melt away.

5. More Space to Do More of What You Love

Have you been itching to try something new—a new theater production, a street festival, impromptu marching bands, or perhaps an outdoor punk rock acupuncture festival? That might be a logistical nightmare in Brooklyn, but in Middle America, there might be some stoic resistance, but along with that often comes a “Huh. Let’s give that a try.” There’s a welcoming beginner energy. Because there simply isn’t a lot of stuff happening, people are surprisingly up and open to trying new things that, perhaps, they might be too busy for elsewhere. The adage “if you build it they will come” is actually true.

6. Money to Invest

With less money being spent on everything from rent to the club, there’s more money for saving, investing, or buying the new items you might not be able to afford in New York or Los Angeles. Property is cheap, but don’t let the stories of Detroit’s comeback (and now crazily overpriced property) discourage you. America is filled with old towns just waiting for someone to come in and do something good.

7. It’s Not All Scary Red States

There’s an idea in some parts of the East and West Coasts that Middle America is scary: Racist, homophobic, Trump-supporting, scary white people. That just isn’t the case. Most of those states would’ve gone Bernie over Trump in a heartbeat had they been given the chance. There are people of color and immigrants all over Middle America—people from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, who live in the “flyover” states and have brought their cultures and delicious food with them. There are hip pockets everywhere, from Columbus to Lincoln, Winona to Knoxville, Grand Rapids to Milwaukee. The internet makes it seem like these places aren’t cool, but there are already cool people out there.

Middle America is not the Middle America of Fox News. You just need to be brave enough to check it out. The opportunities there might surprise you.

This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute.  

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          El arresto de Carlos Ghosn retrasa la presentación del esperado Nissan Leaf e-Plus de 60 kWh      Cache   Translate Page      

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La detención el pasado 19 de noviembre de Carlos Ghosn, el ya ex CEO de Nissan, ha provocado de forma inesperada que la presentación del Nissan Leaf E-Plus 2019 con batería de 60 kWh se haya retrasado hasta nueva orden. Debía hacer su debut en un evento especial de Nissan con motivo del Salón de Los Angeles. “El anuncio oficial en relación a los detalles del Nissan Leaf 2019 con prestaciones adicionales se ha pospuesto a una fecha ulterior”, se podía leer en el comunicado de Nissan.

Así, las dos únicas novedades de Nissan en el Salón de Los Angeles fueron los restyling de la berlina Maxima y del SUV Murano. Según cuentan en The Wall Street Journal, Nissan había contratado a la actriz Margot Robbie, como embajadora de la marca, y al Japanese American National Museum para la celebración del Nissan Futures.

Un evento sobre movilidad futura con los Nissan Murano y Maxima como novedades

Este evento es una celebración de la movilidad eléctrica, de las smart cities y un foro de discusión sobre la movilidad del futuro. Es la primera vez que se celebra en Estados Unidos ya que, coincidiendo con el Salón de Los Angeles se desvelaría ahí el Leaf de 60 kWh. El evento se celebró, pero no hubo ninguna novedad (el Nissan Leaf Nismo RC fue desvelado en Japón).

El Nissan Leaf de mayor autonomía, conocido como Leaf e-Plus, es actualmente el modelo de la marca más esperado. Todo apunta a que equipará una batería de 60 kWh para una autonomía real de entre 320 y 360 km. Será, además, compatible con cargas rápidas de al menos 100 kW. El Nissan Leaf actualmente en venta dispone de una batería de 40 kWh para una autonomía real de algo más de 240 km.

¿Estará el Nissan Leaf e-Plus en el Salón de Detroit, en enero de 2019? Es imposible saberlo, pero sí estarán presentes dos concept cars electricos, según ha confirmado Alfonso Albaisa, jefe de diseño de Nissan e Infiniti. Ambos modelos serán una evolución del Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept.

Infiniti Q Inspiration

Lucha de poderes

En realidad todo dependerá de si para entonces Nissan tiene nuevo CEO. El consejo de dirección se reunirá el próximo 17 de diciembre para escoger al nuevo CEO que tomará las riendas de Nissan. Se habla de Hiroto Saikawa, actual CEO interino, y de Toshiyuki Shiga. El primero es considerado el instigador de la investigación a la que está sometido Carlso Ghosn, mientras que el segundo es un hombre de confianza de Ghosn.

Más allá de presentar entonces el Nissan Leaf e-Plus, según quien salga elegido dará claras indicaciones de hacia donde irá la Alianza Renault-Nissan. Y es que para Saikawa, como muchos otros japoneses, nunca han terminado de aceptar que un pequeño fabricante tuviese el control de Nissan. Desean un reparto más equitativo en el control de la Alianza. Recordemos que Renault vendió 3,76 millones de coches en 2017, mientras que Nissan vendió 5,82 millones de unidades.


          Internal Affairs / Skyline Whispers - THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA      Cache   Translate Page      
While modern rock radio bands are busy mining the early blues-rock of LED ZEPPELIN and younger metal bands are stripping the New Wave of British Heavy Metal songbook for parts, Swedish supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA scratch an itch for those with nostalgia for a different specific moment in rock music's history books. Since forming the act as a side project in 2012, SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid and bassist Sharlee D'Angelo (ARCH ENEMY, WITCHERY, MERCYFUL FATE) have conspired with other members of the Swedish heavy metal community to generate catchy rockers and power ballads that are a throwback to late '70s and early '80s FM radio, when heavy power-pop anthems from acts such as CHEAP TRICK and KISS dominated the rock charts, alongside bands such as JOURNEY and REO SPEEDWAGON that were coating their output with a glossy finish. The latest effort from THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA, "Sometimes The World Ain't Enough", has become a favorite for fans looking for sugary pop-rock flavors in 2018. But Nuclear Blast's reissues of the band's first two records–2012's "Internal Affairs" and 2015's "Skyline Whispers", both of which were originally released on Italian label Coroner Records—show off a group that was already unified in its mission to take a break from the heavier sounds of the members' main projects and pay tribute to the acts they grew up on. "Siberian Queen" begins the band's run with a galloping drum-and-bass intro that sounds loosely inspired by LED ZEPPELIN's "Immigrant Song". It then jumps forward ten years with swaggering croons from Strid, shred guitar from David Andersson and Sebastian Forslund that would have shone during the glory days of the live record, and faux-stringed percussion that would have made ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA blush. The NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA essentially hit the ground running as the ultimate rock revue for the sound that filled arenas from 1977 through 1983. "California Morning", from the group's debut, and "All The Ladies", from the band's 2015 follow-up "Skyline Whispers", are clap-along stompers that could pass for outtakes from the first few KISS records. A mastery of boogie-blues rock on "Montreal Midnight Supply" and "Roads Less Traveled" show off a band that could have fit comfortably alongside 38 SPECIAL on a broadcast of NBC's "The Midnight Special". The title track of the band's debut and "Stiletto" are disco-funk jam-outs that could be released as a bootleg seven-inch with a Casablanca Records logo stamped on it. Most with an ear for that sound would be fooled. The sound is warm and vintage, with lyrical content to match. Much like KISS did with "Detroit Rock City", THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA pays tribute to its favorite cities that are aflame with rock and roll on road-trip fodder such as "California Morning" and "Miami 5:02". Strid strikes a strong vocal balance between shouting belters and radio-friendly croons; the latter especially shine through on power ballads and tales of lost love such as "Glowing City Madness". Due to their pedigrees, Strid and D'Angelo are the most likely to draw attention and initial listens to THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA. The band's secret weapon that really elevates the group's songs beyond flaccid mimicry is the keyboard and percussion work of Richard Larsson. The man is an incredibly versatile force behind his keys, whether he is launching into overloaded prog bombast, anchoring piano-driven balladry, or Hammond organ-propelled funk. The band's profile has slowly grown since its first Nuclear Blast release, 2017's "Amber Galactic". But folks that dig backwards into THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA's first two records will wonder why the spotlight wasn't shining brighter from day one.
          12/4/2018: SPORTS: Bertuzzi suspended for hit on Calvert      Cache   Translate Page      
NEW YORK Detroit forward Tyler Bertuzzi was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Monday for his hit on Colorado’s Matt Calvert during the weekend. Bertuzzi was sanctioned for roughing and unsportsmanlike conduct for his hit with 7:15 left...
          Medical Mondays - 80 grams of shatter BHO (Butane Hash Oil) dropped on hot plate      Cache   Translate Page      
When 80 grams of shatter BHO (Butane Hash Oil) dropped on hot plate on Medical Mondays in the studio of TapDetroit when we were still located inside the Russell Industrial Center. As you can see from the video it was insane to say the least. There was times were it was almost a blackout in the actual studio.The entire 3rd floor was smoked out and nobody could get away from it. There were people throwing up on the way to the bathrooms. In the hall way there was only about 5-10 feet visibility. Little to say don't try this at home kids, leave it to the professionals. haha
          Systems Engineer III      Cache   Translate Page      
MI-Detroit, job summary: Correct Job Title Private Cloud Engineer Position Description Provides technical expertise in the development and implementation of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) technology solutions including; platforms, operating systems, and infrastructure tools across the enterprise. Develops and implements standards in order to provide an enterprise level of support. Partners with infrastruc
          Ship traffic, December 4      Cache   Translate Page      
Ship traffic Due to arrive today SHIP FROM PORT APL Detroit Los Angeles OAK Bay Bridge Long Beach OAK California Highway Yokohama, Japan SFO CAP Capricorn Papeete, Tahiti OAK CAPE Kortia Los Angeles OAK MSC Silvia Vancouver, B.C. OAK Due to depart today SHIP TO PORT CAP Capricorn Long Beach OAK Cepheus Ocean Japan SFO Ever Lyric Taipei OAK Honourable Henry Jackman Port Unknown SFO Hyundai Shanhhai Busan, South Korea OAK Manoa Honolulu OAK MOL Brillience Xingang, China SFO MSC Silvia Port Unknown OAK NYK Diana Tokyo OAK NYK Remus Seattle SFO NYK Rigel Los Angeles SFO Queen Asia Port Unknown SFO Union Erwin Port Unknown SFO Source: S.F. Marine Exchange
          Queen, Adam Lambert Bringing 'Rhapsody' Tour to Detroit      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Foreign carmakers take on US sedan market as Detroit's Big Three shift to SUVs      Cache   Translate Page      
Just a decade ago, sedans, coupes and other passenger cars accounted for more than half the new vehicle market. Through the end of November, that tumbled to just 30.5 percent with the decline expected to continue for at least several more years.
          Quality Control Lead for I-75 - Detroit, MI 48208      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Afternoon Shift Performance Test Cell Operator - Detroit, MI 48208      Cache   Translate Page      
Innovative products begin with talented, highly motivated individuals\. Daimler Trucks North America \(DTNA\), the largest and most diverse company in the North American...
          Earth Over the Brink      Cache   Translate Page      
Glacier National Park is drip drip dripping into a puddle. People and companies and governments are cutting down trees to burn them to save the planet from global warming, mixing the sacrificial trees with oh-so-clean coal, and in Detroit with … Continue reading
          New Music “She Wanna Go” By Detroit’s SINN Featuring Jamaica’s Mr Flava (audio)      Cache   Translate Page      
Michigan’s own SINN links up with Jamaican sensation Mr Flava for a new hit single titled “She Wanna Go”, produced by Chill Beatz.  The duo delivers a modern fusion of Hip-Hop and Reggae set to entice ladies worldwide. Make no mistake, this record is not just for the ladies or dance-hall clubs.  “She[...]
          RotoGuru Football Leagues & Standings: 2018 G24 PRESEASON      Cache   Translate Page      
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MI-Detroit, The Materials Area Manager is responsible for monitoring the work performance of material area supervisors and their employees. The Materials Area Manager will direct the workforce to achieve plant production control goals and uninterrupted material delivery ensuring continuous production. He/she will lead and support World Class Manufacturing implementation and in achieving/exceeding production c
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MI-Detroit, Advanced Disposal is a company that brings fresh ideas and solutions to the business of a clean environment. It is our people who make the difference and leave the world a cleaner, more beautiful place. We are proud to provide cost-effective and environmentally-sound solutions for waste and recycling collection, transportation, processing and disposal. But we do much more than collect garbage. We
          C# / SQL Developer      Cache   Translate Page      
MI-Detroit, Location: Detroit, MI Duration: 6 months with possible contract to hire Description: Department Name: SG Ind UW & Ops Engagement Description: Resource needed for ongoing enhancement and support of Microsoft desktop and web applications for Actuarial and Underwriting users. Top 3 Required Skills/Experience: 3+ years of progressive experience creating C# web applications utilizing MVC patterns as a
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MI-Detroit, The Product Process Specialist will be responsible for ensuring conformance of processes and coordinating engineering, tooling and quality changes involving body shell geometry and panel fits. The Product Process Specialist will coordinate all safety, quality, delivery, cost and morale initiatives. Provide coaching and mentoring to team members (both hourly and supervisory) regarding World Class M
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MI-Detroit, The Maintenance Specialist is responsible for addressing throughput, run to run, and downtime related issues with equipment in a production environment. This role will coordinate activities according to World Class Manufacturing (WCM) standards (particularly the Autonomous and Professional Maintenance Pillar activities) while impacting the overall equipment effectiveness, through a systematic appr
          Global Electric Vehicle Digital CX and Distribution Manager      Cache   Translate Page      
MI-Detroit, • Manage the strategic development and cross functional alignment required to deliver a seamless end to end digital experience around Dealer experiences for BEV owners o Integration required across multiple platforms (Web, FP App, Vehicle) • Lead the planning and implementation of the digital cycle plan with the MPS IT team to deliver the digital experience • Develop and implement the key design p
          Global Electric Vehicle Digital CX Manager      Cache   Translate Page      
MI-Detroit, Be on the forefront of the digital consumer experience across Ford globally. As the digital CX manager, this person will champion key work streams for the BEV experience. • Manage the strategic development and cross functional alignment required to deliver a seamless end to end digital experience for BEV owners o Integration required across multiple platforms (Web, FP App, Vehicle) • Lead the plan
          Global Electric Vehicle Digital CX Analyst      Cache   Translate Page      
MI-Detroit, As the digital CX analyst, you will be on the forefront of the digital consumer experience across Ford globally. You will champion common user profile, dynamic CX and consent management for the BEV experience. Support the strategic development and cross functional alignment required to deliver a seamless end to end digital experience for BEV owners Integration required across multiple platforms (W
          Powertrain Program Manager      Cache   Translate Page      
MI-Detroit, The Powertrain Program Manager is responsible for interfacing with Powertrain for vehicle programs supporting model responsible. The Powertrain Program Manager will manage Powertrain programs for all integration activities and interface for all issues (cost, timing, program planning, launch support, problem resolution, etc.).
          Mobile Engine Test Lab (METS) Mechanic - 2nd Shift      Cache   Translate Page      
MI-Detroit, The Mobile Engine Test Lab (METS) Mechanic will be responsible for installing and instrumenting FCA powertrains on Dynomometer test stands. The Mechanic will be responsible for fabricating needed components, alignment and final readiness check off, of test stand for powertain testing. The Mechanics responsibilities include but are not limited to proper setup of fuel system, cooling system, electri
          Elderly Woman In Wheelchair Whose Flight Was Canceled Left At O’Hare Airport      Cache   Translate Page      
CHICAGO (AP) — American Airlines is investigating how a 67-year-old woman in a wheelchair was left alone overnight at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport when her flight was canceled. The incident, first reported by CBS 2 in Chicago , started Friday night when Olimpia Warsaw’s flight from Chicago to Detroit was canceled and a porter was assigned to […]
          NHL Rumors: Pittsburgh Penguins – Murray Trade Speculation And …      Cache   Translate Page      
Trade speculation in net for the Penguins and the need for a puck-moving defenseman Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t been happy with their goaltending. They had been linked to Detroit Red Wings Jimmy Howard, but decided …
          (USA-OH-Cleveland) Field Examiner Sr      Cache   Translate Page      
**306893BR** **Auto req ID:** 306893BR **HR Job Code:** 100876 Field Examiner Sr **Job Profile:** + Performs independent analysis on existing and prospective Borrower's collateral records and financial reports in order to determine / assess collateral values that secure loans and/or credit worthiness. 'Leads' the more critical / complex / higher risk profile Field Examinations on existing and prospective Borrowers, including Recurring Field Examinations on work out credits, as well as New Business Surveys and Prefund Field Examinations on prospective Borrowers. + Performs in-depth testing, valuation and analysis of collateral (generally Accounts Receivable and Inventory) securing the loans to existing and prospective Borrowers in order to verify existence, and to identify and highlight areas of collateral weakness or deterioration. Evaluates accounting system controls and data integrity, and managerial control oversight. Reviews and evaluates borrowers accounting personnel. Verifies that collateral is being reported and managed per the terms and conditions stipulated in the Loan Document. + Prepares the more complex Field Examination Reports and supporting workpapers that (i) highlight germane findings and material variances found, conclusions reached, and related recommendations for improvement if necessary. Such reports are utilized by Portfolio Management and/or Credit Approval Committee to verify and/or determine the credit worthiness of collateral securing the existing and/or prospective loans and to make informed credit decisions. + Communicates and escalates significant exam findings, concerns, delays, or borrower limitations to lending and credit personnel. Identifies and reports matters related to collateral risk. Makes recommendations as it relates to the collateral supporting the loan and/or issues and concerns that are raised during the Field Exam due diligence process. Participates in meetings with the Relationship Manager, deal team (Field Examiners, Appraisers, Underwriters, Business Development Officers, and Credit Policy Manager) and/or existing or prospective Borrowers representatives (typically the CFO, CEO and/or Controller of the company) to discuss any collateral issues/areas of concern. + Confirms proper reporting of collateral on the Borrowing Base Certificates. Ensures that the Borrowing Base is in compliance and being managed per the terms and conditions stipulated in the Loan Approval. Establishes the initial Borrowing Base Certificate (gross collateral, ineligibles, reserves, etc.), which determines the Eligible Revolver Availability on the day of funding, in addition to on-going collateral reporting requirement for the new account/borrower. Establishes initial reporting methods and procedures for the submission of supporting collateral documentation for new clients. + Manages the due diligence process and directs the daily progress of field work performed by the other Field Examiners assigned to the Examination including both internal employees and/or outsource Field Examiner vendors, while on-site at the Borrowers premises, to ensure all assignments and duties are completed in an accurate and timely manner. Trains junior and new Field Examiners. Evaluates junior / new field examiners progress and reports such to the Recurring Business Regional Field Examination Manager. When necessary, reviews Field Examination reports and workpapers performed / completed by less experienced Field Examiners. Assists the Recurring Business Regional Field Examination Manager on Special Projects as assigned. **Position City:** PA - Pittsburgh **Position Title:** Field Examiner Sr **Line of Business:** Corporate & Institutional Banking **Job Type:** Regular **Job Status:** Full Time **EEO Statement:** PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law **Location(s):** MI - Detroit, OH - Cleveland, PA - Pittsburgh **Required Education and Experience:** Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 3+ years of relevant / direct industry experience. Certifications are often desired. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered. **Job Specific Competencies:** **Flexibility and Adaptability - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of successful approaches, tools, and techniques for dealing with changes and adapting to a changing environment; ability to adapt as needed. **Conflict Management - Working Experience** + Understanding of how to anticipate, recognize, and deal effectively with existing or potential conflicts at the individual, group, or situation level; ability to apply this understanding appropriately to diverse situations. **Problem Solving - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. **Effective Communications - Extensive Experience** + Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. **Managing Multiple Priorities - Extensive Experience** + Ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities, making effective judgments as to prioritizing and time allocation. **Accuracy and Attention to Detail - Subject Matter Expertise** + Understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy. **Data Gathering and Reporting - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of and ability to utilize tools, techniques and processes for gathering and reporting data in a particular department or division of a company. **Financial Statement Analysis - Working Experience** + Knowledge of tools, techniques, and practices, and ability to analyze and determine the credit-worthiness of a business enterprise through its financial statements. **Collateral Management - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of the concepts, objectives, tools and methods used in collateral management; ability to implement and develop collateral strategies for risk control and profit management. **Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) - Working Experience** + Knowledge of the generally accepted accounting principles and the ability to apply them appropriately within the organization. **Core Competencies:** **Manages Risk - Working Experience** + Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework. **Customer Focus - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions. **Position Overview:** At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As an Examiner within PNC's Business Credit organization, you will be based in Cleveland, Detroit or Pittsburgh. We will consider experienced Field Examiners, Underwriters or BDO's with significant ABL experience. Qualified applicants should be comfortable with monthly travel up to 75%.
          (USA-MI-Detroit) Field Examiner Sr      Cache   Translate Page      
**306893BR** **Auto req ID:** 306893BR **HR Job Code:** 100876 Field Examiner Sr **Job Profile:** + Performs independent analysis on existing and prospective Borrower's collateral records and financial reports in order to determine / assess collateral values that secure loans and/or credit worthiness. 'Leads' the more critical / complex / higher risk profile Field Examinations on existing and prospective Borrowers, including Recurring Field Examinations on work out credits, as well as New Business Surveys and Prefund Field Examinations on prospective Borrowers. + Performs in-depth testing, valuation and analysis of collateral (generally Accounts Receivable and Inventory) securing the loans to existing and prospective Borrowers in order to verify existence, and to identify and highlight areas of collateral weakness or deterioration. Evaluates accounting system controls and data integrity, and managerial control oversight. Reviews and evaluates borrowers accounting personnel. Verifies that collateral is being reported and managed per the terms and conditions stipulated in the Loan Document. + Prepares the more complex Field Examination Reports and supporting workpapers that (i) highlight germane findings and material variances found, conclusions reached, and related recommendations for improvement if necessary. Such reports are utilized by Portfolio Management and/or Credit Approval Committee to verify and/or determine the credit worthiness of collateral securing the existing and/or prospective loans and to make informed credit decisions. + Communicates and escalates significant exam findings, concerns, delays, or borrower limitations to lending and credit personnel. Identifies and reports matters related to collateral risk. Makes recommendations as it relates to the collateral supporting the loan and/or issues and concerns that are raised during the Field Exam due diligence process. Participates in meetings with the Relationship Manager, deal team (Field Examiners, Appraisers, Underwriters, Business Development Officers, and Credit Policy Manager) and/or existing or prospective Borrowers representatives (typically the CFO, CEO and/or Controller of the company) to discuss any collateral issues/areas of concern. + Confirms proper reporting of collateral on the Borrowing Base Certificates. Ensures that the Borrowing Base is in compliance and being managed per the terms and conditions stipulated in the Loan Approval. Establishes the initial Borrowing Base Certificate (gross collateral, ineligibles, reserves, etc.), which determines the Eligible Revolver Availability on the day of funding, in addition to on-going collateral reporting requirement for the new account/borrower. Establishes initial reporting methods and procedures for the submission of supporting collateral documentation for new clients. + Manages the due diligence process and directs the daily progress of field work performed by the other Field Examiners assigned to the Examination including both internal employees and/or outsource Field Examiner vendors, while on-site at the Borrowers premises, to ensure all assignments and duties are completed in an accurate and timely manner. Trains junior and new Field Examiners. Evaluates junior / new field examiners progress and reports such to the Recurring Business Regional Field Examination Manager. When necessary, reviews Field Examination reports and workpapers performed / completed by less experienced Field Examiners. 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In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered. **Job Specific Competencies:** **Flexibility and Adaptability - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of successful approaches, tools, and techniques for dealing with changes and adapting to a changing environment; ability to adapt as needed. **Conflict Management - Working Experience** + Understanding of how to anticipate, recognize, and deal effectively with existing or potential conflicts at the individual, group, or situation level; ability to apply this understanding appropriately to diverse situations. **Problem Solving - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. **Effective Communications - Extensive Experience** + Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. **Managing Multiple Priorities - Extensive Experience** + Ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities, making effective judgments as to prioritizing and time allocation. **Accuracy and Attention to Detail - Subject Matter Expertise** + Understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy. **Data Gathering and Reporting - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of and ability to utilize tools, techniques and processes for gathering and reporting data in a particular department or division of a company. **Financial Statement Analysis - Working Experience** + Knowledge of tools, techniques, and practices, and ability to analyze and determine the credit-worthiness of a business enterprise through its financial statements. **Collateral Management - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of the concepts, objectives, tools and methods used in collateral management; ability to implement and develop collateral strategies for risk control and profit management. **Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) - Working Experience** + Knowledge of the generally accepted accounting principles and the ability to apply them appropriately within the organization. **Core Competencies:** **Manages Risk - Working Experience** + Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework. **Customer Focus - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions. **Position Overview:** At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As an Examiner within PNC's Business Credit organization, you will be based in Cleveland, Detroit or Pittsburgh. We will consider experienced Field Examiners, Underwriters or BDO's with significant ABL experience. Qualified applicants should be comfortable with monthly travel up to 75%.
          (USA-PA-Pittsburgh) Field Examiner Sr      Cache   Translate Page      
**306893BR** **Auto req ID:** 306893BR **HR Job Code:** 100876 Field Examiner Sr **Job Profile:** + Performs independent analysis on existing and prospective Borrower's collateral records and financial reports in order to determine / assess collateral values that secure loans and/or credit worthiness. 'Leads' the more critical / complex / higher risk profile Field Examinations on existing and prospective Borrowers, including Recurring Field Examinations on work out credits, as well as New Business Surveys and Prefund Field Examinations on prospective Borrowers. + Performs in-depth testing, valuation and analysis of collateral (generally Accounts Receivable and Inventory) securing the loans to existing and prospective Borrowers in order to verify existence, and to identify and highlight areas of collateral weakness or deterioration. Evaluates accounting system controls and data integrity, and managerial control oversight. Reviews and evaluates borrowers accounting personnel. Verifies that collateral is being reported and managed per the terms and conditions stipulated in the Loan Document. + Prepares the more complex Field Examination Reports and supporting workpapers that (i) highlight germane findings and material variances found, conclusions reached, and related recommendations for improvement if necessary. Such reports are utilized by Portfolio Management and/or Credit Approval Committee to verify and/or determine the credit worthiness of collateral securing the existing and/or prospective loans and to make informed credit decisions. + Communicates and escalates significant exam findings, concerns, delays, or borrower limitations to lending and credit personnel. Identifies and reports matters related to collateral risk. Makes recommendations as it relates to the collateral supporting the loan and/or issues and concerns that are raised during the Field Exam due diligence process. Participates in meetings with the Relationship Manager, deal team (Field Examiners, Appraisers, Underwriters, Business Development Officers, and Credit Policy Manager) and/or existing or prospective Borrowers representatives (typically the CFO, CEO and/or Controller of the company) to discuss any collateral issues/areas of concern. + Confirms proper reporting of collateral on the Borrowing Base Certificates. Ensures that the Borrowing Base is in compliance and being managed per the terms and conditions stipulated in the Loan Approval. Establishes the initial Borrowing Base Certificate (gross collateral, ineligibles, reserves, etc.), which determines the Eligible Revolver Availability on the day of funding, in addition to on-going collateral reporting requirement for the new account/borrower. Establishes initial reporting methods and procedures for the submission of supporting collateral documentation for new clients. + Manages the due diligence process and directs the daily progress of field work performed by the other Field Examiners assigned to the Examination including both internal employees and/or outsource Field Examiner vendors, while on-site at the Borrowers premises, to ensure all assignments and duties are completed in an accurate and timely manner. Trains junior and new Field Examiners. Evaluates junior / new field examiners progress and reports such to the Recurring Business Regional Field Examination Manager. When necessary, reviews Field Examination reports and workpapers performed / completed by less experienced Field Examiners. Assists the Recurring Business Regional Field Examination Manager on Special Projects as assigned. **Position City:** PA - Pittsburgh **Position Title:** Field Examiner Sr **Line of Business:** Corporate & Institutional Banking **Job Type:** Regular **Job Status:** Full Time **EEO Statement:** PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law **Location(s):** MI - Detroit, OH - Cleveland, PA - Pittsburgh **Required Education and Experience:** Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 3+ years of relevant / direct industry experience. Certifications are often desired. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered. **Job Specific Competencies:** **Flexibility and Adaptability - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of successful approaches, tools, and techniques for dealing with changes and adapting to a changing environment; ability to adapt as needed. **Conflict Management - Working Experience** + Understanding of how to anticipate, recognize, and deal effectively with existing or potential conflicts at the individual, group, or situation level; ability to apply this understanding appropriately to diverse situations. **Problem Solving - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. **Effective Communications - Extensive Experience** + Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. **Managing Multiple Priorities - Extensive Experience** + Ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities, making effective judgments as to prioritizing and time allocation. **Accuracy and Attention to Detail - Subject Matter Expertise** + Understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy. **Data Gathering and Reporting - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of and ability to utilize tools, techniques and processes for gathering and reporting data in a particular department or division of a company. **Financial Statement Analysis - Working Experience** + Knowledge of tools, techniques, and practices, and ability to analyze and determine the credit-worthiness of a business enterprise through its financial statements. **Collateral Management - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of the concepts, objectives, tools and methods used in collateral management; ability to implement and develop collateral strategies for risk control and profit management. **Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) - Working Experience** + Knowledge of the generally accepted accounting principles and the ability to apply them appropriately within the organization. **Core Competencies:** **Manages Risk - Working Experience** + Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework. **Customer Focus - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions. **Position Overview:** At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As an Examiner within PNC's Business Credit organization, you will be based in Cleveland, Detroit or Pittsburgh. We will consider experienced Field Examiners, Underwriters or BDO's with significant ABL experience. Qualified applicants should be comfortable with monthly travel up to 75%.
          For Sale: 1993 Hummer H1 with a 502 ci Big-Block Chevy V8      Cache   Translate Page      
This 1993 Hummer H1 is for sale on eBay in Addison, Texas for $50,000. The factory 6.2 L Detroit Diesel V8 and three-speed automatic transmission with a 502 ci (8.2 L) big-block Chevy V8 and Turbo 400 three-speed automatic transmission. The seller claims the engine makes 502 horsepower but the ZZ502/502 Deluxe crate engine makes ... Read more
          Live Streaming List: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Detroit Pistons 2018-2019 NBA Season      Cache   Translate Page      
Here is the available live streaming links for you to be able to watch the game of Oklahoma City Thunder vs Detroit Pistons 2018-2019 NBA Season. Game starts at 8:00 AM (GMT +8, Manila Time), December 4, 2018 - Tuesday.

Live Streaming List: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Detroit Pistons 2018-2019 NBA Season

Please choose any of the list of live stream links below.

Live Streaming List: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Detroit Pistons 2018-2019 NBA Season




For mobile and pc/laptop watchers in the Philippines and abroad. Use the live streaming below.  Note: Just click the "Install" link to enable flash and start watching the video.




Live streaming not appearing on your screen? For android or mobile phone users make sure you have Google Chrome installed on your phone. If you already have Chrome just wait for the live streaming to load and you can start watching using your phone.




For desktop or laptop computer users you need to enable flash on your Chrome, Firefox, IE, etc to be able to watch the game. See the instruction below.



Friendly reminder for watchers abroad:

Live streaming not playing?
1. Locate the green lock near the top left side of your browser.
2. Click the green lock logo, then click "Site Settings".
3. Find "Flash", change "Ask" to "Allow".
4. Then click the ← below the "Search settings"
5. Then click "Reload"
6. See if the live streaming loads now.
7. Done!

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          Thunder Are On The Right Ship After a Slow Start      Cache   Translate Page      

Back On Track After starting off the season 0-4, The Oklahoma City Thunder are back on track after beating the Detroit Pistons last night 110-83. The Thunder have won five of their last six including defeating defending champions the Golden State Warriors. Former University of Florida  Men’s Basketball coach Billy Donovan and former MVP Russel …

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          El nuevo RAM Power Wagon 2020, cazado completamente destapado      Cache   Translate Page      
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El nuevo RAM Power Wagon se destapa mostrando el nuevo diseño de la parte delantera

Será novedad en el Salón del Automóvil de Detroit. El nuevo RAM Power Wagon 2500 ha sido cazado en Estados Unidos sin camuflaje alguno que vista su carrocería, por lo que las últimas fotos espía del modelo americano indican una presentación más que cercana.

El diseño de la carrocería muestra una gran influencia del "hermano menor" el RAM 1500 Rebel, pero se aprecia una mayor musculatura, aderezada con los nuevos faros que presentan una nueva gráfica diurna de LED bordeando los contornos superior e inferior de los grupos ópticos, además de contar con una nueva posición del proyector principal, ahora más en el centro.

Entre otros detalles más, la antigua parrilla del radiador en forma de cruz se ha sustituido por un diseño más curvo, mientras que en la defensa delantera -completamente de nueva factura, como la trasera- cuenta con un cabrestante integrado. Pintado completamente en negro, destaca el acabado en dos tonos de las llantas y el aspecto oscurecido de los grupos ópticos traseros.

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Sin camuflaje alguno, el nuevo RAM Power Wagon rueda por carreteras de Estados Unidos realizando los últimos ajustes previos a su producción

En el interior, el nuevo modelo de RAM seguirá los pasos del modelo 1500 con un diseño cuidado y materiales de primera calidad, adoptando una nueva pantalla de 8,4 pulgadas para el sistema de información y entretenimiento Uconnect 4, incrementándose hasta 12,4 pulgadas en el opcional Uconnect 4C NAV. ambas con accionamiento táctil y diferenciadas por la función de navegador vía satélite integrado en la segunda.

El equipamiento de serie del Power Wagon contará con una suspensión delantera de doble articulación y desconexión de la barra estabilizadora delantera, así como diferenciales de bloqueo delanteros y traseros.

Poco se sabe a ciencia cierta del motor que se montará en este nuevo pick-up, pero las fuentes indican que se trata del mismo bloque de ocho cilindros en V con 6.4 litros capaz de rendir una potencia máxima de 410 caballos y acoplado a una transmisión automática de seis velocidades, un detalle que será desvelado a comienzos de año.

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El aspecto oscurecido de los grupos ópticos traseros verticales dan más empaque al nuevo RAM Power Wagon

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La noticia El nuevo RAM Power Wagon 2020, cazado completamente destapado fue publicada originalmente en @motorpuntoes por Fran Romero.


          Microsoft планирует приобрести одну из студий, которая исторически связана с Sony      Cache   Translate Page      
Инсайдер Klobrille едва ли не каждый день снабжает нас новыми слухами о переговорах Microsoft с различными студиями на тему их покупки. На прошлой неделе он заявлял о переговорах с IO Interactive, а также уверял, что в 2018 году покупки не кончились, и в 2019 будут новые анонсы.

Сегодня же Klobrille в своем аккаунте в социальной сети Twitter в очередной раз заговорил о планах Microsoft Studios на покупки:
Давайте сделаем этот понедельник немного интереснее. Я могу сказать, что подразделение Xbox находится в стадии активных переговоров (уже несколько месяцев) со студией среднего размера, которая исторически связана с Sony. На сегодняшний день никаких названий дать не могу из-за идущих переговоров, но это крайне интересно.
Стоит отметить, что пользователи в интернете сразу стали выдвигать свои догадки по вопросу того, что это может быть за студия. Называются варианты Quantic Dream (разработчики Detroit, Heavy Rain), Supermassive Games (разработчики Until Dawn) или Ready at Dawn (разработчики Order 1886).
          Post-bankruptcy Detroit returns to yield-hungry muni bond market      Cache   Translate Page      
Detroit on Tuesday sold its first standalone bonds since exiting bankruptcy four years ago to U.S. municipal market investors, who snapped up the debt albeit at hefty yields.

          Plato’s mistake      Cache   Translate Page      

It started innocently enough at a lunch-time event with some friends at the Randolph Hotel in the centre of Oxford. ‘The trouble with Islam …’ began some self-opinioned pundit, and I knew where he was going. Simple. Islam lends itself to fanaticism, and that is why Muslims perpetrate so much violence in the name of religion. The pundit saw himself as Christian, and therefore a man of peace, so I had my cue. ‘Look out of the window. Over there in the fork of the road you see the Martyr’s Memorial. In 1555 the Wars of Religion were in full spate, Catholics were burning Protestants at the stake, Protestants were no less fanatical when their turn came, and things got even worse with the Civil War. So why are Muslims any worse?'

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          Example Of Old School Black Gospel: Rev. Charles Nicks & The St. James Adult Choir (Detroit, Michigan)- "Hold Back The Night"      Cache   Translate Page      
Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post showcases the early 1970s Gospel song "Hold Back The Night", written by Rev. Charles H. Nicks, and performed by the Adult choir of St. James AME Church (Detroit, Michigan). That choir was led by Rev. Nicks.

The content of this post is presented for religious, cultural, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Rev Charles Nicks for his religious and musical legacy. Thanks also to all those vocalists and musicians who are featured in these videos and thanks to the publisher of this videos on YouTube. In addition, thanks to all those who are quoted in this post.
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Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/05/rev-charles-h-nicks-st-james-adult.html for a 2014 pancocojams post that showcases this song. That post includes the video that is featured in this post and two additional videos.

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INFORMATION ABOUT REV. CHARLES H. NICKS
From http://museum.msu.edu/museum/tes/gospel/nicks.htm
"When Charles H. Nicks, Jr. became the organist for the St. James Baptist Church in Detroit in 1957, a thirty-year success story was begun, one which continued throughout his pastorate of the church. His recordings with the St. James Adult Choir, which captured the "feel" of the traditional Black Baptist church, helped to strengthen Detroit's position as a major center for gospel music.

Rev. Nicks was born in Lincoln, NE, July 18,1941, to the Reverend Charles Nicks, Sr., a Baptist pastor, and Alliece Nicks, a pianist who was his first musical influence. After extensive training in classical and gospel music, Rev. Nicks developed on organ style that attracted students from around the country who wanted to learn how he made the Hammond organ "talk."

A founding member of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, he was also organist for the Harold Smith Majestics and a respected record producer. Rev. Nicks, who died in 1988, was celebrated for composing and/or singing several gospel classics, including "He's So Real," "Something About God's Grace," and "I Really Love the Lord."

Under the direction of Jimmy Dowell, the St. James Adult Choir continues to perform in the traditional style that first brought them and Rev. Nicks into the national spotlight."

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From https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rev-Charles-H-Nicks-Jr/123705620985?sk=info
"Rev. Charles H. Nicks, Jr., was called as the fifth pastor of St. James Missionary Baptist Church in April, 1972

The following achievements for the Lord were realized under the pastorship of Rev. Nicks:
...Leader of the National Baptist Church Music Department - Artist for countless musical recordings - Facilitator for may nationally televised productions - Vice President and leader for the Gospel Music Workshop of America [GMWA} - Leader of many other local and national organizations to numerous to be counted"...

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SHOWCASE VIDEO: Rev. Charles Nicks & The St. James Adult Choir - Hold Back The Night



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One of my personal favs!! Lead by Rev. Charles Nicks & Sis. Jean Frederick

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LYRICS FOR THE GOSPEL SONG "HOLD BACK THE NIGHT"
(composed by Rev. Charles Nicks)*

Here's a comment from the comment thread for one of the videos that was published in the 2014 pancocojams post on this song whose link is given above (I'm sorry I didn't note which video that is)
k cooper, 2008
"I was a member of the St. James Adult Choir. Here are the lyrics to HOLD BACK THE NIGHT: Chorus: Hold Back the Night give me strength to fight. I'll do your will if you just say to my storm, peace be still. O Lord, I love your name, every day you're just the same. I'll be alright, if you Hold Back the Night. Verse: The storm is raging all around. Satan is trying to pull me down. Lord you told me, in your word I could abide. So stretch forth your mighty hand and Hold Back the Night."
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Here are those lyrics in song format:

Chorus [sung by the Choir]
Hold back the night.
Give me strength to fight.
I'll do Your will
If You just say to my storm
“Peace be still.”
Oh Lord, I love Your name.
Every day You're just the same.
I'll be all right
If You just hold back the night.

[repeat]

Solo: The storm is raging
All around.
Satan keeps tryin
To pull me down.
But Lord, You told me
In Your word I could abide.
So stretch forth Your mighty hand
And hold back the night.

[repeat]

[Choir sings the chorus with the soloist vamping.]
Vamping: To improvise a musical accompaniment, to improvise (an accompaniment, for example) for a solo, to improvise simple accompaniment or variation of a tune.

*Online information about the Gospel song "Hold Back The Night" is very difficult to find. However, I happened upon this website http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=96. That site gives suggested songs & their composers for a Men's Day and lists “Charles H. Nicks, Jr as the composer of "Hold Back The Night".

"Hold Back The Night" is also the title of a 1990 Gospel album by Rev. Charles H. Nicks & The St. James Adult Choir. That album features that song and other songs that would now be considered "old school Gospel".

It seems very clear to me that "Hold Back The Night" Gospel song lyrics directly refer to the New Testament verses which recount the story of Jesus calming the waves that threatened to overturn the boat that he and his disciples were traveling in on the Sea of Galilee. This is the same Biblical story that is the theme of Rev. James Cleveland and the Angelic Choir of Nutley, New Jersey's hugely popular 1962 or 1963 record "Peace Be Still". Notice the inclusion of the words "Peace Be Still" in the Gospel song "Hold Back The Night".

Click http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=hurlbut&book=bible&story=peace for a link to that Biblical story told in contemporary Standard American English. Also, click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb4Vjey1WsM for a sound file of that "Peace Be Still" record. By the way, that Rev. James Cleveland recording also features keyboardist Billy Preston, who was very highly regarded for his accompaniment on Gospel recordings as well as his popular secular records.

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SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THIS VIDEO'S DISCUSSION THREAD
These comments are given in relative consecutive order based on their publishing date with the oldest comment given first, except for replies. Numbers are assigned for referencing purposes only.

1. BrothaRollins, 2008
"I love this song! Rev. Nicks was one of the greatest organist on this earth"

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2. Marcel West, 2008
..."... this is Gospel Music at it's best!! Rev. Nicks & St. James were the epitome of Detroit Gospel.

Be Blessed."

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3. newdonna39, 2009
"My choir used to sing this song when I was young...this is REAL gospel music!"

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4. BigBlueBeast, 2009
"Our church's choir haven't sang this song in years!"

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REPLY
5. barbara19ish, 2018
"No church plays this type of music anymore. and its 2018."

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6. Marcus Burnett, 2009
"Amen...from a fellow A.M.E 'er"
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St. James (Detroit, Michigan) whose choir is shown singing this song is an A.M.E. church (African Methodist Episcopal), a Christian denomination.

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7. emonique989, 2009
"We sang this at Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Saginaw, MI when I was little."

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8. aepps20012001, 2009
"Sang Jean!!What a voice! I miss ya. Remember I used to play this out at the store!"
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"Sang" here is an African American Vernacular English word meaning "to sing very well, especially to sing soulfully very well". When used as a present tense exclamation, "sang" means "Continue singing very well".

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9. Richard Moss,lll, 2010
"these the songs we need to bring back in the church! i love love this song!!"

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10. Helen Thomas, 2010
"This is the real deal of gospel music. The great Rev. Charles Nicks and the St. James Choir. I'm from Detroit so I got to experience the blessing of this great pastor and choir. This what you call real gospel music.
Thanks Marcell for not letting us forget. May God Bless You!!
Helen Thomas, Galilee Bapt. Church "

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11. Maurice Stewart, 2010
"Here is some old school gospel. If your going through anything in your life listen to this word in song. Peace."

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12. aepps20012001, 2011
"Used to wear this song out. I worked at Joyful Sounds Gospel Store with Jean, the woman singing lead vocals on this song. Those were the days!!"

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13. mussaqlover1, 2012
"Yes Lord a true Classic! Thanks for posting"

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14. mussaqlover1, 2012
"one of my all time favorites..nothing like true old school gospel that hits home!!! Thanks for the post!!!"

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15. Yolana Wakefield-Wilson, 2013
"Like they used to say when I was a child, "This song is my testimony..."

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16. jamesdwimb, 2013
"Bone stirring!!"

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17. Dior Nashae, 2014
"This was my great grandmother's solo at church, and she would bring the house down every time she sang it!!!!! Thank God for Old School Gospel!!!!!"

**
18. HolyGhostRevival7, 2015
"Songs like this has meaning and you can understand the words; they reach the soul. People can't get saved today off of the so-called gospel songs. We are truly in a sad time, where people have thrown Jesus out of their services. Thank you for posting songs like you post. God bless you in Jesus name"

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19. David Robinson, 2015
"I love the classic, soulful gospel music of Rev. Charles Nicks, Jr. I have been in music ministry for almost 40 years. I grew up in Detroit, but did not start playing gospel music on piano and organ until my college years at Morehouse College in Atlanta. I played at the Shrines of the Black Madonna where we sang (and I taught) many of his songs. Even in churches where I play after that time period, I still teach and play those songs for choirs - O Give Thanks," "I'm So Grateful," "Take the Name of Jesus" (I wish I had that album), "If You Ever Needed the Lord," "I Really Love the Lord," "Search Me Lord," "There's a Stranger In Town" (RIP Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly), "I Need Him," "Never Turn Back," "I Love to Praise His Name," "I'm Free," "Come and Go With Me to My Father's House," "Come Unto Jesus," "There Is No Failure in God," "He's So Real," "These Are the Times," and the list goes on. My father who worked at the University of Michigan as assistant admissions director and in charge of minority recruitment would come to Rev. Nick's church and recruit students. His songs are popular here in Atlanta as well as Detroit. Rev. Nicks is certainly a legend. I had the pleasure to attend their "O Give Thanks" concert in 1978 at Detroit's Ford Auditorium."

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          43 fotos, 5 videos y 28 lanzamientos: qué llega a México (y qué no) de Los Ángeles 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

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Sin ser el salón del automóvil más grande del mundo, o siquiera de la región, el Auto Show de Los Ángeles siempre abre sus puertas muy cargado de novedades para todo Norteamérica e incluso con algunas primicias mundiales. La cita de este año la atendieron todo tipo de vehículos: prototipos, sedanes, coches eléctricos, pick-ups y, por supuesto, muchísimo SUV.

Por su cercanía con México y la fecha tan cercana al cambio de año, los estrenos del Auto Show de Los Ángeles siempre nos anticipan lo que veremos en nuestro país en los próximos meses, algunos todavía como modelo 2019 y otros ya como 2020. De los casi 30 lanzamientos de esta edición, más de la mitad están confirmados para nuestro país y unos cuantos más tienen fuertes posibilidades de cruzar la frontera.

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¿Qué modelos veremos en México?

El primer modelo en llegar será justamente el protagonista del auto show, el Mazda 3 2019. Si los rumores son ciertos, estará a la venta en nuestro país a finales de este mismo mes; si no, estará llegando durante las primeras semanas de 2019.

KIA también presentó algunos lanzamientos importantes para nuestro país, como es el caso de la nueva generación del Soul, exhibida en variantes GT-Line, X-Line y EV. También se exhibió al Forte GT, listo para comercializarse en México con motor turbo de 201 hp, para competir contra el Volkswagen Jetta GLI que debutará en Detroit en enero.

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De la mano de marcas japonesas llegarán los facelifts de Nissan Maxima y Murano, y un par de sedanes de Toyota: la nueva generación del Corolla, que además se estrenó en variante híbrida —poco probable ver esta versión en México... por el momento— y la actualización de media vida del Prius, que en Estados Unidos estrenará tracción integral.

Jeep, por su parte, exhibió su primera pick-up en décadas, el Gladiator. Fue creado a partir de la misma base mecánica y estética del Wrangler, uno de los todoterrenos más emblemáticos del mundo. Llegaá a México en primavera de 2019.

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Las marcas de lujo también anunciaron novedades que se incorporarán a su gama en México en el transcurso de los siguientes meses: el facelift del Audi R8, el nuevo Bentley Continental GT Convertible, los BMW Serie 8 Convertible y M340i, el imponente Lincoln Aviator, la actualización del Mercedes-AMG GT, la nueva generación del Porsche 911 y el segundo episodio en la historia del Range Rover Evoque.

En el salón se presentaron algunos otros modelos con posibilidad de llegar a México, aunque su lanzamiento no haya sido confirmado. Tal es el caso del Honda Passport, del Toyota Camry TRD, del Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition, del Toyota Corolla Sedán Hybrid, el Hyundai Palisade y del facelift de Fiat 500X.

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          BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Stagecrafters is Wonderful, Whimsy, Magical Journey on the Stage!      Cache   Translate Page      
L to R: Tony Battle, Miles Bond, Stephanie Peltier,
and Matthew Cochran

Most people know the story of Peter Pan, but Stagecrafters is telling story of how he started his journey in Peter and the Starcatcher, which is currently running through December 16th at the Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak. The play is the fantastical adventure about how Peter Pan came to be and is based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Scott with music by Wayne Barker. The exquisite staging and talented cast of Stagecrafter's Peter and the Starcatcher takes the audience on a journey they will not forget about the how Peter Pan became the legend that he is.

Peter and the Starcatcher begins on ship bound for the island of Rundoon where three orphan boys (Miles Bond, Joseph Cavanaugh, and Jody Florkowski) befriend Molly Aster (Stephanie Peltier), daughter of Starcatcher Lord Aster (Dean Gaboury), who is on a secret mission for the Queen of England. Their precious cargo is starstuff, powerful magic dust that must not fall into the wrong hands. When the villainous Black Stache (Tony Battle) and his band of pirates attack the ship, one orphan finds his courage and a legend is born.

The absolute shining star of this production was Stephanie Peltier in the role of Molly Aster. From the moment that Peltier appears it was hard not to be enamored with her and the strong, confident, bossy yet sweet Molly she portrays on the stage. She was an incredibly brilliant performer and draws the audience into the story unfolding on the stage, but at the same time, she did a wonderful job working with her castmates and playing off them and elevating both her own and their performances as well. Bravo on a magnificent performance!

Competing with Peltier for brilliance in production would be Tony Battle in the role of Black Stache. Every moment when Battle was speaking, or not speaking, he made the audience want to laugh with comedic timing that was absolutely perfect. He encompasses the Black Stache in every way and brought him to life in such a unique way. His partner in crime on the stage, Smee (Matthew Cochran,) made the perfect pair of a comedy duo. Their timing impeccable with the jokes never missing a beat and their on-stage rapport was perfect casting because it worked so well together. Some of the best parts of the production were Battle and Cochran's little interactions and jokes.

Kyle Bushre played the roles of Mrs. Bumbrake / Teacher. Trying to describe Bushre without giving away too much of his performance would be a crime. His Mrs. Bumbrake was fantastic. Go see it! Patrick Wehner played the role of Alf. Wehner was wonderful to watch on stage as he was one of those performers that the audience can tell he loves what he does. His performance of Alf was wonderful on its own, but what makes it better was when Wehner and Bushre performer together - they were an unstoppable pairing - much like Battle and Cochran. Again, another perfectly cast duo and a pair who did comedy extremely well.

Miles Bond and Stephanie Peltier

The three orphan boys were a very eclectic group, but worked well together. Miles Bond played the role of Boy. Bond gave a noteworthy performance of watching who Boy was and grew to be overtime on stage. His performance ability was really highlighted in Act Two, especially in the Grotto and Beach scenes, and to not risk giving away any plot spoilers of the finale of the Peter and the Starcatcher, all that I can say is go and see Bond's performance before the run is over. Jody Florkowski played the role of Ted. Florkowski was the highlight of the three orphan boys in the hilarious role of Ted. He constantly had the audience laughing. His performance made you wish there was more of Ted in the production so you could enjoy his antics and him on the stage for longer. Joseph Cavanaugh played the role of Prentiss and rounded out the trio of boys perfectly and their chemistry together was enjoyable to watch.

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The second note is the fantastic set. Albeit, one of the simpler stage sets for a production; it worked wonders and did exactly what it needed to do. The rotating stage was incredible with a minimalistic set on it making it seem like the performers were traveling to far off places in a blink of an eye. It was innovative, creative and very fun to watch! Dan Rose did a superb job pulling double duty with being director and designer for this show. Rose created something truly magical!

Peter and the Starcatcher is a whimsy tale that takes the audience on an adventure to find out how the Peter Pan that we all know and love came to be. Stagecrafters did an amazing job with their production and it is one that the Detroit community should go out and experience!

Peter and the Starcatcher is currently running through December 16th at The Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak. For more information and tickets, visit www.Stagecrafters.org.

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Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

If you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. Here are the current standings for Detroit:

Best Actor in a Musical
Brandon Waldenmayer - FALSETTOS - Horizon Performing Arts 5%
Jovan E. Watlington - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - Tibbits Opera House 4%
Cory Shorter - IN THE HEIGHTS - The Detroit Actor's Theatre Company (DATC) 4%

Best Actor in a Play
Jonnie Carpathios - RUN FOR YOUR WIFE - The Barn Theatre 6%
Brandon Waldenmayer - FULLY COMMITTED - Horizon Performing Arts 6%
Gary Minix - THE FLOWER GIRLS - The Sauk 5%

Best Actress in a Musical
Hayley Martin - THE ADDAMS FAMILY - Garden City Community Theatre 5%
Chloe Kenyon - THE WIZARD OF OZ - Horizon Performing Arts 5%
Bryana Hall - RAGTIME - The Croswell Opera House 4%

Best Actress in a Play
Julianna Hirsh - THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Farmers Alley Theatre 7%
Meg McNamee - THE FAMILY DIGS - The Croswell Opera House 6%
Penelope Alex - NOISES OFF - The Barn Theatre 4%

Best Choreography
Domonique Glover - RAGTIME - The Croswell Opera House 8%
Kristen Wiklanski - THE ADDAMS FAMILY - Garden City Community Theatre 6%
Elizabeth McNair - ANNIE - The Sauk 5%

Best Community Theatre
The Croswell Opera House 16%
The Sauk 10%
Stagecrafters 9%

Best Costume Design
Pam Krage - RAGTIME - The Croswell Opera House 7%
Patty Spence - ANNIE - The Sauk 6%
Emily Gifford - BARNUM - The Croswell Opera House 5%

Best Director of a Play
Trinity Bird - THE FLOWER GIRLS - The Sauk 7%
Adam Weiner - THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Farmers Alley Theatre 7%
Reilly Conlon - FULLY COMMITTED - Horizon Performing Arts 5%

Best Director of Musical
Debra Calebrese - RAGTIME - The Croswell Opera House 7%
Trinity Bird - BIG RIVER - The Sauk 6%
Greg Wiklanski - THE ADDAMS FAMILY - Garden City Community Theatre 5%

Best Ensemble of a Musical
RAGTIME - The Croswell Opera House 9%
BIG RIVER - The Sauk 5%
THE GERANIUM ON THE WINDOWSILL JUST DIED BUT TEACHER YOU WENT RIGHT ON - Flint Repertory Theatre 4%

Best Ensemble of a Play
THE FLOWER GIRLS - The Sauk 6%
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Farmers Alley Theatre 6%
THE BIG MEAL - The Croswell Opera House 5%

Best Lighting Design
Tiff Crutchfield - RAGTIME - The Croswell Opera House 8%
Tiff Crutchfield - MAMMA MIA! - The Croswell Opera House 6%
Dustin Miller - WEST SIDE STORY - The Encore Musical Theatre Company 5%

Best Music Direction
Todd Schrieber - RAGTIME - The Croswell Opera House 9%
Tyler Driskill - WEST SIDE STORY - The Encore Musical Theatre Company 8%
Brandon Waldenmayer - INTO THE WOODS - Dexter Community Players 7%

Best Musical
RAGTIME - The Croswell Opera House 8%
THE ADDAMS FAMILY - Garden City Community Theatre 4%
MAMMA MIA! - The Croswell Opera House 4%

Best Play
THE FLOWER GIRLS - The Sauk 6%
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Farmers Alley Theatre 6%
THE FAMILY DIGS - The Croswell Opera House 6%

Best Production - Play or Musical (Touring)
WICKED - Broadway in Detroit 32%
DISNEY'S THE LION KING - MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series. 16%
LES MISERABLES - Broadway in Detroit 15%

Best Production for Young Adults
GODSPELL - The Croswell Opera House 23%
DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. - Stagecrafters 23%
SHREK THE MUSICAL - Tecumseh Youth Theatre 18%

Best Set Design
Dave Nelms - RAGTIME - The Croswell Opera House 7%
Bartley Bauer - MAMMA MIA! - The Croswell Opera House 6%
Samantha Snow - BULLETS OVER BROADWAY - The Barn Theatre 4%

Best Shakespearean Actor
Robert Arbaugh - MACBETH - UnCovered Theatre Company 21%
Kyle Clark - MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - WaterWorks Theatre Company 16%
Brandon Saunders - THE TEMPEST - Michigan Shakespeare Festival 16%

Best Shakespearean Actor in a Supporting Role
Jason Briggs - THE TEMPEST - Michigan Shakespeare Festival 12%
Stephen Blackwell - MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - WaterWorks Theatre Company 12%
Eric Niece - MACBETH - UnCovered Theatre Company 11%

Best Shakespearean Actress
Hannah Niece - MACBETH - UnCovered Theatre Company 25%
Sara Wolf - MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - WaterWorks Theatre Company 20%
Janet Haley - THE TEMPEST - Michigan Shakespeare Festival 16%

Best Shakespearean Actress in a Supporting Role
Destiny Dunn - THE TEMPEST - Michigan Shakespeare Festival 19%
Tiaja Sabrie - OTHELLO - Slipstream Theatre Initiative 15%
Janet Haley - MEASURE FOR MEASURE - Michigan Shakespeare Festival 14%

Best Shakespearean Ensemble Cast
MACBETH - UnCovered Theatre Company 21%
THE TEMPEST - Michigan Shakespeare Festival 20%
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF William Shakespeare ABRIDGED - Lakeland Players 11%

Best Shakespearean Production
THE TEMPEST - Michigan Shakespeare Festival 18%
MACBETH - UnCovered Theatre Company 18%
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - WaterWorks Theatre Company 16%

Best Sound Design
Chris Goosman - RAGTIME - The Croswell Opera House 14%
Vaughn Louks - DISASTER! THE MUSICAL - Horizon Performing Arts 9%
Tera Wooley - WEST SIDE STORY - The Encore Musical Theatre Company 8%

Best Supporting Actor in a Play
Jordan Hayes - THE FLOWER GIRLS - The Sauk 7%
Ben Zylman - THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Farmers Alley Theatre 6%
Zach Fischer - THE ROVER - Michigan Shakespeare Festival 5%

Best Supporting Actor in Musical
John Oatney - THE WIZARD OF OZ - Horizon Performing Arts 5%
Aaron Dennis Smith - THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE - Riverbank Theatre 3%
Anthony Contreras - SHREK THE MUSICAL - Tecumseh Youth Theatre 3%

Best Supporting Actress in Musical
Keshia Daisy Oliver - FALSETTOS - Horizon Performing Arts 4%
Luciana Piazza - THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE - Riverbank Theatre 4%
Meghan Barnes - ANNIE - The Sauk 4%

Best Supporting Actress in Play
Sandi Miller - THE FLOWER GIRLS - The Sauk 9%
Melissa Cotton Hunter - NOISES OFF - The Barn Theatre 7%
Sara Kmiec - THE SNOW GEESE - Meadow Brook Theatre 6%

Best Youth Performance (Under 18)
Allie MacDonald - THE GERANIUM ON THE WINDOWSILL JUST DIED BUT TEACHER YOU WENT RIGHT ON - Flint Repertory Theatre 9%
Abby Karakas - RAGTIME - The Croswell Opera House 6%
BRAEDON DAVIS - DISASTER! - The Barn Theatre 5%

Theatre of the Year
The Croswell Opera House 14%
The Sauk 7%
Farmers Alley Theatre 6%

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          Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/30 - THE MUSIC MAN, HAMILTON, GUYS AND DOLLS, and More!      Cache   Translate Page      

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE MUSIC MAN, HAMILTON, GUYS AND DOLLS, and More!

Check out our top features from around the BroadwayWorld below! Want more great global content? Check out our "Around The World" section!


Sarasota: Contributor Peter Nason reviews THE MUSIC MAN at the Asolo Repertory Theatre, writing "If you're like me, then you probably rolled your eyes and groaned to yourself, "Not another MUSIC MAN!" the moment you heard that the Asolo Repertory Theatre was tackling the Meredith Willson classic. Has the show become so ubiquitous that we can't help but think that we don't need to see this overcooked masterpiece yet again? But the Asolo is THE Asolo, and this is not your typical, cobwebbed MUSIC MAN. This production is infused with more tapping than The Tap-Dance Kid and is given an A+ treatment. It's so full of life that I didn't want it to end. So, in honor of its most famous song, "76 Trombones," here are 76 reasons to venture to this must-see Asolo production..."


Los Angeles: Contributor Jeffrey Scott reviews MIDDLE8 at The Stella Adler Theatre, writing "Led by a truly gifted ensemble of performers who put their souls on the line to tell this story every single performance, this story revolves around 5 childhood friends (and the women who loved them) who have formed a band. The band members plan to gather together (after years of separation) for the 40th birthday of founding band member Adam (played with incredible heart by Matt Kaminsky). Moment by moment, minute by minute, month by month, year by year, the layers are peeled away from this proverbial friendship-onion and we get a glimpse into the lives of these five men (and the women who loved them) through song, scenes, and monologues that explain how they all arrived at where they are in life, where they went, who they loved, and how they left this world."


UK / West End: Contributor Cindy Marcolina reviews ANNA KARENINA at The Actors' Church, writing "After a sold-out run at Oxford University, composer Maria Shepard took her musical based on Lev Tolstoy's Anna Karenina for a one-night engagement at The Actors' Church in London as part of Iris Theatre's Workin Process. Considered one of the greatest literary accomplishment of all time, it's certainly an ambitious venture for the young Shepard, who pens a mature revisitation of the material directed by Jasmine White."


Maine: Contributor Dan Marois reviews THE NUTCRACKER at Maine State Ballet, writing "The interesting thing about The Nutcracker at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine is just how quickly an audience can settle into it, year after year, like a cup of hot chocolate on a cold night. The venue is packed with an audience of all ages, some dressed in their 'night on the town' finery while others sport flannel shirts, jeans and a baseball cap. That's the magic of this production, a full-scale ballet and orchestra that appeals to a wide-ranging audience here in Maine."


Buffalo: Contributor Michael Rabice reviews HAMILTON at Shea's Buffalo Theatre, writing "It's not often that a Broadway musical creates so much press and hype that almost every US citizen has heard of the phenomenon that is HAMILTON. The show that got it's start off Broadway at NY's Public Theatre has taken the country by storm. Still the hottest ticket on Broadway 3 years after it has opened, the touring production has been anticipated in almost every US National tour market for a full two years prior to it actually surfacing. This has created record breaking subscription ticket sales just so everyone could be guaranteed a seat for HAMILTON."


Sioux Falls: Contributor Katie Becker reviews ELF THE MUSICAL in Sioux Falls, writing "With the turkey eaten and the black Friday deals purchased, Thanksgiving is officially in the rearview mirror and it's onward towards Christmas! ELF THE MUSICAL kicked off a three day run at The Washington Pavilion on Friday evening, bringing Christmas cheer to Sioux Falls the best way they know how, by 'singing loud for all to hear.'"


Detroit: Contributor Julie Yolles reviews GUYS AND DOLLS Scores at the Players Guild Of Dearborn, writing "Guys and Dolls marked Kim Donovan's directorial debut 27 years at the Players Guild of Dearborn. She was pregnant at the time with her daughter, Maura. Frank Loesser's score must have channeled Maura's musical theatre talents in utero as she's now starring as Adelaide, "the well-known fiancee," in the Players Guild of Dearborn's 2018 production of Guys and Dolls serendipitously directed by Kim Donovan."


Ft. Myers/Naples: Contributor Emily Yorgey reviews ELF at Broadway Palm, writing "The Hobbs family members, Walter (Christopher Russell), Emily (Molly Samson), and Michael (Nicholas Salerno at my performance), all were excellent in their roles as well. Walter grows a lot emotionally throughout ELF, and Russell executed this very well. I also liked seeing Walter's relationships with Emily and Michael change as Buddy becomes a part of their family."


Austria: Contributor Martin Ganeider reviews AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Landestheater Linz, writing Winston is a powerhorse director and choreographer. His dance numbers will leave you breathless in your seats. His staging requires a lot of stamina from his actors. German speaking tripple threats are not easy to find but Linz was able to sign some of the finest for their musical ensemble."



Regional Editor Spotlight:

Peter Nason
Tampa/St. Petersburg Contributor

An actor, director, and theatre teacher, Peter Nason fell in love with the theatre at the tender age of six when he saw Mickey Rooney in "George M!" at the Shady Grove in Washington, D.C. He has appeared in dozens of productions around the country, helmed several films and directed over thirty plays. His love of the theatre, and his passion for the craft of acting and directing, has led him to reach hundreds of Florida teenagers to help make the stage their home. He has currently started a new theatre program at a Title 1 school where he hopes the students there will find the same joy of performing that he found.

A graduate of the University of Alabama and the Scuola Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy, Peter is an award-winning playwright and has written for various periodicals and newspapers, including "The Tampa Tribune," where he was a book reviewer and community columnist. One of his literary heroines, the late great Pauline Kael, summed up his philosophy of reviewing: "In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising." Peter resides in Wesley Chapel, Florida with his beloved Boston Terrier, Ike.


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          Marvin Lewis Hasn’t Been Given Any Assurances He’ll Last the Season as Bengals Coach      Cache   Translate Page      

One year after two late wins against Detroit and Baltimore went a long way to sway Bengals owner Mike Brown to retain Marvin Lewis for a 16th season, it would be hard to see a premature move before the traditional meeting between the two the day after the season ends. Lewis said on Monday he […]

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          Tampa Bay spolerer Nielsens målfest i NHL på straffeslag      Cache   Translate Page      
Den danske ishockeyspiller Frans Nielsen fik for alvor gang i målscoringen, da hans hold, Detroit Red Wings, natten til onsdag tog imod Tampa Bay Lightning i verdens bedste ishockeyliga, NHL. Efter en…
          Detroit artists celebrate the mother goddess in 'Theotokos'      Cache   Translate Page      
Detroit-based curator and artist Cyrah Dardas has brought together some of the city's brightest artistic minds for Theotokos: New Visions of the Mother of God, an exhibition centered around the concept of the divine feminine. The immersive show will display original works of more than 20 local artists from Detroit and Dearborn.…
          Girl groups, Gold Star Studios, and more: a conversation with Ronnie Spector      Cache   Translate Page      
December in Michigan is a cold prospect, made much warmer this year by the promise of Ronnie Spector's singular voice to lull us into the season of nostalgia. That is correct: The Ronnie Spector, frontwoman of the Ronettes, proprietor of perhaps pop music's most magnificent beehive, and the original "bad girl of rock 'n' rollm" is gracing us with her divine presence during a Detroit stop on her holiday tour.…
          Review: Detroit’s Bangkok 96 Street Food has street cred      Cache   Translate Page      
The concept of a food hall, one of the latest national dining trends, isn't totally new to Detroit — you've been to food truck gatherings where customers can browse the varied offerings. But this one, Detroit Shipping Co., is indoors, two stories, and made of repurposed battleship-gray shipping containers, the new cool thing in architecture.…
          Detroit's Music Hall celebrate 90th anniversary with museum archive exhibition      Cache   Translate Page      

Detroit's Music Hall is celebrating a major milestone this year with the celebration of its 90th anniversary.

To commemorate the special occasion, Music Hall is cutting the ribbon on its museum archive exhibit, which features nine decades worth of posters, props, and music memorabilia from the venue's storied history.

Originally coined Wilson Theatre when it broke ground in 1928, Music Hall has hosted some of the most prolific names in performance art, including Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, and Lucille Ball.…
          My Brightest Diamond returns to Detroit with 'A Million and One'      Cache   Translate Page      
The future is bright for chamber rock songstress Shara Nova, who after four years, has finally unleashed what she calls a “love letter album to Detroit.”

Last month, the classically trained vocalist and self-taught multi-instrumentalist released A Million and One, her latest project as My Brightest Diamond. The record finds Nova navigating self-love amid loss, as evidenced by the lead track, “It’s Me on the Dance Floor.” The record comes at a turning point for the artist, as it is her first since overcoming a divorce and moving back to Detroit, a city she says has shaped her in many ways.…
          Spiritualized announce metro Detroit tour date for 2019      Cache   Translate Page      

If you're a Spiritualized fan, you have to take your pleasures when you can.

Frontman Jason Pierce is known to take years between records — his latest, And Nothing Hurt, dropped in September, the psych-soul project's first since 2012's Sweet Heart Sweet Light.…
          All the looks served at the Walk Fashion Show in Detroit      Cache   Translate Page      

          Westbrook leads Thunder in rout of Pistons      Cache   Translate Page      

Russell Westbrook scored 18 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder easily beat the Detroit Pistons 110-83.

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          Here are 7 reasons overworked and underpaid workers on the U.S. coasts should move to Middle America      Cache   Translate Page      
Money stretches a lot further when you’re paying a reasonable rent.

If you live on the East or West Coast, you’ve probably been subjected to increasingly expensive rents, food, clothing, and more—tiresome commutes, working multiple jobs to pay the bills, and the exhaustion that comes with the frustration of not being able to do more of what you want.

Unfortunately, the trajectory of ever-increasing rents and cost of living expenses is probably not going to reverse any time soon.

In the Heartland, though, more and more people are finding space to accomplish what they might not be able to elsewhere.

Here are the things you can find in Middle America that aren’t all that common on the East or West Coasts.

1. Affordable Rent

Rent in Dayton, Ohio, can be had for a few hundred dollars. A three-bedroom house in Dayton’s up-and-coming South Park is just $750 a month. Houses in the “rich” parts of Middle America can be found for less than $500,000. A friend recently purchased an eight-unit apartment building in a small Midwestern college town for just $170,000. Your quality of life can dramatically improve while spending the same as, or less than, what you’re currently paying on rent—and even provide the opportunity to purchase or invest in property for less than what you would pay in rent on the East or West Coast.

2. Affordable Nights Out

I recently went to purchase a shot of top-top shelf liquor at a popular bar in Lincoln, Nebraska, and almost fell over when the bartender asked me for $4. The people I was with were concerned that was too much money. No, I explained; I just had never paid so little for good liquor before. In Middle America, a Jack and Coke could cost as little as $2. Some of these states, like Michigan, even have legalized marijuana. Other places offer incredible deals at high-quality restaurants, cafes, and luxury boutique hotels—places and quality that are rare, if ever, treats when you’re spending thousands on rent.

3. Affordable Small Businesses

Small bookstores, cafes, clothing stores, boutique hat shops, candy stores—all sorts of fun small businesses can be found in Middle America that, if you’re an entrepreneur, you might not be able to afford to open—and keep open—on the coasts. Low-cost commercial rents and even cooperative electric utilities create an opportunity for people to experiment and try their hand at something that might seem impossible elsewhere, like a shop that just sells licorice. It makes shopping more fun because you’re looking at truly unique items, and the items are actually affordable.

4. More Time

For the professional who is accustomed to grinding for rent 14-18 hours a day, Middle America has space for people to earn money in an 8-hour day, leaving people with more time. Businesses are often still closed entirely on Sundays, leaving that day free for spending time with friends and loved ones. When one friend on a Sunday recently asked what time it was, the response was “It’s Sunday”—who cares what time it is when there is nowhere to run off to and no deadline to meet that day? It can be an adjustment, but the stress and tension of always running eventually melt away.

5. More Space to Do More of What You Love

Have you been itching to try something new—a new theater production, a street festival, impromptu marching bands, or perhaps an outdoor punk rock acupuncture festival? That might be a logistical nightmare in Brooklyn, but in Middle America, there might be some stoic resistance, but along with that often comes a “Huh. Let’s give that a try.” There’s a welcoming beginner energy. Because there simply isn’t a lot of stuff happening, people are surprisingly up and open to trying new things that, perhaps, they might be too busy for elsewhere. The adage “if you build it they will come” is actually true.

6. Money to Invest

With less money being spent on everything from rent to the club, there’s more money for saving, investing, or buying the new items you might not be able to afford in New York or Los Angeles. Property is cheap, but don’t let the stories of Detroit’s comeback (and now crazily overpriced property) discourage you. America is filled with old towns just waiting for someone to come in and do something good.

7. It’s Not All Scary Red States

There’s an idea in some parts of the East and West Coasts that Middle America is scary: Racist, homophobic, Trump-supporting, scary white people. That just isn’t the case. Most of those states would’ve gone Bernie over Trump in a heartbeat had they been given the chance. There are people of color and immigrants all over Middle America—people from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, who live in the “flyover” states and have brought their cultures and delicious food with them. There are hip pockets everywhere, from Columbus to Lincoln, Winona to Knoxville, Grand Rapids to Milwaukee. The internet makes it seem like these places aren’t cool, but there are already cool people out there.

Middle America is not the Middle America of Fox News. You just need to be brave enough to check it out. The opportunities there might surprise you.

This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute.
          Michigan state necklace ~ Michigan lover necklace ~ State outline jewelry ~ State of Michigan necklace ~ Sterling silver chain by EarthJewelry      Cache   Translate Page      

36.95 USD

Are you a fan of the great lakes and the mitten state? I created this Michigan state pendant necklace for every Michigan lover, proud Michigan-goer or as a perfect gift for every out of state Michigander!


~ This state of Michigan necklace is handmade and wire wrapped in sterling silver filled* wire, according to my own "Earth Jewelry" design. The Michigan pendant measures approximately 1x1.25".

~ The inside lines represent of course the major highways of the state.

~ The Swarovski crystal, in the color of your choice, can be placed in different locations: Detroit, Lansing or a location of your choice (on a main road or close to the outline only!).

~ This sterling silver pendant is set on a 18" sterling silver chain. (Let me know if you prefer a different size at no extra charge).


~ Look at this listing for my Michigan state pendant on a high quality jewelry wire that you can customize with the colors of your choice: www.etsy.com/listing/201660730/michigan-pendant-necklace-state-outline

~ And do not miss these very cute "Michigan earrings" here:
www.etsy.com/listing/201984886/michigan-earrings-michigan-mittens-state


Do you love my design idea but Michigan is not your favorite state? No problem. Just request a custom order, and we can talk about creating a different state, or even a country.


This pendant will be made especially for you. Keep in mind that small variations of shape might occur due to the craftsmanship. Also, please allow extra time for shipping as the necklace is made to order.


*Sterling silver filled wire is a high-quality wire product, fabricated with an everlasting thick outer layer of sterling silver, bonded to (or filled with) a metal core (often red brass alloy). It is different from silver-plated, which is a very thin layer of silver laid on top of the metal core. Silver plated will wear off very quickly, although silver filled will stay the same for years to come.




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          Here are 7 reasons overworked and underpaid workers on the U.S. coasts should move to Middle America      Cache   Translate Page      
Money stretches a lot further when you’re paying a reasonable rent.

If you live on the East or West Coast, you’ve probably been subjected to increasingly expensive rents, food, clothing, and more—tiresome commutes, working multiple jobs to pay the bills, and the exhaustion that comes with the frustration of not being able to do more of what you want.

Unfortunately, the trajectory of ever-increasing rents and cost of living expenses is probably not going to reverse any time soon.

In the Heartland, though, more and more people are finding space to accomplish what they might not be able to elsewhere.

Here are the things you can find in Middle America that aren’t all that common on the East or West Coasts.

1. Affordable Rent

Rent in Dayton, Ohio, can be had for a few hundred dollars. A three-bedroom house in Dayton’s up-and-coming South Park is just $750 a month. Houses in the “rich” parts of Middle America can be found for less than $500,000. A friend recently purchased an eight-unit apartment building in a small Midwestern college town for just $170,000. Your quality of life can dramatically improve while spending the same as, or less than, what you’re currently paying on rent—and even provide the opportunity to purchase or invest in property for less than what you would pay in rent on the East or West Coast.

2. Affordable Nights Out

I recently went to purchase a shot of top-top shelf liquor at a popular bar in Lincoln, Nebraska, and almost fell over when the bartender asked me for $4. The people I was with were concerned that was too much money. No, I explained; I just had never paid so little for good liquor before. In Middle America, a Jack and Coke could cost as little as $2. Some of these states, like Michigan, even have legalized marijuana. Other places offer incredible deals at high-quality restaurants, cafes, and luxury boutique hotels—places and quality that are rare, if ever, treats when you’re spending thousands on rent.

3. Affordable Small Businesses

Small bookstores, cafes, clothing stores, boutique hat shops, candy stores—all sorts of fun small businesses can be found in Middle America that, if you’re an entrepreneur, you might not be able to afford to open—and keep open—on the coasts. Low-cost commercial rents and even cooperative electric utilities create an opportunity for people to experiment and try their hand at something that might seem impossible elsewhere, like a shop that just sells licorice. It makes shopping more fun because you’re looking at truly unique items, and the items are actually affordable.

4. More Time

For the professional who is accustomed to grinding for rent 14-18 hours a day, Middle America has space for people to earn money in an 8-hour day, leaving people with more time. Businesses are often still closed entirely on Sundays, leaving that day free for spending time with friends and loved ones. When one friend on a Sunday recently asked what time it was, the response was “It’s Sunday”—who cares what time it is when there is nowhere to run off to and no deadline to meet that day? It can be an adjustment, but the stress and tension of always running eventually melt away.

5. More Space to Do More of What You Love

Have you been itching to try something new—a new theater production, a street festival, impromptu marching bands, or perhaps an outdoor punk rock acupuncture festival? That might be a logistical nightmare in Brooklyn, but in Middle America, there might be some stoic resistance, but along with that often comes a “Huh. Let’s give that a try.” There’s a welcoming beginner energy. Because there simply isn’t a lot of stuff happening, people are surprisingly up and open to trying new things that, perhaps, they might be too busy for elsewhere. The adage “if you build it they will come” is actually true.

6. Money to Invest

With less money being spent on everything from rent to the club, there’s more money for saving, investing, or buying the new items you might not be able to afford in New York or Los Angeles. Property is cheap, but don’t let the stories of Detroit’s comeback (and now crazily overpriced property) discourage you. America is filled with old towns just waiting for someone to come in and do something good.

7. It’s Not All Scary Red States

There’s an idea in some parts of the East and West Coasts that Middle America is scary: Racist, homophobic, Trump-supporting, scary white people. That just isn’t the case. Most of those states would’ve gone Bernie over Trump in a heartbeat had they been given the chance. There are people of color and immigrants all over Middle America—people from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, who live in the “flyover” states and have brought their cultures and delicious food with them. There are hip pockets everywhere, from Columbus to Lincoln, Winona to Knoxville, Grand Rapids to Milwaukee. The internet makes it seem like these places aren’t cool, but there are already cool people out there.

Middle America is not the Middle America of Fox News. You just need to be brave enough to check it out. The opportunities there might surprise you.

This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute.
    

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          David McClain/McLean, 1770-1816; Rachel McClain/McLean, 1810-1876      Cache   Translate Page      
I am researching my McClain/McLean ancestors from the Detroit area-David's daughter Rachel (1810-1876) is my 5th great-grandmother. I have never done research in Detroit (or Michigan for that matter) before and need some help figuring out where to look for documentation. I have found some things on Ancestry.com, but I’m not sure where to find the actual documents that are mentioned. I am also trying to determine if Rachel married her first husband William Young in Michigan or not. So far, I know David was living in the Detroit area in 1805, 1810, and 1812 based on the Michigan census records-I believe he served in the War of 1812 from Michigan in 1st Regiment (Godfroy’s) Michigan militia. David died 1 Jan 1816, presumably in Detroit. I’d like to find the actual records mentioned in the attached page from Governor and judges journal : proceedings of the Land Board of Detroit. It mentions his wife, Agnes, and children, including Rachel, as well as a court case from 1840. Any suggestions?
          NHL Game Night: 12-4-18 Lightning at Red Wings      Cache   Translate Page      

Yet another franchise that can't get out of their way against the Lightning no matter what the odds are gets demoralized by Tampa Bay.

TB-6
DET-5 (SO)

Eddie Pasquale allowed 5 goals on 24 shots before stopping 2 of 3 in the Shootout for the win in his first NHL start. I'm on the record as saying I'd have given Connor Ingram this start because he's the legit NHL prospect. I don't think Pasquale did much to make me a liar the way he leaked some soft goals and big rebounds all game, but in the end he stepped it up in the SO and got the victory.

First Period
16:54 DET Nyquist (5), (Larkin)
17:15 DET Nielsen (2), (Athanasiou)

Second Period
5:10 TB Joseph (7), (Callahan)
11:37 TB Joseph (8), (Gourde)
13:33 DET Nielsen (3), (Witkowski)
14:27 TB Stamkos (10), (Callahan)
16:26 DET Nielsen (4), (Athanasiou)

Third Period
4:06 DET Nyquist (6), (Larkin, Abdelkader)
9:50 TB Miller (6), (Sergachev)
14:58 TB Paquette (7), (Joseph)(SH)

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
TB- Hedman, Kucherov
DET- Nyquist

Mathieu Joseph was the game's second star. Well deserved.

Tampa Bay's on the downside of a back-to-back playing their organization's fourth string goaltender, in essence, and Detroit had a pair of two goal leads in this game. Easiest thing in the world would've been for the Lightning to just get back on the bus. But, the depth and the want-to still overcame all the obstacles and picked up another two points.

Joseph with a cream of the crop stat line: 2 goals, 1 assist, +4, 2 shots, and 1 hit in 12:15. His most impactful NHL game thus far. Made an outstanding individual play on his first goal on a one handed chip over the netminder that had shades of that classic Vincent Lecavalier goal against the Thrashers back in the day. Got a tap in from a foot out after Gourde forced a turnover behind the cage and Joseph had an open net to shoot into. And then he set up the big SH tying goal by Paquette by sucking two defenders to him with his speed and hustle so the puck could squirt to the wide open chance for Dump Truck. Tour de force. He's flirting with a 20 goal pace and he's only playing 11-12 minutes a game.

Anthony Cirelli was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 14:57 and he was 50% on 10 draws.

Erik Cernak had 1 shot, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in a personal high 21:55 of ice time. Played well soaking up the extra responsibility tonight.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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          Thunder Notebook: Tuesday, December 4      Cache   Translate Page      
The Thunder Defense The Thunder smothered Detroit last night, holding the Pistons to 33 percent shooting in the 27-point road victory. Despite struggling offensively in the first half, OKC’s defense was dominant from start to finish. After another impressive showing, here is how the Thunder stacks up defensively through 22 games of the 2018-19 season: Defensive Rating: 100.5 (1st […]
          Tuesday Bolts: 12.4.18      Cache   Translate Page      
Nick Gallo (okcthunder.com) recaps last night’s blowout Thunder win in Detroit: “What some could see as a happy coincidence, the Thunder sees as a mark of professionalism. Last season, third quarters were not kind to Head Coach Billy Donovan’s club. The Thunder was outscored by 1.1 points on average in third quarters last season. After […]
          Here are 7 reasons overworked and underpaid workers on the U.S. coasts should move to Middle America      Cache   Translate Page      
Money stretches a lot further when you’re paying a reasonable rent.

If you live on the East or West Coast, you’ve probably been subjected to increasingly expensive rents, food, clothing, and more—tiresome commutes, working multiple jobs to pay the bills, and the exhaustion that comes with the frustration of not being able to do more of what you want.

Unfortunately, the trajectory of ever-increasing rents and cost of living expenses is probably not going to reverse any time soon.

In the Heartland, though, more and more people are finding space to accomplish what they might not be able to elsewhere.

Here are the things you can find in Middle America that aren’t all that common on the East or West Coasts.

1. Affordable Rent

Rent in Dayton, Ohio, can be had for a few hundred dollars. A three-bedroom house in Dayton’s up-and-coming South Park is just $750 a month. Houses in the “rich” parts of Middle America can be found for less than $500,000. A friend recently purchased an eight-unit apartment building in a small Midwestern college town for just $170,000. Your quality of life can dramatically improve while spending the same as, or less than, what you’re currently paying on rent—and even provide the opportunity to purchase or invest in property for less than what you would pay in rent on the East or West Coast.

2. Affordable Nights Out

I recently went to purchase a shot of top-top shelf liquor at a popular bar in Lincoln, Nebraska, and almost fell over when the bartender asked me for $4. The people I was with were concerned that was too much money. No, I explained; I just had never paid so little for good liquor before. In Middle America, a Jack and Coke could cost as little as $2. Some of these states, like Michigan, even have legalized marijuana. Other places offer incredible deals at high-quality restaurants, cafes, and luxury boutique hotels—places and quality that are rare, if ever, treats when you’re spending thousands on rent.

3. Affordable Small Businesses

Small bookstores, cafes, clothing stores, boutique hat shops, candy stores—all sorts of fun small businesses can be found in Middle America that, if you’re an entrepreneur, you might not be able to afford to open—and keep open—on the coasts. Low-cost commercial rents and even cooperative electric utilities create an opportunity for people to experiment and try their hand at something that might seem impossible elsewhere, like a shop that just sells licorice. It makes shopping more fun because you’re looking at truly unique items, and the items are actually affordable.

4. More Time

For the professional who is accustomed to grinding for rent 14-18 hours a day, Middle America has space for people to earn money in an 8-hour day, leaving people with more time. Businesses are often still closed entirely on Sundays, leaving that day free for spending time with friends and loved ones. When one friend on a Sunday recently asked what time it was, the response was “It’s Sunday”—who cares what time it is when there is nowhere to run off to and no deadline to meet that day? It can be an adjustment, but the stress and tension of always running eventually melt away.

5. More Space to Do More of What You Love

Have you been itching to try something new—a new theater production, a street festival, impromptu marching bands, or perhaps an outdoor punk rock acupuncture festival? That might be a logistical nightmare in Brooklyn, but in Middle America, there might be some stoic resistance, but along with that often comes a “Huh. Let’s give that a try.” There’s a welcoming beginner energy. Because there simply isn’t a lot of stuff happening, people are surprisingly up and open to trying new things that, perhaps, they might be too busy for elsewhere. The adage “if you build it they will come” is actually true.

6. Money to Invest

With less money being spent on everything from rent to the club, there’s more money for saving, investing, or buying the new items you might not be able to afford in New York or Los Angeles. Property is cheap, but don’t let the stories of Detroit’s comeback (and now crazily overpriced property) discourage you. America is filled with old towns just waiting for someone to come in and do something good.

7. It’s Not All Scary Red States

There’s an idea in some parts of the East and West Coasts that Middle America is scary: Racist, homophobic, Trump-supporting, scary white people. That just isn’t the case. Most of those states would’ve gone Bernie over Trump in a heartbeat had they been given the chance. There are people of color and immigrants all over Middle America—people from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, who live in the “flyover” states and have brought their cultures and delicious food with them. There are hip pockets everywhere, from Columbus to Lincoln, Winona to Knoxville, Grand Rapids to Milwaukee. The internet makes it seem like these places aren’t cool, but there are already cool people out there.

Middle America is not the Middle America of Fox News. You just need to be brave enough to check it out. The opportunities there might surprise you.

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But if that isn’t enough to create doubt among those who still adhere to the theory that the population of nonmedical users is largely made up of former patients, then let’s return to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Page 7 of the report examines “past month nonmedical use of pain relievers among adults aged 12 or older” and finds that rate essentially flat from the years 2002 to 2014. Page 26 of the same survey reports on “pain reliever use disorder in the past year among adults aged 12 or older” from 2002 to 2014 and shows that rate to be flat as well over that time period. (For reasons that are unclear, the NSDUH stops reporting on those data points in subsequent years.) Meanwhile, the volume of opioids prescribed between 1999 and 2015 tripled. Tripling the number of opioids prescribed did not appear to affect the rate of nonmedical use or prescription opioid abuse disorder.

So why have drug overdose deaths shot up so much in recent years?

As a study from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center examining CDC data going back to the 1970s recently revealed, “Death rates from drug overdoses in the U.S. have been on an exponential growth curve that began at least 15 years before the mid-1990s surge in opioid prescribing, suggesting that overdose death rates may continue along this same historical growth trajectory for years to come.” The study’s senior author went on to say:

The current epidemic of overdose deaths due to prescription opioids, heroin and fentanyl appears to be the most recent manifestation of a more fundamental, longer-term process…understanding the forces holding these multiple individual drug epidemics together in a tight upward exponential trajectory will be important in revealing the root causes of the epidemic, and this understanding could be crucial to prevention and intervention strategies.

The study’s lead author, Hawre Jalal, MD, Ph.D said:

There is no regular or predictable pattern to the overdose rates for any of these drugs. Cocaine overdose death rates curved down and up and down and back up over the past 20 years. Methadone deaths have been on a downturn since the mid-2000s. Prescription opioids have been on a fairly steady, steep climb. Heroin deaths shot up in 2010, followed in 2013 by synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl. Methamphetamine appears to be on the verge of its own dramatic climb. Nonetheless, when we plot the annual sum of all drug overdoses, we get a remarkably smooth, inexorable exponential curve.

An NBC News reporter summed up the study by stating: “It [the overdose crisis] started before the availability of synthetic opioids, and may have only a little to do with the prescribing habits of doctors or the pushy habits of drugmakers the team at the University of Pittsburgh found.”

And a 2017 Washington University study found that 33.3 percent of heroin addicts entering rehab in 2015 initiated nonmedical drug use with heroin, as opposed to 8.7 percent in 2005.

More and more people have been using licit and illicit drugs nonmedically since the late 1970s. Some may be self-medicating in response to anxiety, depression, alienation, despair. And people are taking greater risks with their drug choices. 

Policymakers and the media like simple explanations and solutions for complex problems, and the opioid overprescribing narrative fits the bill. But as H.L. Mencken said, “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.”

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Excerpt: “Ryan?” Startled, I turned around to find Stella standing a few feet away on the grass, wearing a T-shirt and pajama pants, arms crossed over her chest. Her feet were bare, and her hair was loose around her shoulders and a little messy, like she’d already been asleep. Thinking about her in bed did things to my insides. “Hey. Did I wake you?” “I was awake. My windows are open, and I heard something and thought I saw you through the window. What are you doing?” “Uh, building you a swing. But it was supposed to be a surprise.” Now that she’d caught me at it, I was kind of embarrassed. What if she thought this was stupid? “You built me a swing?” She came a little closer, and I realized she might not be able to see it in the dark. The moon was only a sliver tonight. “Yeah.” I grabbed one of the ropes. “Right here.” She stared at it. “Why?” “I’m not entirely sure.” Her eyes met mine, and my heart pumped harder. “Want to try it?” I asked. “Like right now?” I moved behind it and held both ropes steady. “Come sit.” She hesitated, and I thought maybe she was going to tell me to quit being weird and go home before she called the cops, but after a few silent seconds, she came toward me. Turned around. Lowered herself to the seat and closed her fingers around the ropes. “Well?” I asked. “How does it feel? Like you’re a kid again?” “This was very kind of you, but not necessary.” Her tone was stiffer than her posture. “Stella.” She didn’t answer. “I’m sorry.” “About what?” “Last night.” “You’re sorry about what we did?” “I think I’m more sorry about what we didn’t do.” Her head turned sharply, and she looked at me over one shoulder. “You sure know how to confuse a girl.” “One of my many talents.” She looked straight ahead again. “Tell me about some other ones. And give me a push.” I smiled, even though she couldn’t see it, and gave her a little nudge. “I’m fast.” “Oh really?” “Yeah.” I gave her a little harder push. “Track team in high school?” “Tried. Didn’t take.” “Why not?” “They expected me to show up for practice.” “Ah.” She straightened her legs and leaned back in the swing, her hair dangling behind her. “Tell me another one.” I gave her another push. “I’m good with my hands.” Her laugh floated back to me. “I have observed this about you already. Give me another one.” I pushed her again, just so I could feel her hair brush against my hands. “I’m not afraid of anything.” “No? Nothing?” “Nothing I can think of.” “Hmm.” “Are you analyzing me now?” “Kind of. I mean, you can’t say something like that to a therapist and expect her not to reflect on it a little bit, right?” “And?” “And what?” “Do you think I’m a liar or a fool?” “Neither,” she answered. “I think you mean what you say. I think you only lie when you have to, and even then, you hate it. And if I dug a little deeper—which I won’t, because my sisters have told me it’s annoying and intrusive—I think I might discover that it’s because above all, you value your honor. Your word.” For a moment, I was too stunned to think or move or speak. Then I said, “I take it back.” “Take what back?” “What I said. That I’m not afraid of anything.” “Oh? And what are you afraid of?” She swung back toward me and I caught her around the waist. Put my lips to her ear. “Your ability to read my mind.” Beneath my arms I could feel her chest expand and contract faster. “I’m sorry, Ryan. I know I shouldn’t say those—” “Come home with me,” I said, my voice raw with something like thirst. I pressed my lips to her throat and breathed in her scent. I let one hand move toward her breast. I waited for an elbow to the ribcage, a cry for help, a slap across the face. Because if she could read my mind right now, she’d know exactly what I wanted to do to her—and it was a long, detailed list. “Yes,” she whispered. “Yes.”


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Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she's not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak. Melanie is the author of the AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit

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We are currently hiring qualified carpenters in the Novi/metro Detroit area. They will be performing carpentry duties on various construction sites throughout the metro area. We work on high end residential homes, million dollar and up units, and commercial....(click link to see full post)
          The Miraculous Messiah      Cache   Translate Page      
A new MP3 sermon from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: The Miraculous Messiah
Speaker: David Doran
Broadcaster: Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary
Event: Sunday - AM
Date: 12/2/2018
Bible: Isaiah 7:14
Length: 56 min.
          Book Nook: The Little Book of Cartooning and Illustration      Cache   Translate Page      
I love reviewing art books - especially drawing books, since that's what my daughter enjoys the most. Because it's not a skill I'm strong at (she's better at drawing than I am) I love using art books to help her learn new techniques. I recently had the chance to review  The Little Book of Cartooning & Illustration, from Walter Foster Publishing!

This book has a wide variety of tips from professional comic illustrators. They help readers build their own sense of style while learning the basics of drawing cartoons. It includes the ideas of squash and stretch, exaggerating details, anthropomorphizing inanimate objects, and creating faces with obvious expressions. It also helps readers work on body shapes and movement, and uses a variety of different body and face types so artists can experiment with what works for them. Not only does it work on the how-to of the art creation, but it also helps readers be original and create jokes and humor for their comics.

The book also has quite a few pages for practice. This is a really nice feature, especially for travel - only the book is necessary, no need for extra paper, and with drawing in a book, no additional hard surface is needed.

The book is a collaborative work with several professionals, which means there's a good variety of perspective and styles - but the book still makes a cohesive instructional guide.

Maury Aaseng has always been excited about drawing and art. His freelance work over the last eight years has spanned a variety of subject matter and styles. The range of his work has included anatomical illustration and cartoons for medical textbooks, informative illustrations for young adult nonfiction, custom watercolor work for independent authors, and logo design and creation. The variety has continued to fuel the creative spark that makes illustration work rewarding for him.
Clay Butler is the creator of the weekly alternative political comic strip Sidewalk Bubblegum. A darn good illustrator, cartoonist, graphic designer, web designer, concert photographer and writer, Clay has been working professionally since 1984.
Based out of Nottinghamshire, England, Jim Campbell is a professional comic-book letterer, one-time writer (perhaps again in the future!) and occasional artist (although his enthusiasm rather outstrips his actual ability).
Dan D'Addario has been drawing as far back as he can remember. Dan is an illustrator and caricaturist in Macomb Township, Michigan. His career spans almost 30 years as a graphic designer in the automotive field. From 1996 until 2008, Dan drew editorial cartoons for Crain's Detroit Business Magazine. 
A native of the United Kingdom, cartoonist Alex Hallat has never had any art training--just a limited attention span, a love of comics, and a tendency to doodle in lectures at college. She started cartooning fulltime in 1999 and was immediately hired as the cartoonist for Brighton's daily newspaper. She has clients in the UK, New Zealand, and Australia and works with the American syndicate King Features, who distributes her comic strip, Arctic Circle.
Joe Oesterle is an award-winning writer and illustrator, but what he often fails to mention is that many of those awards were won on a New Jersey boardwalk, shooting a water pistol into the mouth of a plastic clown in an effort to be the first to pop the balloon.He has worked as the Art Director of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle apparel division, and performed double duty as Art Director and Senior Editor at the National Lampoon. Joe is especially proud of the fact that a humorous animated short he wrote, directed, and voiced has been on display at the Smithsonian Institution since 2001. Learn more at www.JoeArtistWriter.com.

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AEROMÉXICO Y DELTA AIR LINES REFUERZAN CONECTIVIDAD ENTRE MÉXICO Y DETROIT CON NUEVA RUTA 

● A partir del 1 de mayo de 2019, comenzarán a operar la ruta San Luis Potosí, hacia la llamada Motor City. 

● Asimismo, ambas aerolíneas suman a San Luis Potosí a su red de ciudades con conectividad desde Detroit incluyendo Bajío, Ciudad de México, Monterrey y Querétaro. 

Aeroméxico y Delta Air Lines anuncian la apertura de su nueva ruta San Luis Potosí – Detroit, Michigan para atender y fomentar el crecimiento de ambas ciudades. 

Más que un emblema del sector automotor, Detroit se ha convertido en un importante polo para compañías de tecnología, que se combina de manera interesante con la fuerza que están tomando las industrias de la moda, arte y gastronomía en dicha ciudad. 


Por ello, Aeroméxico y Delta, comprometidas con su objetivo de brindar conectividad hacia las ciudades más importantes de los países en los que operan, a partir del 1 de mayo de 2019 ofrecerá la ruta San Luis Potosí – Detroit, con tres frecuencias a la semana en el siguiente itinerario: 

Actualmente, las aerolíneas ofrecen servicio desde Bajío, Ciudad de México, Monterrey y Querétaro, siendo el objetivo principal de estas rutas el crear puentes aéreos entre zonas con alto dinamismo industrial, para facilitar el intercambio económico, y fomentar así, el desarrollo de negocios en nuestro país. 

Al cierre del primer semestre del año, San Luis Potosí logró mantenerse en la segunda posición de los estados con mayor crecimiento económico con una tasa ascendente de 5.9%, de acuerdo al Indicador Trimestral de la Actividad Económica Estatal (ITAEE). 

De esta manera, Aeroméxico y Delta se colocan a la vanguardia al ofrecer más y mejores opciones de conectividad hacia destinos relevantes de los sectores económicos y turísticos. 

          Should Have Won But Didn’t      Cache   Translate Page      
from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News, This was one, ultimately, the Red Wings should have had, should have completed to earn a victory.... The Wings, appropriately, felt as they let an important point in the standings slip away. “We played a pretty good game, we gave them a hard game,” said Gustav Nyquist, who had two goals. “A shootout, we had a 4-on-3 chance (power play) in overtime, and shootouts are a coin flip, it can go either way. “We should have finished this one off.” What also hurt for the Wings, was a hand injury to defenseman Danny DeKeyser that will keep the defenseman out for “multiple weeks,” coach Jeff Blashill said. more from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, The embellishment call on Andreas Athanasiou during the third period at Little Caesars Arena rankled the team. “I thought it was going to be a penalty shot,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “When you are going to go on a breakaway, you don’t dive. No chance. “He literally was on a breakaway. I don’t know how you dive when you are on a breakaway. I disagreed with the call.” ... “I mean, of course we might be biased,” Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall said. “We see it from one side. The referee thought he went down a little too easy and embellished a little bit. It all depends what side of the fence you’re on. The refs, they’re trying to do their work, they’re doing whatever they can to be as good as possible. You have to have a lot of respect for what they do.  more Below, post-game interviews and game highlights.
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ASMAN Anna – 1866, born in Port Huron, Michigan 152 years ago to John ASMAN & Mary STITTS. BOIKE Johann – 1855, born in Schmollin, Prussia 163 years ago to Franz Boike & Elisabeth RESKE. DARGA Mary – 1925, married Edward FISCHER in Detroit, Michigan 93 years ago.  (daughter of Anton & Josephine) HINTZKE Robert […]
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Del mayo del 68 al noviembre del 18. Del fin de las colonias africanas asiaticas y del poder de la clase media al fin del estado del bienestar y el fin de la clase media y la clase trabajadora. Hoy el neoesclavismo salarial inagura una epoca europea y occidental que las propias poblaciones se convierten en colonias de una oligarquia mundial que sustituye a los estados nacion. No sabemos bien si es politica democratica o es la vuelta al irracionalismo ideologico de los extremos. Prefiero llamarlo epoca de neofaraones sin multitudes. Epoca mundial de Detroit a Sevilla o El Cairo que mas da. El fin del trabajo como esencia del ser humano y el fin de un arte cultura liberadora de la barbarie. La purificacion a traves del fuego no sera controlada como en los campos de principios del veinte. Hoy son ciudades de millones de habitantes cuando ardan nadie podrá esconderse. Las flechas no podran contra los satelites. Las elites y castas superiores encontrarán un remedio o desearan la destruccion de todos y todo. Despues de perder la inocencia en el infierno de las guerras mundiales podemos ser humanos justos con nuestros projimos. Abel no tuvo hijos todos descendemos de Cain. Nadie sabe el futuro pero si el presente y algo del pasado. Confiemos en los chalecos para evitar el atropello.
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From December 20 to 23, La MaMa Experimental Theater in association the GOH Productions will present the fourth annual production of East Village Dance Project's The Shell-Shocked Nut, an alternative Nutcracker set in the East Village, featuring an intergenerational cast of dancers and musicians. The piece is recommended for family audiences.

In this unconventional take on the seasonal staple, a wandering child and a war veteran suffering from PTSD take a magical voyage through the East Village. The pair of characters visit Tompkins Square Park, Economy Candy Store, Saint Mark's Place, and other iconic East Village landmarks while exploring themes of loss and recovery.

The New York Times said of the Shell-Shocked Nut, "The East Village has a "Nutcracker" of its own and, fittingly, it's on the gritty side." Time Out NY chose the production as a "Critics' Pick".

The Shell-Shocked Nut is conceived and directed by Martha Tornay and co-directed by Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski. The pair also spearhead East Village Dance Project (EVDP), a dance development program that has offered after-school classes in ballet, modern and choreography in lower Manhattan since 1997.

The show first emerged as a studio showing in the weeks after Superstorm Sandy created as a means of brightening spirits after a challenging time for the community. "I started thinking about the cathartic process of working through a stressful situation," Tornay said.

The sister and daughter of war veterans, Tornay was inspired to use the structure of the Nutcracker to tell a more personal story of the effects of trauma, while maintaining the accessible, family-friendly nature of the traditional ballet.

In the years following its inception, the piece has grown to a full-scale production, featuring young students from the dance program alongside an array of professional performers, artists and guest choreographers from NYC and beyond. The 2018 Guest Artists include the New Mexico-based Aerial group, Project in Motion; Detroit-based dance artists Shaina and Bryan Baira; and New York City performers Delaney McDonough, Indah Walsh, Chloe London, Xiao Quan, Lauren Kravitz, Ellen Maynard and OBIE-winning scenic designer Donald Eastman.

Local composer Clare Farris created original pieces for the show, based off the Tchaikovsky score. The show also includes sections of Tchaikovsky in its unadulterated state, Massachusetts-based musician/composer Peter Jones, and contemporary tracks by Duke Ellington, David Lowery, Lynn Anderson, Aretha Franklin and more.

The Shell-Shocked Nut will run from Dec. 20-23, Thurs to Sat at 7PM; Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are $20 and $15 seniors, students and children 12 and under, and can be purchased online at lamama.org or at the Box Office: (212) 352-3101

FUNDING: The East Village Dance Project and this project are supported, in part with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts; and with support from private donors.

BACKGROUND AND BIOGRAPHIES OF KEY PROJECT MEMBERS

CREATIVE TEAM

The Shell Shocked Nut is Conceived by Martha Tornay

Co-Directors: Martha Tornay & Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski of East Village Dance Project

Guest Dancers/choreographers: Bryan Baira, Shaina Baira, Chloe London, Lauren Kravitz, Rachel Knecht Scher, Ellen Maynard, Hilary McDaniel-Douglas of Project in Motion, Delaney McDonough, Xiao Quan, Indah Walsh, Students of East Village Dance Project @ Abrons Arts Center

Scenic Design: Donald Eastman

Featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Duke Ellington, Clare Farris, Peter Jones, David Lowery, Lynn Anderson, Aretha Franklin and more.

East Village Dance Project (EVDP), based in New York City, was founded in 1997 as a dance development program for youth age 3 through adult, under the artistic direction of Martha Tornay. EVDP offers classes in ballet, pointe, modern, improvisation and beginning choreography. The program has been recognized for its innovative approach to dance education, and for offering pre-professional classes to all, regardless of financial means. Through the program, EVDP students have performed at La MaMa Experimental Theater, Pace University, NYU Skirball Center, Abrons Arts Center, Vanaver Caravan Dance Festival, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors and alongside the acclaimed modern dance company, Keigwin + Company. EVDP's Teen Company, a pre-professional performance troupe, have been honored to perform works by guest choreographers including Kathryn Alter, Dante Brown, Ellen Cornfield, Molly Lieber, Amanda Loulaki, Nicole Wolcott and more. In January 2011, EVDP and GOH Productions opened Avenue C Studio. In 2017, EVDP relocated their youth program to Abrons Arts Center, renaming the program to East Village Dance Project @ Abrons Arts Center.

Martha Tornay has over 4 decades of intensive classical ballet studies including training with dance masters such as Mme. Gabriela Darvash, Gretchen Ward Warren and Robert Brassel. After performing for 18 years as a soloist with regional and international ballet and modern companies including Newport News Ballet (Virginia), Israel Ballet (Tel Aviv), and The Robert Kovich Company (NYC), she founded East Village Dance Project. Martha is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and a recipient of the Fine Arts Award in dance technique and choreography. In addition to directing East Village Dance Project, she is an adjunct professor at New York University's Experimental Theater Wing and teaches at Bates Dance Festival, the acclaimed summer dance workshop held at Bates College in Lewiston, ME.

Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski Originally from Western Massachusetts, Victoria received her BA in social science and dance from Sarah Lawrence College. In addition to working with the students of EVDP, Victoria has taught movement in preschools and public schools, served as a staff development coach for instructors teaching physical education classes, and worked with adults touched by cancer and chronic pain. As a performer, she has worked with both choreographers and playwrights including Katie Rose McLaughlin, Dan O'Neil, Sybil Kempson and David Neumann/advanced beginner group.

Project in Motion is a non-profit dance company founded in 1998. They develop collaborative audio/video, theatrical, terrestrial and aerial dance productions and perform on traditional aerial apparatuses, as well as custom built devices and set pieces of our own design. They seek to afford artists and their community the opportunity to experiment and develop the world of performance through creative workshops and collaborative projects. In the past thirteen years Project In Motion has performed in historic homes, along the banks of the Rio Grande, and in New York lofts, in addition to many other locations

Shaina Branfman Baira is Co-Artistic Director of BAIRA | MVMNT PHLSPHY. Shaina was born and raised in Victoria, Texas and received her BFA in Dance at the University of Iowa. She completed her certification as a Movement Analyst at the Laban Institute of Movement Studies, and completed studies in religion and philosophy at the New York All Faiths Seminary International where she was ordained as an Interfaith Minister. In 2016 Shaina was awarded the Atelier Award from the Laban Institute. Shaina is a member of The Feath3r Theory, and offers freelance interfaith mentoring and dialog throughout NYC.

Bryan Strimpel Baira is Co-Artistic Director of BAIRA | MVMNT PHLSPHY . Originally from Carleton, Michigan, he is a graduate of Wayne State University with a B.F.A in dance. Bryan has performed and taught around the world in places such as: Colombia, South Korea, Turkey, Tajikistan, and Armenia; as well as throughout NYC. He has danced with Nicholas Leichter Dance, Brian Brooks Moving Company, David Dorfman Dance and ThirdRailProjects. Bryan is an active sound designer/musician and is a member of The Feath3r Theory. Bryan is honored to have been selected as one of Dance Magazine's 'Top 25 to Watch' for 2013.

Indah M. Walsh is a choreographer, performer, dance educator, and administrator. She has danced in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and across the US. Indah earned a BFA in dance from Purchase College Conservatory of Dance in 2008 and an MFA in dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2014. As a choreographer, Indah Walsh was awarded a Creative Engagement Grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2017. Indah has showcased work at venues and festivals in venues across NYC, as well as in California. Indah has taught and choreographed works for high schools, colleges, and dance conventions in Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, and California.

Delaney McDonough crafts multi-disciplinary events with movers ages 4-80. Her work has been produced across New England, New York City, San Francisco, Montreal and Santa Cruz. As a freelance performer, Delaney has performed with Annie Kloppenberg, Hana van der Kolk, Asher Woodworth, Sara Gibbons and others. She's steered two curitiorial undertakings in the great state of Maine, at Denmark Arts Center as Co-Director (2015-2017), and South Portland's Studio 408 as Director of Adult Programming and Director of Moving Target.

Chloe London is originally from Manhattan, NY and an alumni of the EVDP youth program. As a teen she took the lead role in the first performance of the Shell Shocked Nut. Chloe graduated in May 2017 with a BFA in Dance from SUNY Brockport's Honors College. In Rochester, NY Chloe danced for Chamber Ballet Brockport, Mariah Maloney, Laura Peterson, Zehnder Dance, Ashley Friend, and Assemblage Dance. Within the past few years, she trained her research and writing muscles at American Realness, Dante Brown |Warehouse Dance's Our Lips Project, Jacob's Pillow Dance, and The Kitchen. Chloe currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, dances for Wild Beast Dance, and creates her own work. She was a staff dance writer for Brockport's student paper The Stylus and showcases her dance writing on her website The Kinesthetic Scribe (kinestheticscribe.com).

Ellen Maynard is a Brooklyn-based dance artist and filmmaker. During her time as a BFA student of dance at The Ohio State University, Ellen performed in original works by Bebe Miller, Lily Skove, Ann Sofie Clemmensen, Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Ohad Fishof, and Noa Zuk; and created the dance film series The Wind is on us Here, Turning." Ellen's dance films have placed in festivals including the International 60 Seconds Dance Film Festival, the 9th International Screendance Festival, and the Third Coast Dance Film Festival. She is currently choreographing site-specific works, both live and filmed, for The West Harlem Arts Fund, as well as dancing with Dante Brown | Warehouse Dance and Quentin Burley Dance Group. Last year at Bates Dance Festival Ellen was director of photography for Stephan Koplowitz's dance film installation work-in-progress.

GOH Productions' mission is embodied in our logo, GOH, the Japanese character meaning "working together under one roof." That definition informs all the organization's work - collaborative and expansive, stretching the sky to its fullest capacity. GOH began in 1979, during a time of fiscal cutbacks and political turmoil; and faces, head-on, the challenges of nurturing artworks and artistic collaboration, testing the boundaries and borders of all categories. GOH has a primary goal of working with experimental and interdisciplinary artists to clarify their artistic vision and to make possible the production of new works in a variety of genres and in a variety of global landscapes. In the mid-1970s, GOH was founded as 7 Loaves, Inc. a non-profit arts producing and presenting organization in the Lower East Side/East Village of New York City. In 1988 the organization's name was changed to GOH Productions (GOH), and Bonnie Sue Stein became its Artistic and Executive Director, a position she still holds. Stein works with directly with a number of performing artists on the creation and development of collaborative projects in the U.S. and with international partners.

La MaMa is dedicated to the artist and all aspects of the theatre. La MaMa's vision of nurturing new artists and new work remains as strong today as it was when Ellen Stewart first opened the doors in 1961. La MaMa has presented more than 5,000 productions by 150,000 artists of all nations, cultures, races, and identities. Cultural pluralism and ethnic diversity are inherent in the work created on our stages. Here, artists find a supportive environment for artistic exploration, and audiences are part of the development of an artist's work over time.

A recipient of the 2018 Regional Theater Tony Award, and more than 30 Obie Awards and dozens of Drama Desk, Bessie, and Villager Awards, La MaMa has been a creative home for thousands of artists, many of whom have made lasting contributions to the arts, including Blue Man Group, Peter Brook, Ping Chong, André DeShields, Harvey Fierstein, Tadeusz Kantor, Adrienne Kennedy, Diane Lane, Warren Leight, Michael Mayer, Bette Midler, Meredith Monk, Kazuo Ohno, David and Amy Sedaris, Julie Taymor, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

Photo by Stacie Joy.


          2 Michigan universities mix dental & med school students together: 3 observations      Cache   Translate Page      

Rochester, Mich.-based Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and the University of Detroit School of Medicine are launching a new interprofessional course to teach dental and medical students how to collaborate.

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A principios de año en el Salón de Detroit, Chevrolet presentaba su nueva Chevrolet Silverado, y para el próximo mes de febrero ya prepara la 2020 Silverado HD o Heavy Duty, una variante de esta famosa pick-up pensada para aquellos clientes que necesitan una auténtica máquina de trabajo.

Ya de un primer vistazo llama la atención su imponente frontal, así como el agresivo diseño general. Según Chevrolet, se ha buscado una clara diferenciación entre esta versión Heavy Duty y las variantes menos enfocadas al trabajo duro (light y medium duty) de esta misma Chevy Silverado, gracias a una imagen más robusta, resistente y poderosa.

El propio fabricante afirma que esta camioneta, fabricada en la planta de Flint (Michigan, Estados Unidos) y a la venta a mediados de 2019, comparte únicamente el techo con la Silverado 1500 convencional, ya que el resto de paneles de carrocería son exclusivos para el 2020 Silverado HD.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD
2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD

Una de las principales novedades de esta Heavy Duty es la introducción de dos nuevas motorizaciones: un nuevo bloque de gasolina de inyección directa, del que no se han ofrecido datos más allá de que irá asociado a una caja de cambios manual de seis marchas, y un motor V8 Duramax turbodiésel de nada menos que 1.234 Nm de par motor máximo y junto a un nuevo cambio automático Allison de diez velocidades.

Por el momento Chevrolet ha adelantado poca información, pero promete para la HD un avanzado sistema de remolque -a medida para las necesidades de cada cliente- y mejoras importantes en cuanto a capacidad de carga y de arrastre, algo indispensable para un modelo que es una auténtica mula de trabajo.

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          Detroit - Milwaukee maçını canlı izle 06 Aralık 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Bringing in the Dough: Another Wave of Pizzarias Hits Boise      Cache   Translate Page      
Keep and eye out for Firenza Pizza, Spitfire Craft Pizza & Pints and Americana Pizza. The number of pizza joints in Boise is on the rise, and according to franchise owner Duane Paris, whose new spot, Firenza Pizza, will open in the City of Trees on Tuesday, Dec. 11, the reason why might be simpler than you think. "I started looking at, where do you see a lot of happy people? And not too often do I see people leaving a pizza restaurant not happy," said Paris. "And it's a fairly recession-proof industry. If you look at statistics, 80 percent of people eat pizza once a month." Firenza, the first Idaho outpost of a Virginia-based chain, is one of three new Boise pizza spots—the others being Spitfire Craft Pizza & Pints, which is already doing business on the Boise Bench, and Americana Pizza, slated to open this month near Rhodes Skate Park. Firenza scored a spot on the first floor of the CenturyLink building downtown above what used to be Angell's Bar and Grill Renato. It's based on a fast-casual, build-your-own concept similar to chains like Blaze Pizza and MOD Pizza, but Paris said its high-quality ingredients set Firenza apart. "Our dough and ingredients are made fresh in house, and our dough isn't pressed in a tortilla press, it's actually hand-stretched in front of the customer," he explained. For now, Firenza won't do delivery, but Paris said he's open to the idea of "pizza runners" ferrying pies to nearby businesses, including Ampersand and Art Haus, two bars slated to open in the old Angell's space. Spitfire Craft Pizza & Pints, a one-off pizzeria at 2450 S. Vista Ave., doesn't deliver either—but it has something else up its sleeve to get customers excited: Detroit-style pizza, a novel concept for the City of Trees. If you're a fan of Chicago-style deep-dish, Detroit style may be the best kind of pizza you've never heard of. Made in rectangular cast iron pans, the Michigan pies were first baked in 1946 when, legend has it, creator Gus Guerra sourced vessels from a nearby auto parts factory and filled them with dough. At Spitfire, co-owner and Idaho native Rich Nichols has his Detroit-style pizzas down to a science. Apart from being thick-crusted and rectangular, the pizzas have a few other quirks: The sauce is ladled on last, and some toppings, like thin-sliced pepperoni, are baked under the cheese. And there's another bit of magic, which Nichols called "the…
          The Hyundai Santa Cruz Small Pickup Truck We've Been Waiting for Since 2015 Is Coming 'As Soon As Possible'      Cache   Translate Page      

I believe the biggest hole in the American automotive market is the lack of a genuinely small, useful pickup truck. Even the trucks that pass for small on the market today, like the Chevy Colorado or the Toyota Tacoma, really aren’t all that small. Back in 2015, though, Hyundai showed a concept truck at the Detroit…

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          INTERVIEW WITH SAMUEL HASSOUN, AMERICAN EX-MILITARY WHO MOVED TO SYRIA IN 2011      Cache   Translate Page      


Samuel Hassoun is an American of Syrian descent. His grandfather was Syrian, and in 1995 he first visited Syria, visiting numerous times afterwards, eventually meeting what would become his wife. He and his Syrian wife moved to Syria in March 2011.
We discuss the realities he was seeing and hearing in Syria versus the lies reported on corporate and Gulf media on Syria, as well as many other aspects of life in Syria and the long-manufactured war on Syria.

Related Links:

EARLY DAYS IN SYRIA: WESTERN NARRATIVE VS REALITY

Talk With American-Syrians in Latakia, part 1

Talk With American-Syrians in Latakia, part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvFeGIoISLo&

Daraa Priest, Father Gerges Rizk, on What Really Happened in Daraa 2011

Dr Amer Ghantous on Lies Around Daraa 2011

Kassab Resident: Why the Attack on Syria

Deconstructing the NATO Narrative on Syria

“Prem Shankar Jha’s, “Who Fired The First Shot?” described the slaughter of 20 Syrian soldiers outside Dara’a a month later, “by cutting their throats, and cutting off the head of one of the soldiers.” A very “moderate”-rebel practice.
In “Syria: The Hidden Massacre” Sharmine Narwani investigated the early massacres of Syrian soldiers, noting that many of the murders occurred even after the Syrian government had abolished the state security courts, lifted the state of emergency, granted general amnesties, and recognized the right to peaceful protest. [https://www.rt.com/op-ed/157412-syria-hidden-massacre-2011/#_blank]
The April 10, 2011 murder of Banyas farmer Nidal Janoud was one of the first horrific murders of Syrian civilians by so-called “unarmed protesters.” Face gashed open, mutilated and bleeding, Janoud was paraded by an armed mob, who then hacked him to death.
Father Frans Van der Ludt—the Dutch priest living in Syria for nearly 5 decades prior to his April 7, 2014 assassination by militants occupying the old city of Homs—wrote (repeatedly) of the “armed demonstrators” he saw in early protests, “who began to shoot at the police first.”

Syrian comedian Treka on Fake Revolution, Fake Chemical Attack, and more

Syria: NOT A Revolution!
SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT ASSAD:
“On March 29, 2011 (less than two weeks into the fantasy “revolution”) over 6 million people across Syria took to the streets in support of President al-Assad. In June, a reported hundreds of thousands marched in Damascus in support of the president, with a 2.3 km long Syrian flag. In November, 2011 (9 months into the chaos), masses again held demonstrations supporting President al-Assad, notably in Homs (the so-called “capital of the ‘revolution’”), Dara’a (the so-called “birthplace of the ‘revolution’”), Deir ez-Zour, Raqqa, Latakia, and Damascus.
Mass demonstrations like this have occurred repeatedly since, including inMarch 2012, in May 2014 in the lead-up to Presidential elections, and in June 2015, to note just some of the larger rallies.
In May 2013, it was reported that even NATO recognized the Syrian president’s increased popularity. “The data, relayed to NATO over the last month, asserted that 70 percent of Syrians support” the Assad government. At present, the number is now at least 80 percent.
The most telling barometer of Assad’s support base was the Presidential elections in June 2014, which saw 74 percent (11.6 million) of 15.8 million registered Syrian voters vote, with President al-Assad winning 88 percent of the votes. The lengths Syrians outside of Syria went to in order to vote included flooding the Syrian embassy in Beirut for two full days (and walking several kilometres to get there) and flying from countries with closed Syrian embassies to Damascus airport simply to cast their votes. Within Syria, Syrians bravedterrorist mortars and rockets designed to keep them from voting; 151 shells were fired on Damascus alone, killing 5 and maiming 33 Syrians.”

Syrians Flock to Vote in Lebanon

Homs Heflah to Celebrate June 3 Presidential Elections

INTERNAL REFUGEES HOUSED IN GOVERNMENT SECURED REGIONS:
“…the owner is displaced from Aleppo, from one of the first areas to be infested by terrorists. He lost he three apparently very-well known and loved croissant/bakery shops, all the equipment, his home and all furnishings when he and family fled the terrorists to Latakia. His personal loss also of course affected the 10 employees he had in Aleppo. Here, he worked for about 4 months in Jableh before opening his first croissant shop in Latakia, which has since blossomed into two apparently very popular croissant shops.
Of note: one of millions of internally displaced in Syria who have fled the terrorists to government-secured safe areas to re-start life, losing all his investment, but also again dispelling the MSM myth of Syrians fleeing the government and SAA.
Another shop owner fled a different area of Aleppo for the same reason, losing his garment factory (where 76 people worked), all of the equipment inside (including 40 machines), and his shop in the Old City of Aleppo, which like the factory was looted by western-backed “freedom-loving” “moderate-rebel” terrorists.
He too has re-opened in Latakia, starting slowly, first getting a small space in one of the markets here and selling others’ clothes, then acquiring a small workshop to manufacture his own again.
His story is filled with sadness and loss, including a 20 day old son…of kidnappings by the thugs the west calls “rebels”, and also of the steadfastness exhibited by Syrians over and over during this dirty war on the sovereign nation….”
“Tartous houses 1 million internally-displaced from all over Syria, including people from Deir ez-Zor, Raqqa, Aleppo, Homs, and elsewhere, according to the Governor of Aleppo (as of mid-2016), who said the city is known as “mini-Syria” in recent years due to its hosting of Syrians from all over.
“The 1 million IDPs share Tartous’ resources, schools, and hospitals with 1 million inhabitants.”
They are not housed in tents and camps, but in schools/other buildings-turned refugee centres, as well as houses. I visited one of these centres while in Tartous, also visiting centres in Latakia, Aleppo, Damascus over the past few years.”
US ILLEGAL OCCUPATION OF SYRIA:
Russian Ministry Of OD updates on Rukban, us presence
“Such a situation in which the camp finds itself reminds concentration camps of the Second World War, which seemed to be long gone. How is it possible in the modern world?
Why, in these conditions, the world community, which cares so much about human rights, continues to persistently keep silent about the humanitarian disaster in the Rukban camp? In fact, being held hostage.
40 martyred in new massacre by “Int’l Coalition” in Deir Ezzor countryside
Implausible Denials: The Crime at Jabal al Tharda. US-led Air Raid on Behalf of ISIS-Daesh Against Syrian Forces
TERRORIST ATTACKS ON HOSPITALS:
Former Director of Kindi Hospital Talks About Terrorist Truck Bombing of Hospital
Western corporate media ‘disappears’ over 1.5 million Syrians and 4,000 doctors (Ignore Terrorist Attacks on Hospitals)
ERDOGAN COMPLICITY IN THIEVING ALEPPO FACTORIES, SENDING TERRORISTS TO SYRIA:
19:26, MP Fares Shehabi on lawsuit against Turkey for theft of factories
November 2016, MP Shehabi on the lawsuit
Serena Shim exposed Turkey’s role in Syria:
“As Shim’s sister Fatmeh Shim stated in 2015, “She caught them bringing in ISIS high-ranked members into Syria from Turkey into camps, which are supposed to be Syrian refugee camps.”
Serena Shim’s January 2013 expose, “Turkey’s Pivotal Role in Syria’s Insurgency: PressTV Report from Inside Turkey,” showed footage of what she estimated to be 300 semi-trucks “awaiting militants to empty them out”; included testimony explaining how Turkey enables the crossing of foreign terrorists “freely” into Syria; spoke of the funneling of arms via the Incirlik US Air Base in Turkey to terrorists in refugee camps or on through to Syria; and highlighted the issue of terrorist training camps portrayed as refugee camps, guarded by the Turkish military.
Shim named the World Food Organization as one of the NGOs whose trucks were being used to funnel terrorists’ arms into Syria, and stated this in her last interview, just one day before being killed. Notably, in that interview she also explicitly stated that she feared for her life because Turkish intelligence had accused her of being a spy.
EXTENSIVE TUNNELS IN SYRIA:

Jaysh al-Islam Tunnel Labyrinth in Douma, Syria


River to Sea Uprooted Palestinian   
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          AMY & FREDDY: A VERY DIVALICIOUS CALIFORNIA CHRISTMAS Comes Two Catalina Bar & Grill      Cache   Translate Page      

Acclaimed Chicago-based dynamic duo and America's Got Talent audience favorites Amy & Freddy will bring their holiday show A Very Divalicious California Christmas to Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood for one performance only on Tuesday, December 18, at 8:30pm, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents.

Acclaimed Chicago-based dynamic duo and America's Got Talent audience favorites Amy & Freddy return to Hollywood for one show as part of their multi-city West Coast tour. Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen have performed in cities coast to coast. For 16 years they have been the headline act for RSVP Cruise Lines on countless cruises across the globe. A Detroit native, Amy has been a professional entertainer since she was a young child. Her powerful and soulful voice mesmerizes listeners while her hilarious and risqué humor keeps them laughing. Freddy, Amy's pianist and music director, has been a professional musician for over 25 years. When he's not performing with Amy, he works as a freelance musician. Amy & Freddy have produced four very successful albums together, all of which have received great acclaim.

Chris Isaacson Presents (CIP) has created, produced, and promoted over 700 events since the company's founding in 2004. From small clubs to major theatres, CIP has presented some of the most influential stars of this generation. Most recently, CIP coordinated and produced an elaborate extravaganza for the new series POSE (FX Networks) at LA Pride 2018 and co-produced the Grammy Award-nominated Considering Matthew Shepard at Ford Theatres (earning CIP a proclamation from the City of West Hollywood for its work in the arts and honoring Matthew Shepard). For more information on upcoming CIP events, including Lady Bunny: The Stockings Were Hung (December 20 in Hollywood) and Erich Bergen: An Early New Year's Celebration (December 28 & 29 in Hollywood), go to www.ChrislsaacsonPresents.com.

Admission for Amy & Freddy: A Very Divalicious California Christmas is $25-$40 and tickets may be purchased online at www.ChrisIsaacsonPresents.com or www.ticketweb.com or by phone at (866) 468-3399. Doors open at 7pm for cocktail and dinner service and showtime is 8:30pm. Minimums apply. Catalina Bar & Grill is located at 6725 W. Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.


          We Need A Little Christmas! Dave Koz And Friends CHRISTMAS TOUR 2018 Comes To The McCallum.      Cache   Translate Page      

The McCallum Theatre presents Dave Koz & Friends "Christmas Tour 2018" on Tuesday, December 18, at 8:00pm as part of the Fitz's Jazz Café at the McCallum series. A holiday tradition returns to the McCallum as Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2018 brings together a magical combination of musicians to celebrate this special season. Celebrated saxophonist Koz will be joined by special guests Mindi Abair, Jonathan Butler and Keiko Matsui performing their hits and jamming on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites in a high-energy show for the entire family.

DAVE KOZ
In a career that spans more than three decades, saxophonist Dave Koz has racked up nine Grammy nominations, nine #1 albums on Billboard's Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, playing for multiple Presidents, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and more.

Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Dave picked up the saxophone as a way to join his brother's band. After earning his degree in mass communications from UCLA, Koz made the decision to become a professional musician. Within weeks, he was a touring member of Bobby Caldwell's band. Koz befriended Jeff Lorber who invited him to play on one of his tours. That stint was followed by a fourteen-month tour with Richard Marx.

Koz released his self-titled debut album in 1990, the first of many best-sellers, including Lucky Man (1993); Off the Beaten Path (1996); December Makes Me Feel This Way (1997); The Dance(1999); A Smooth Jazz Christmas (2001); Saxophonic (2003); At the Movies (2007); Memories Of A Winter's Night (2007); Hello Tomorrow (2010); Summer Horns (2013); 20th Anniversary Christmas (2017); and Summer Horns II (2018).

Outside of recording and performing, Koz is busy with other projects. Late in 2017, Koz appeared as himself in a Hallmark movie called Sharing Christmas which used music from the 20th Anniversary Christmas album. Then, there is the Dave Koz & Friends at Sea Cruise. Koz also co-owns a restaurant in Los Angeles called Citizen. And, he hosts two radio programs: "The Dave Koz Radio Show," on the air for close to 25 years, and "The Dave Koz Lounge" which can be heard on SiriusXM. Koz works with the Starlight Children's Foundation which helps kids who are hospitalized for long periods of time and their families. And, he's made a wine for close to 10 years called Koz Wine that raises money specifically for Starlight; sales of the wine have raised well over a half a million dollars for Starlight. Koz completed a four-year term on the Grammy Foundation Artists Committee and has served as National Trustee for the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS).

Koz returns to the road this holiday season for his 21st annual "Dave Koz Christmas Tour 2018." Joining Dave this year are Mindi Abair, pop/blues saxophonist/singer who will be making her first Christmas Tour appearance; South African guitarist/singer, Jonathan Butler, who returns for another wonderful time with Dave; and Japanese keyboard sensation Keiko Matsui. The tour, now in its 21st year, has received nationwide critical acclaim since its 1997 inception.

"Always front and center is the music. It's humbling, this many years in such a fickle business, to still have a career, still be able to go out and tour and make records," Koz says. "Music has been such a blessing to me, and we need it more than ever today."

www.davekoz.com

MINDI ABAIR
One of the most recognized saxophonists/vocalists, two-time Grammy nominee Mindi Abair has been electrifying audiences with her live performances and command of the saxophone since her debut album in 2000. She has garnered ten #1 radio hits, six Top 5 solo records, and two #1 spots on the Billboard album charts. In 2014, after two seasons as the featured saxophonist on "American Idol," Mindi released Wild Heart. This LP showcased a compilation of grittier rock and soul tracks featuring some of the biggest names in music. To help translate this sound to her live shows, Mindi enlisted longtime friend and The Boneshakers founder Randy Jacobs to inject his brand of Detroit Blues Rock. The collaboration was undeniable and it led to a decision to join forces creatively. Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers LIVE in Seattle was released in 2015 to critical acclaim and a 2½ year non-stop tour schedule. In 2017, the band released their first studio record, The EastWest Sessions, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart. The band won 8 Independent Blues Awards including Artist of the Year. Mindi authored the book How To Play Madison Square Garden - A Guide to Stage Performance and serves as a National Trustee for The Recording Academy. The artists she's toured with and/or recorded with are a testament to her talent, including Aerosmith, Smokey Robinson, Duran Duran, Adam Sandler, Lee Ritenour, The Backstreet Boys, Booker T. Jones, Jimmy Webb, Mandy Moore, Max Weinberg, Teena Marie, Bobby Lyle, and Jonathan Butler.

www.mindiabair.com

JONATHAN BUTLER
Jonathan grew up in the townships of South Africa and started singing and playing guitar at age seven. He released his first album in 1973 and won the "Best New Artist" Grammy in South Africa the following year at age 12. Jonathan's premiere single became the first by a black artist to be played on white radio stations in South Africa. He earned three Gold records in 1975 as he became a teenager. His first international album went Gold in 1987. He received Grammy nominations for Best R&B Song for "Lies" and for Best Jazz Song for the instrumental "Going Home." His 2004 album Surrender went Gold in South Africa. Jonathan's albums and worldwide concert tours have afforded him a lifestyle far from what he ever could have imagined, but more importantly, it brought him the freedom to follow his passion for music on his own terms. He launched the Jonathan Butler Foundation in South Africa, serving children aged 4-17, to fund music education programs. Jonathan is a powerful performer in headline dates, festival shows and music cruises. He thrives on interacting with his fans, and for the past four years, has led a group of 35 guests each fall on the Jonathan Butler Safari, sharing his South Africa by visiting landmarks in his life and historic locales, including Robben Island prison where Nelson Mandela was jailed. When Jonathan Butler sings, he testifies to the glory and healing power of love. When he plays guitar, his fast fingers innately find notes of passion and divinity.

www.jonathanbutler.com

KEIKO MATSUI
Keiko Matsui's unique melting pot of musical influences has a devout international following. The eloquent and soft-spoken musician tours relentlessly and seeks to make a genuine connection with her audience. Keiko Matsui made her U.S. recording debut in 1987 with A Drop of Water. Subsequent albums of note include Northern Lights (1989), No Borders (1990), Night Waltz(1991), Cherry Blossom (1992), Doll (1994), Sapphire (1995) and Dream Walk (1996), which remained on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart for over 15 months. 1998's Full Moon and the Shrine was accompanied by the PBS-TV special Keiko Matsui: Light Above the Trees. Keiko Matsui's CD Deep Blue (2001) topped Billboard's Contemporary Jazz charts for three consecutive weeks; Keiko became the first Japanese artist to ever achieve this honor. Additional albums include The Ring (2002), The Piano (2003), Moyo (2007), The Road (2011), Altair & Vega (2011), and Soul Quest (2013). Her most recent release Journey to the Heart (2016) marks the 30th anniversary of her recording debut. Keiko has lent her voice to raise awareness for such causes as The Daniel Pearl Foundation, The United Nations World Food Programme, The Susan G. Komen Foundation, Y-Me Breast Cancer Organization, A3M (Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches), Be the Match Marrow Registry, and The National Donor Program and Marrow Foundation. She has lent her efforts to the continued revitalization of Japan in the wake of the Fukushima disaster and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Matsui will be returning to the McCallum Theatre on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 8pm as part of the Fitz's Jazz Café at the McCallum Theatre series.

www.keikomatsui.com

Tickets for this performance are priced at $102, $92, $82 and $62. Tickets are available at the Theatre's website at www.mccallumtheatre.com or by calling the McCallum Theatre Box Office at (760) 340-2787.


          Comment on Preview and Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons by Thomas Kosmatka osmatka      Cache   Translate Page      
Detroit is a better team than I expected Relying on the bigs is not the way to beat the Bucks though I'm going to the game at the Forum and expect the Bucks to have their way with them Bucks win by 20
          NBA Power Rankings: Week 8      Cache   Translate Page      
Detroit jumps into the top-10 and Philly climbs all the way up to No. 2, but Toronto retains the top spot in this week�s Power Rankings.
          NBA Power Rankings: The West is getting weirder      Cache   Translate Page      
Thanks to their win over the Golden State Warriors, the Detroit Pistons have now won five straight games and are the East's hottest team outside of the Toronto Raptors. Meanwhile, out West, things are getting even more complex with the LA Clippers and Denver Nuggets atop the standings, the defending
          Congressional Law Fails to Reach Female Genital Mutilation      Cache   Translate Page      
Congress passed a law, but a court says it's unconstitutional. What is the remedy? On November 20, 2018, the United States District Court in Michigan ruled that the federal law which criminalized Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) more than twenty years ago is “unconstitutional”, and cannot be used to prosecute the doctors and mothers of the very young girls who were brought to be genitally mutilated in Livonia, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. (See United States of America v. Jumana Nagarwala, et al, 2018 WL 6064968.) There were eight defendants. A doctor in Michigan, Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, herself a member of...
          Élite laicista e islam, un’attrazione fatale - Agostino Nobile      Cache   Translate Page      
Da Stilum curiae, mentre si discute di Global Compact sulle migrazioni riprendiamo una riflessione di Agostino Nobile in tema di laicismo e islam. Son cose da noi dette in più occasioni ma in ordine sparso. Giova riprenderle per tener desta l'attenzione e non cessare di approfondire le ragioni e l'impegno di una resistenza ad oltranza

Perdonate se insisto sul tema, ma se continuiamo ad accogliere in pompa magna l’Emiro del Qatar Al-Thani che, oltre a sovvenzionare moschee in Europa, sostiene i Fratelli Musulmani che progettano la conquista dell’Occidente, siamo condannati all’islamizzazione. Davvero ci vogliono barattare per un piatto di lenticchie? Ancora più preoccupante se pensiamo che molti governi occidentali si comportano allo stesso modo. Non è solo per denaro. C’è qualcosa che dovrebbe farci molto preoccupare. Il “Global Compact on Migration” deciso dall’ONU prova senza ombra di dubbio la volontà di islamizzare l’Occidente. Perché questa ostinatezza?
I mondialisti sanno che un popolo costituito da atei è difficilmente controllabile, come hanno dimostrato i comunismi che, nonostante il pugno violento dell’ideologia, hanno fallito. Evidentemente si sono persi l’ammonimento di François-Marie Arouet, in arte Voltaire. Il mangiapreti per eccellenza, nel suo Dictionnaire Philosophique, scrive “Per quale motivo una società di atei sembra impossibile? Perché si ritiene che uomini che non avessero freno non potrebbero mai vivere insieme; che le leggi non possono nulla contro i crimini segreti; che ci vuole un Dio vendicatore che punisca in questo mondo o in quell’altro i malvagi sfuggiti alla giustizia umana”. Più avanti leggiamo: “È indubbio che, in una città civile, è infinitamente più utile avere una religione, sia pur cattiva, che non averne affatto”. Riguardo a coloro che non si pongono domande sull’esistenza di Dio, o vivono come se Dio non esistesse, aggiunge “sono come bambini; un bambino non è né ateo né teista, non è nulla”.

I laicisti, al contrario dei marxisti, hanno fatto tesoro dei consigli del loro padre ideologico. Così hanno puntato sulla religione-ideologia rappresentata dall’islam, che significa per l’appunto sottomissione. Dottrina ideale che consente di cancellare quei diritti umani che solo il cristianesimo possiede e custodisce. Possiamo dunque comprendere i motivi che hanno spinto l’ONU e i Governi a creare il neologismo “islamofobia”, sebbene migliaia di morti sono cristiani ammazzati dai musulmani. Molti fatti ci portano a pensare che tra l’élite laicista e l’islam corra buon sangue. La monarchia saudita, per ovvie ragioni, non ha firmato la Dichiarazione dei Diritti Umani, ma grazie al supporto malcelato del Regno Unito nel 2016 l’Arabia Saudita è stata nominata Capo del Consiglio delle Nazioni Unite per i Diritti Umani. Poco importa se nel 2015 ha sentenziato oltre cento decollazioni, vieta tutte le altre religioni e punisce chi cerca entrare nella patria dell’islam con la Bibbia.

Dato che il laicismo sostiene una libertà dei costumi che l’islam aborre, qualcuno potrebbe pensare che io stia scrivendo delle fesserie. Ma siamo sicuri che non sia una provocazione pianificata per aizzare i giovani musulmani contro un’Europa che, dopo averla metodicamente svuotata della sua fede, ha superato tutti i limiti della decenza? Se nella maggior parte dei paesi musulmani una donna con la minigonna è considerata una spudorata, come si può pensare di integrare milioni di giovani che, pur disinteressati all’islam, si ritrovano in una società dove gli uomini si sposano con gli uomini e le donne con le donne? Davvero i laicisti sono così rimbambiti? Da come stanno andando le cose è certo che laicisti e islamisti condividono l’antico proverbio che recita “il nemico del mio nemico è mio amico”. L’ONU e i nostri Governi, corrompendo i costumi e le intelligenze, hanno dato su un piatto d’argento l’anima europea all’islam. Gli imam stabiliti in Europa, per sobillare i giovani musulmani battono sempre lo stesso chiodo: corruzione dei costumi, donne puttane e uomini effeminati incapaci di tenerle a freno. Dall’altro lato, sempre l’ONU, seguita a ruota dai Governi occidentali, non ha mai puntato il dito contro le aberrazioni che avvengono nel mondo islamico. Anzi, fanno di più. In questi giorni, sul blog JihadWatch, Robert Spencer ci informa che il giudice federale di Detroit, Bernard Friedman, ha stabilito che il Congresso non ha l’autorità per rendere illegale l’infibulazione. Quindi i musulmani americani, come nel resto del mondo, hanno il diritto di mutilare i genitali delle loro bambine.

Le persecuzioni praticate durante i secoli dai musulmani contro i cristiani è paragonabile all’odium fidei dei rivoluzionari francesi e marxisti. Nel laicismo postumano come nell’islam non esiste il concetto di persona, ma di Popolo e Massa, quello che l’islam definisce Umma. Per le due dottrine il concetto di persona è sostituito con una struttura sociale piramidale o, se vogliamo, totalitaria, dove la dignità del singolo viene liquefatta per essere assorbita dalla Massa-Umma, che si traduce nell’azzeramento della dignità individuale e della famiglia monogama.

Basta consultare la Storia per comprendere i comuni intenti dell’élite laicista e islamica. Già Martino Lutero sperava che i turchi mangiassero in un boccone “la prostituta di Roma”. Mentre Hitler amoreggiava coi mufti musulmani per estinguere prima gli ebrei e dopo, come lui stesso affermava, i cattolici.

L’attrazione tra islam e laicisti, dunque, esiste da secoli e le fedi nunziali già pronte. Aspettavano solo la benedizione del terzo incomodo. Cosa che è arrivata in questi ultimi anni. La teologia acattolica, gli inviti degli imam nelle chiese, che recitano il Corano, e la politica immigrazionista del Vaticano fanno supporre che sono andati oltre la benedizione. Sembra che abbiano celebrato, tacitamente o meno, un bizzarro matrimonio a tre.
Agostino Nobile
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This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Farmstead DL ant

Some kind of a farm/ranch…I see a big fenced in area and some small buildings.

Thanks for stopping by.


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There was a beefed-up border security presence — including a sniffer dog and agents with mirrors under his vehicle — but a Detroit man with Windsor family ties thought it was all just part of a random customs inspection on the American side of the...
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General Motors just gave its workers a lot less reasons to feel grateful, announcing right after the Thanksgiving holiday that the automobile manufacturer planned to cut its salaried workforce by 15 percent, to dump most of its car models and to kill off five North American plants, in Detroit and Warren, Michigan; Warren, Ohio; White Marsh, Maryland; along with its Oshawa, Ontario, plant north of the border. Yes, it’s a globally competitive business, and General Motors, like other American automobile manufacturers, has faced challenges from abroad. Additionally, some of GM’s problems have been self-inflicted, given its patchy record on safety matters and its abhorrent downplay of the resultant accidents. The company also put some of the blame on Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, which they claimed added about $1 billion in additional costs.

Upon closer inspection, however, the layoffs can’t simply be dismissed as an inevitable byproduct of globalization, or the impairment of free trade. There is something else going on here, a consideration that goes to the heart of GM’s flawed business model. It is tied to financialization, notably the CEO stock market-based compensation, which induces decisions that might elevate the share price in the short term, but often to the detriment of the company’s long-term success (like GE).

Along with the financialization of GM, the decision to offshore manufacturing in relatively low-wage locations hasn’t helped much. Outsourcing manufacturing in this way has, paradoxically, exacerbated GM’s problems. The sedan market (where GM is experiencing a large proportion of its competitive difficulties these days) typifies this conundrum. The lower and middle ends are dominated by Asia, which operate in a market segment where GM can never get its labor costs low enough to compete against them; the high end is dominated by Audi, Mercedes and BMW, German manufacturers that have devoted considerable capital investment so as to shore up the top-of-the-line models. Here, GM is unable to match the German brands, having chosen the soft option of offshoring its labor, avoiding extensive investment that would have otherwise allowed them to upgrade their production.

As Seymour Melman has noted in his work Dynamic Factors in Industrial Productivity, the unremitting focus on low-cost labor, which has been a key component of business models adopted by American corporations such as GM, creates disincentives toward capital investment decisions that would otherwise drive GM’s products further up the technology curve toward higher-margin products (which in turn yield higher profits and are less prone to competitive pressures from low-end car manufacturers, thereby alleviating the need to outsource manufacturing in the first place). It is quite likely that the historic paranoia about labor organizing in the U.S. is the underlying driver for this monomania.

By contrast, the stress on high-quality domestic engineering capability is something that Germany extends to other forms of high-tech manufacturing goods and services. Economists Jesus Felipe and Utsav Kumar have conducted a study illustrating that countries such as Germany have used capital investment to move up the technology curve to all sorts of higher-end products. Hence, it has a market share of 18 percent in the total world exports of the top-100 most complex products, vs. France 3.6 percent, Italy 3.1 percent, and Spain 0.9 percent.

Germany’s manufacturing success, therefore, is not a function of lower wages. Germany’s manufacturing unit labor costs have declined in a relative sense (especially relative to its Eurozone competitors) over the past decade, but in absolute terms, Germany’s manufacturers, including the auto producers, did not resort to a strategy of nominal wage squeezes or extensive offshoring to cheap labor locales such as China. As the economist Servaas Storm has argued: “It was German engineering ingenuity, not nominal wage restraint or the Hartz ‘reforms,’ which reduced its unit labor costs.” Engineering ingenuity largely came about through well-targeted capital investment and enabled German labor productivity to increase some 8 percent relative to its European and American counterparts.

As a result, Germany has become stronger and more productive in high-value-added, higher-tech manufacturing. Although some manufacturing has been outsourced to adjoining Eastern European countries, its leading companies have preserved an industrial ecosystem, which has enabled Germany to conserve more high-end jobs domestically in aggregate.

On the flip side, American manufacturers have generally taken the soft option of outsourcing and “demodularizing” production. As a result, they degraded industrial quality, increased development lead time, and increased unit costs in the process (Boeing’s 787 “Dreamliner” being a spectacular case in point). At this point, the U.S. doesn’t have what you could call a dynamic manufacturing economy. This has led to a perverse situation described last year by business journalist Jim Harger:

“Industry experts say that cadre of talented tool and die makers is growing in short supply in Michigan just as the demand is increasing.

“‘The average tool and die maker is 56 years old,’ says Baron, president and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR).

“‘We have not been back-filling. We are running out of talent as the cadence for cars is increasing and the launch rate is increasing.’

“About 75 percent of the tool and die makers in the workforce today are expected to retire in the next five to seven years. Meanwhile, it can take up to 10 years to train a master tool and die maker.”

So Detroit was left with production bottlenecks, because of the shortage of tool and die makers, which represented an important missing gap in production.

Of course, if management’s main incentive is to manage the company’s stock price, rather than the underlying business, it tends to do things like offshoring, which helps to juice the short-term quarterly profits. The share price generally follows suit. The long-term cost (which is usually seen well after the stock options have been cashed and the executive compensation has been paid out) is a production deficiency in the future, which can’t be easily replaced, as Professors Gary P. Pisano and Willy C. Shih explained in Harvard Business Review:

“As manufacturing plants closed or scaled back, many people in those occupations moved on to other things or retired. Seeing fewer job prospects down the road, young people opted for other careers. And many community and vocational schools, starved of students, scaled back their technical programs.”

As if by clockwork, GM’s share price initially greeted the news of the plant shutdowns with a 5 percent upward spike (that is, until adverse comments/threats from President Donald Trump, which muted the rise). The initial market reaction is exactly the sort of thing that further incentivizes stock-laden management to continue to formulate strategy with a view toward goosing a share price, rather than focusing energies on the underlying business operations themselves.

Following a classic pattern we have seen since the 1980s, GM’s CEO, Mary Barra, is the highest-paid auto CEO in the world, via a combination of salary and stock awards. In general, highly paid American manufacturing CEOS have been compensated for their willingness to hollow out compensation to their labor force. For the last two years, Barra has earned over $21m annually. Clearly, she has neither suffered the consequences of her company’s defective ignition switches, nor her company’s declining market share in the sedan market (the ostensible rationale for the layoffs).

The GM layoffs should not be blithely dismissed as another inevitable casualty of globalization. Nor are they a parable illustrating the dangers of increased protectionism (even though that is the narrative that GM wants you to believe). In fact, it is part of a much broader story, particularly in the U.S., where workers continue to deal with the consequences of labor casualization (i.e., flexible “alternative work arrangements”), the outsourcing of manufacturing to other countries, and the ultimate blowback to these increasingly financialized corporations, such as GM, as they continue to embrace measures that degrade their workforce, diminishing America’s viability as a source of highly skilled, good-paying jobs as a consequence.

There are other alternatives, as Germany proves. We occasionally get glimpses of the scale of this homegrown deterioration when a big layoff announcement is made. But seldom do we truly examine the underlying causes, the consequences of which continue to be masked by a hitherto ebullient stock market, which has become a wealth recycling machine for corporate CEOs, even as it provides nothing more than the aura of a Potemkin-like economic prosperity for the rest of us.

This article was produced by Economy for All, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

    

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While it surely is tougher to build a fan base when a team has moved multiple times, that's too easy an explanation.

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They have also regularly turned over personnel--remember long-serving Brook Lopez? media fave Jeremy Lin?--so it's tougher for fans to say connected. Untimely injuries haven't helped the team stay competitive, despite general consensus that General Manager Sean Marks has built a decent roster with the assets he has.

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I wrote about the Brigade last month. It's understandable that the team would spend a little money to reward loyal fans and keep the focus on something positive.

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Keep and eye out for Firenza Pizza, Spitfire Craft Pizza & Pints and Americana Pizza. The number of pizza joints in Boise is on the rise, and according to franchise owner Duane Paris, whose new spot, Firenza Pizza, will open in the City of Trees on Tuesday, Dec. 11, the reason why might be simpler than you think. "I started looking at, where do you see a lot of happy people? And not too often do I see people leaving a pizza restaurant not happy," said Paris. "And it's a fairly recession-proof industry. If you look at statistics, 80 percent of people eat pizza once a month." Firenza, the first Idaho outpost of a Virginia-based chain, is one of three new Boise pizza spots—the others being Spitfire Craft Pizza & Pints, which is already doing business on the Boise Bench, and Americana Pizza, slated to open this month near Rhodes Skate Park. Firenza scored a spot on the first floor of the CenturyLink building downtown above what used to be Angell's Bar and Grill Renato. It's based on a fast-casual, build-your-own concept similar to chains like Blaze Pizza and MOD Pizza, but Paris said its high-quality ingredients set Firenza apart. "Our dough and ingredients are made fresh in house, and our dough isn't pressed in a tortilla press, it's actually hand-stretched in front of the customer," he explained. For now, Firenza won't do delivery, but Paris said he's open to the idea of "pizza runners" ferrying pies to nearby businesses, including Ampersand and Art Haus, two bars slated to open in the old Angell's space. Spitfire Craft Pizza & Pints, a one-off pizzeria at 2450 S. Vista Ave., doesn't deliver either—but it has something else up its sleeve to get customers excited: Detroit-style pizza, a novel concept for the City of Trees. If you're a fan of Chicago-style deep-dish, Detroit style may be the best kind of pizza you've never heard of. Made in rectangular cast iron pans, the Michigan pies were first baked in 1946 when, legend has it, creator Gus Guerra sourced vessels from a nearby auto parts factory and filled them with dough. At Spitfire, co-owner and Idaho native Rich Nichols has his Detroit-style pizzas down to a science. Apart from being thick-crusted and rectangular, the pizzas have a few other quirks: The sauce is ladled on last, and some toppings, like thin-sliced pepperoni, are baked under the cheese. And there's another bit of magic, which Nichols called "the…
          Detroit’s Famous Heidelberg Project Goes to the Beach      Cache   Translate Page      

Tyree Guyton, famous for his whimsically apocalyptic Heidelberg Project in Detroit, has often been categorized more as an “outsider” than as an “artist,” but now he’s moving inside. Literally: There is an elegantly and pristinely curated show of his work at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). But also ... More »

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Francis Ford Coppola was born on 7 April 1939, in Detroit, Michigan USA of Italian ancestry, and is a famous screenwriter, film director and producer, as well as a television director and producer. Coppola is best known for directing the film “The Godfather”(1972), during his rise to prominence in the 1970s. So just how rich …

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          AMY & FREDDY: A VERY DIVALICIOUS CALIFORNIA CHRISTMAS Comes Two Catalina Bar & Grill      Cache   Translate Page      

Acclaimed Chicago-based dynamic duo and America's Got Talent audience favorites Amy & Freddy will bring their holiday show A Very Divalicious California Christmas to Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood for one performance only on Tuesday, December 18, at 8:30pm, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents.

Acclaimed Chicago-based dynamic duo and America's Got Talent audience favorites Amy & Freddy return to Hollywood for one show as part of their multi-city West Coast tour. Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen have performed in cities coast to coast. For 16 years they have been the headline act for RSVP Cruise Lines on countless cruises across the globe. A Detroit native, Amy has been a professional entertainer since she was a young child. Her powerful and soulful voice mesmerizes listeners while her hilarious and risqué humor keeps them laughing. Freddy, Amy's pianist and music director, has been a professional musician for over 25 years. When he's not performing with Amy, he works as a freelance musician. Amy & Freddy have produced four very successful albums together, all of which have received great acclaim.

Chris Isaacson Presents (CIP) has created, produced, and promoted over 700 events since the company's founding in 2004. From small clubs to major theatres, CIP has presented some of the most influential stars of this generation. Most recently, CIP coordinated and produced an elaborate extravaganza for the new series POSE (FX Networks) at LA Pride 2018 and co-produced the Grammy Award-nominated Considering Matthew Shepard at Ford Theatres (earning CIP a proclamation from the City of West Hollywood for its work in the arts and honoring Matthew Shepard). For more information on upcoming CIP events, including Lady Bunny: The Stockings Were Hung (December 20 in Hollywood) and Erich Bergen: An Early New Year's Celebration (December 28 & 29 in Hollywood), go to www.ChrislsaacsonPresents.com.

Admission for Amy & Freddy: A Very Divalicious California Christmas is $25-$40 and tickets may be purchased online at www.ChrisIsaacsonPresents.com or www.ticketweb.com or by phone at (866) 468-3399. Doors open at 7pm for cocktail and dinner service and showtime is 8:30pm. Minimums apply. Catalina Bar & Grill is located at 6725 W. Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.


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Three Detroit women were planning to go to church Sunday when a man confronted them and forced them back inside. But the home invasion turned deadly for the attacker after one of the women grabbed a gun and shot him to death. The incident took place Sunday on the West Side of Detroit according to police,…
          Group Fellow Socialists Call ‘Violent Sect’ That ‘Dupes Mainstream’ Playing Role in Migrant Caravan      Cache   Translate Page      
A Detroit-based faction operating in Tijuana that’s encouraging the migrant caravan to march to the U.S. border has a history of violence and has been disavowed by Communist and progressive organizations. BAMN, a Detroit-based group whose motto is “Trump must go or be removed BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY,” is inciting the migrants to march to the…
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In a market that's tilted 70-30 toward light trucks, why does Toyota bother to invest in cars? Because in that smaller market, Toyota is a giant. And it has even more elbow room now that the Detroit 3 have decided to vacate several car segments.
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Nissan did not have any concept vehicles at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show. But the upcoming Detroit show? That's a different story.
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          12/2 Through the 1960’s: Ginger, Jeep, Ronnie & Luke Join Up; Tolan, Bob & Pags Leave; HBD Deacon, Roscoe, Mike, Johnny & Andre      Cache   Translate Page      
  • 1847 - Hall of Famer C/3B James “Deacon” (he was a clean-living, religious fellow) White was born in Caton, NY. He played as a 41-year-old for the Alleghenys in 1889, and lasted one more season before ending his 20-year career with the Buffalo Bisons, retiring with a .312 BA. As a member of Forest City of Cleveland, White led off the opening game against the Fort Wayne Kekiongas with a double off Bobby Mathews, considered the first major league hit (the National Association of Professional Baseball Players was the first pro league), and banged into the first double play. Deacon also helped popularize the catcher’s mask and he was the first pitcher to go into a wind-up (he pitched twice, piling up 10 innings of relief work). Sadly, Deacon died on July 7th, 1939, at the age of 91, just after being snubbed for inclusion in the Hall of Fame. It took until 2013 for White to earn a spot in the Hall. 
Deacon White 2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions
  • 1876 - RHP Roscoe Miller was born in Greenville, Indiana. Roscoe started out on fire, winning 23 games for Detroit as a rookie. He stumbled along for the next couple of years but seemed to have righted the ship with the Pirates in 1904, going 7-7/3.35. But bad luck intervened. Miller was riding with 14 other Pirates in a carriage when the rear wheel collapsed. Several players were hurt when the carriage folded and was dragged on its side by the horses, including Miller, who injured his wrist badly in the accident. That would become his last MLB season, although he spent five years in the minors afterward. Roscoe had a boatload of nicknames, with Rubberlegs, Roxy and Ross among them. "Ross" and "Roxy" are plays on Roscoe, and he was dubbed "Rubberlegs" after moving from Detroit to New York to Pittsburgh in a 14-month span. 
  • 1896 - C Mike Wilson was born in Edge Hill, Pennsylvania (Montgomery County). Mike’s entire MLB career consisted of five appearances behind the dish and an 0-for-4 career hitting line in 1921 for Pittsburgh. He is notable, though, as one of the early two-sport players who suited up for the Pirates, as he spent four winters playing football with early pro clubs in Buffalo, Rochester and Rock Island. 
  • 1898 - Pittsburgh traded IF Bill Gray and RHP Bill Hart to Milwaukee of the Western League for OF Ginger Beaumont. Gray wouldn’t play in the majors again while Hart tossed one more big league campaign. Beaumont spent eight of his 12 MLB seasons as a Pirate, hitting .321 over that span, winning the NL batting title once and leading the league in hits three times. 
Ginger Beaumont 1906 Fan Craze
  • 1906 - RHP Johnny Welch was born in Washington, DC. Welch tossed for nine seasons, closing out his career in 1936 with the Pirates after being picked up in June from the PCL’s San Diego Padres, where he had been sent by Boston in May. He got a save for Pittsburgh in nine outings with a 4.50 ERA, spent the next season in the minors at St. Paul and hung ‘em up after the 1937 campaign at age 30 - his minor league contract had been sold to San Francisco and Johnny didn’t want to play so far from home. No compromise was reached and Welch walked. He didn’t have much time left - he passed away in 1940 after a nine-month battle with TB. 
  • 1934 - UT Andre Rodgers was born in Nassau, Bahamas. He was with the Bucs from 1965-67, batting .257 over that time, playing all four infield spots while seeing action in left field, too. Rodgers was the first Bahamian to play in the major leagues. A talented cricket player who paid his own way for a tryout with the Giants in 1954, he finally cracked the majors in 1957 and played 11 big league seasons, finishing with a .249 BA. 
  • 1936 - The Pirates signed 23-year-old IF Lee “Jeep” Handley as a free agent after a strong rookie audition with the Reds. He was a dependable sometimes starter, sometimes bench player for the Bucs over eight seasons (1937-46, with time off for WW2), averaging 105 games per year and hitting .269. It’s been speculated (by the Uniontown Morning Herald of 1938) that he got his nickname in 1936 as a Cincinnati rookie when he apparently reminded the veterans of a new Popeye cartoon strip character, “Jeep.” As Popeye said when gifted with Jeep: "Well, blow me down! A baby puppy!" 
Jeep Handley 1937 (photo: The Sporting News Collection)
  • 1963 - Win some, lose some… The Pirates lost OF Bobby Tolan, who just turned 18 with a season at Class A Reno under his belt, to the Cards in the now defunct first-year player draft. Tolan ended up with a solid 13-year career with a .265 lifetime BA and even made a late stop back to his original Bucco club in 1977. Pittsburgh claimed LHP Luke Walker from Boston in the same draft, and Luke spent 8-of-9 MLB seasons with the Pirates, going 40-42-9/3.42 in 243 games (100 starts) as a sort of an all-around pitching handyman. 
  • 1967 - GM Joe Brown worked out a pair of deals, trading minor league 1B/OF Bob Oliver to the Minnesota Twins for 35-year-old reliever Ronnie Kline and selling C Jim Pagliaroni, who had offseason neck surgery, to the KC Athletics the next day. Kline won 12 games and saved seven in a strong ‘68 campaign, then faded the next season and was sent to SF for Joe Gibbons. Oliver seasoned for awhile, then starting in 1969, ran off seven MLB seasons, five as a starter with KC and California, batting .256 lifetime with an OPS+ of 100 on the nose. Pags had two seasons and 120 games left in him, hitting .244 during his last hurrah in the AL.

          Trucks traded after throwing 2 no-nos in season, 66 years ago today      Cache   Translate Page      
The Detroit Tigers traded right-hander Virgil Trucks after he threw no-hitters in a season, 66 years ago today.
          Matthew Stafford’s fourth-quarter magic isn’t there at the moment      Cache   Translate Page      
If coffee is for closers, Matthew Stafford might have to choose a different source of caffeine this morning. The Lions quarterback, long known for his ability in the fourth quarters of games, hasn’t been nearly as good in those settings of late. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Stafford has been credited with [more]
          Lance Tidwell Joins Cumulus Detroit As Director Of FM Programming      Cache   Translate Page      
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Cumulus Media has announced the addition of Lance Tidwell to serve as Director of FM Programming. Tidwell, who fills the opening created by Robbie Bridges exit to relocate closer to his family, will oversee programming of Country “Nash-FM 93.1” WDRQ and Hot AC 96.3 WDVD. He joins Cumulus after spending six months as Operations Manager […]

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          CMU Presents Drama Master Class to Florida Students       Cache   Translate Page      

Don Wadsworth and Chantae Adams

Melody Herzfeld continues to reap the benefits as the recipient of the Excellence in Theatre Education Award (EITEA) at the 2018 Tony Awards.  

As part of her prize, Herzfeld, drama teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, hosted Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama Professor Don Wadsworth and CMU alumna Chante Adams, who presented a master class to Herzfeld’s students in mid-November.

It was the first time a master class was offered to an EITEA winner’s school.

About 50 students took part in the two-day master class, in which Wadsworth presented interactive instruction on such topics as dialect, Shakespeare and how to prepare for auditions.

Adams, a 2016 CMU graduate who starred in the Netflix original film “Roxanne Roxanne,” provided her perspective on the importance of arts education and answered students’ questions about her path from high school to CMU to professional actor. A native of Detroit, Adams was a student of the 2016 EITEA recipient, Marilyn McCormick.

“This was a wonderful experience, and I’m grateful to Carnegie Mellon and the Tony Awards for all that they’ve done for me, as the 2018 winner, and for my students,” Herzfeld said. “Having this class allows them to see that the things they learn here can take them on to the next step in their education and in their careers. I think it really helps to prepare the serious students for what comes next.”

Melody Herzfeld and Dan MartinThe master class came at a time when Herzfeld’s students were preparing for a drama competition in Florida. Many students shared their planned auditions with Wadsworth and Adams, who offered constructive criticism aimed at helping the students fine-tune their performances.

“They’re amazing,” Wadsworth said. “It’s terrific to see how much they care about their work. The arts have become an outlet for young people to express themselves, at a time in our world when they truly need that outlet.”

Adams, who will serve as a primary ambassador for this year’s EITEA, traveled from the West Coast to be part of the class experience.

“It was such an honor working with the students,” she said. “I absolutely loved being there!”

As a Carnegie Mellon ambassador, Adams will help to promote the EITEA submission process, encouraging people to recognize a theater arts teacher who has positively influenced their lives — whether they have gone on to pursue study or a career in the entertainment industry.

“I was a student at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, and Ms. McCormick was a huge influence on me. She introduced me to Carnegie Mellon, and she was the first person I told about getting the lead role in ‘Roxanne Roxanne,’” Adams said. “Through the EITEA, people can thank the teacher who helped them, and it’s a wonderful way to highlight their hard work.”

In addition to the award that will be presented at the Tony Awards in New York City in June 2019, the EITEA winner receives a cash grant for his/her theater program, tickets, travel and accommodations to the Tonys, the CMU master class and two scholarships for students of their choice to attend CMU’s School of Drama Summer Pre-college Program in 2020.

“It has been an amazing experience,” Herzfeld said. “I have shared this award and its benefits with so many people, especially my students. It means so much to me that a former student, Monica Andrews, submitted my name. To know that I played a role in shaping her future is so powerful, so meaningful. That’s what teaching is all about.”

Through the partnership with the Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon, the Excellence in Theatre Education Award was created to help recognize a K-12 theatre educator in the U.S. who embodies the highest standards of the profession and demonstrates a positive impact on the lives of students, advancement of the theatre profession and a commitment to excellence. The winner is announced at the annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York. The 2019 Tony Awards will be held Sunday, June 9 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.


          VIDEO: Hanba pre Detroit. Hráča Colorada napadli zo striedačky, Bertuzzi s trestom      Cache   Translate Page      
Útočník Detroitu Tyler Bertuzzi dostal od vedenia zámorskej NHL dvojzápasový dištanc.
          Identity and Access Management Technical Consultant - S3 Consulting - Detroit, ME      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals Josh Rosen finds Larry Fitzgerald to save the day, more rookies to get a shot and more      Cache   Translate Page      
Happy Wednesday one and all, we are halfway through the week, so let's get ready to finish it strong. The Cardinals look like they could be finishing this season strong, with a late kick, a win over the Green Bay Packers and now a chance to win two in a row against a bad Detroit Lions team. Let'
          Pasquale Becomes 21st Gladiator to Play in the NHL      Cache   Translate Page      
DETROIT, MI. - Former Gladiators goalie, Eddie Pasquale, became the 21st former Glad to go on to play in the NHL, making his NHL debut for the Tampa B... - ECHL Atlanta Gladiators
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Investors embraced Detroit’s first stand-alone bond sale since its historic bankruptcy, a sign many remain willing to lend to the city despite the lingering pain of losses from its restructuring.
          Four bedroom home for sale in Detroit, Texas || $249,900      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Royal Jordanian – $649: New York / Chicago / Detroit – Amman, Jordan. Roundtrip, including all Taxes      Cache   Translate Page      
A good sale for nonstop service to Amman, Jordan. A few of us on the team flew Royal Jordanian in January 2018 and February 2018 from New York to Amman to go checkout Petra and the Dead Sea, our experience was okay: Do online check-in 24 hours ahead of departure to secure the best seat […]

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DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a suspension part on Nissan Altimas can come loose from the frame due to corrosion.The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers about...
          GM is closing plants. Now its CEO has to explain why to Congress - CNN      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. GM is closing plants. Now its CEO has to explain why to Congress  CNN
  2. GM's Mary Barra prepares for DC gauntlet  The Detroit News
  3. GM lobbyists go into full crisis mode over layoffs | TheHill  The Hill
  4. Robert Reich: Trump Takes On General Motors—Guess Who'll Win? | Opinion  Newsweek
  5. Righting GM's ship will take more than plant closures | TheHill  The Hill
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          Quantic Dream Collection : une jolie compilation annoncée avec Detroit, Beyond et Heavy Rain      Cache   Translate Page      
C'est officiel : l'excellent studio Quantic Dream vient de sortir une compilation regroupant ses jeux phares Heavy Rain, Beyond et Detroit. Prix, où la trouver, jaquette : c'e...
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Along with Detroit and Atlanta, the Washington D.C. Film Critics also announced their picks for the best of 2018 on Monday!  (Keeping up with awards season can be exhausting work!)  They really, really liked Roma! You can check out their nominees here and the winners below! Best Film: Roma Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón (Roma) Best […]
          The Detroit Film Critics Return To Eighth Grade!      Cache   Translate Page      
The Detroit Film Critics announced their picks for the best in 2018 on Monday.  You can check out their nominees here and the winners below! Best Film Eighth Grade Best Director Adam McKay, Vice Best Actress Toni Collette, Hereditary Best Best Actor Ethan Hawke, First Reformed Best Supporting Actress Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk Best Supporting Actor Josh Hamilton, Eighth Grade EnsembleVice  Best Screenplay [TIE] Green […]
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Will Be Gone For A Couple Of Days… Trump Navigates The New World Order ICYMI: Detroit Just Declared War On Gun Rights With So-Called ‘Bullet Bill’ A Tiny Minority of Half a Million Jihadists George W. Bush to eulogize late father, Trump to meet privately with Bush family Trump Pays Tribute to George H.W. Bush […]
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How bad was it for Cam Newton? So bad that he couldn’t remember his interceptions. The Panthers quarterback had not one, not two, not three, but four interceptions in the 24-17 loss to the Buccaneers. It matched the career-high he had against Detroit in his rookie season of 2011. When a reporter asked Newton about [more]
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Andreas Athanasiou is up first and below is Gustav Nyquist, Nick Jensen and Jeff Blashill.   "It's in the past now and can't do much about it." Hear from Double A following today's practice as we head to Toronto. pic.twitter.com/RioH1EQjGj — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 5, 2018
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via the YouTube page of FoxSports Detroit,     Below, Jeff Blashill's press conference after the game last night.
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Two in the wind scared and empty handed. VIDEO: Armed Detroit gas station clerk scares off men trying to steal ATM By Dave Bartkowiak Jr. DETROIT – A Detroit gas station clerk scared off two men who were trying to steal the ATM from inside his station on Sunday night. The station is near Houston […]
          Bears v. Lions the Sequel: A Beary Good Thanksgiving      Cache   Translate Page      
BY MADDIE TOPLIFF Some National Football League teams’ fans are blessed with a Thanksgiving day game each and every year. Unfortunately, those fans follow either the Detroit Lions or the Dallas Cowboys. Fortunately for Chicago Bears fans, Detroit is in our division, which meant that we had a reason to keep the TV on during […]
          Volkswagen pode usar fábricas da Ford nos EUA para produzir carros      Cache   Translate Page      

Montadoras estão desenvolvendo parceria global. Volkswagen também considera construir 2ª fábrica nos EUA. O CEO da Volkswagen, Hebert Diess, fez declaração após reunião na Casa Branca, na terça-feira (4) Kevin Lamarque/Reuters O presidente-executivo da Volkswagen disse na terça-feira (4), após uma reunião na Casa Branca, que a montadora alemã está desenvolvendo a aliança com a Ford e poderia usar as fábricas da montadora americana para construir carros. Volkswagen e Ford podem formar nova aliança na América Latina O CEO da VW, Herbert Diess, disse que a empresa também está "considerando construir uma segunda fábrica de automóveis" nos Estados Unidos, acrescentando: "Estamos em negociações bastante avançadas e dialogamos com a Ford Corporation para construir uma aliança automotiva global, que também fortaleceria Indústria automotiva americana ”. O presidente executivo da Ford, Bill Ford Jr., disse a repórteres em um evento perto de Detroit na terça-feira que conversas com a Volkswagen sobre uma aliança estão "muito bem". Perguntado sobre os comentários de Diess de que a VW poderia usar parte da capacidade não utilizada da Ford para a produção de carros, Bill Ford disse que as empresas "ainda não conseguiram essa granularidade em nossas negociações". Ele disse que não queria falar muito sobre a aliança com a Volkswagen até que a montadora tivesse "muitas coisas definitivas para falar". Fim da autonomia das montadoras A proposta aliança entre a Volkswagen e a Ford sugere que os dias de independência das montadoras acabaram, já que as tarifas, novas tecnologias e regras de emissões mais rígidas fragmentam os mercados que antes eram globais. As empresas que antes buscavam veículos com apelo global para criar economias de escala agora buscam vantagens em segmentos específicos do mercado, como utilitários esportivos híbridos, picapes norte-americanas ou carros urbanos europeus. Possível compra de fábrica da GM Joseph Spak, analista da RBC Capital Markets, disse que os comentários de Diess aumentaram as chances de a Volkswagen de usar parte da capacidade não utilizada da Ford como parte de uma parceria mais ampla. Spak também disse que uma montadora europeia ou asiática poderia tentar adquirir parte da capacidade não utilizada da General Motors Co. A GM anunciou na semana passada que pretende desativar cinco plantas norte-americanas. "A Volkswagen pode ter um pouco de poder de negociação, já que algumas das instalações da GM poderiam ser compradas (embora isso possa afetar suas intenções mais amplas com a Ford)", escreveu Spak. A Volkswagen tem uma fábrica de montagem em Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sobre a necessidade de uma nova fábrica, Diess disse que a empresa está em "negociações bastante avançadas no Tennessee, mas também pode haver outras opções". Diess disse que a VW não assumirá uma participação acionária na Ford como parte de sua aliança. "Estamos construindo uma aliança com a Ford que fortalecerá a posição da Ford na Europa, porque compartilharemos plataformas", disse ele. "Podemos usar a capacidade da Ford aqui nos EUA para construir carros para nós."
          Tyler Bertuzzi suspended two games for sucker punch      Cache   Translate Page      

The NHL has cracked down on Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi following an incident in Sunday’s game against the Avalanche. Bertuzzi has been suspended two games for unsportsmanlike conduct and roughing on Colorado forward Matt Calvert. Detroit’s Tyler Bertuzzi has been suspended for two games for unsportsmanlike conduct/roughing on Colorado’s Matt Calvert. https://t.co/L2E2XHzDNW — NHL…

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          Rams fans relieved to see no injury concerns for Todd Gurley during Week 13 win – Ramblin’ Fan      Cache   Translate Page      
Ramblin’ FanTodd Gurley’s ankle looked just fine for the Los Angeles Rams during Sunday’s win over the Detroit Lions. A few weeks ago when the...
          Michigan McDonald’s Franchisee Fined $26K For Having Teens Work Too Long      Cache   Translate Page      
The government says a Michigan operator of 10 McDonald's restaurants has paid a $26,000 penalty for keeping teens on the job for too long.
          School Staffers Help Boy Bullied With His Hygiene      Cache   Translate Page      
When a 14-year-old Wisconsin boy who was being bullied about his hygiene kept failing to show up for class, staffers at his middle school decided it was time to step in.
          300-Pound Woman Admits Crushing Boyfriend To Death      Cache   Translate Page      
A Pennsylvania woman who weighs about 300 pounds has plead guilty to killing her boyfriend, partially by lying on top of him.
          Rich Gannon: Texans A Legitimate Super Bowl Contender      Cache   Translate Page      
NFL on CBS analyst breaks down the two biggest matchups of the weekend: HOU vs. IND and KC vs. BAL
          NFL Refs Back Official Accused Of Calling Player Vulgar Name      Cache   Translate Page      
The NFL Referees Association is questioning why the league isn't focusing more attention on Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes for threatening umpire Roy Ellison following Buffalo's game at Miami last weekend.
          Video: White High School Student Known For Wearing Nazi Garb Punched By Black Classmate      Cache   Translate Page      
A video of a black high school student punching a white student known for wearing Nazi garb has gone viral four months after the incident.
          Police: Woman Accused Of Pouring Hot Grease On Victim During Argument      Cache   Translate Page      
A 61-year-old Ohio woman was arrested after allegedly pouring hot grease on another woman during an argument.
          Woman Suing Hilton For $100M, Claiming She Was Secretly Filmed And Blackmailed      Cache   Translate Page      
A woman has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Hilton Worldwide, claiming a hotel employee secretly recorded her while she was naked in the shower and tried to blackmail her.
          Trubisky, Nagy Sound Confident He’ll Play Against Rams; ‘I’m Feeling Good’      Cache   Translate Page      
Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Chicago Bears looks to throw in the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on November 11, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky said he believes he'll be able to start Sunday night's game against the Rams, and just needs to prove to head coach Matt Nagy that he's ready to go again, after missing two games with an injury to his throwing shoulder.
          NHL roundup: Lightning top Wings in shootout      Cache   Translate Page      
Nikita Kucherov scored the game-winner during a shootout, and the streaking Tampa Bay Lightning overcame Frans Nielsen's hat trick to edge the host Detroit Red Wings 6-5 on Tuesday.

          Delta Partners Aeromexico To Offer Detroit-Mexico Route      Cache   Translate Page      
The new Detroit-San Luis Potosi route is slated to launch on May 1, 2019.
          Toyota US chief says car sales are close to bottoming out      Cache   Translate Page      

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota’s top U.S. executive says car sales nationwide have bottomed out and his company will keep making them despite a dramatic shift to trucks and SUVs. U.S. CEO Jim Lentz told the Detroit Economic Club Wednesday that car sales fell below 30 percent of sales last month, and he thinks that’s close […]
          New Music: Paper Lovee Feat. Sada Baby “25 Rounds”      Cache   Translate Page      
Following the release of his debut EP, Waiting to Exhale, Atlanta crooner Paper Lovee quickly follows up with a new single titled “25 Rounds” featuring Detroit newcomer Sada Baby, with production handled by Helluva. Since his release of the EP, which features the likes of Lil Baby, Yung Bans and YNW Melly, and his signing […]
          When Federalism and a Law Against Female Genital Mutilation Collide      Cache   Translate Page      
On 12.04.18 02:52 PM posted by John-Michael Seibler A federal district court recently invoked constitutional principles of federalism (https://fedsoc.org/commentary/publications/federalism-in-law-enforcement) to invalidate a federal criminal statute in a case that involves a grisly crime—female genital mutilation. Congress can amend this statute, whether or not the government appeals the case—and perhaps it should, but not without clarifying the reach of the statute. That’s because, if Congress can prohibit even local, non-economic crime, then our federal government is many things, but it isn’t “limited.” Just before Thanksgiving, Senior Judge Bernard Friedman, a federal judge in Michigan, held in United States v. Nagarwala (https://content-static.detroitnews.com/pdf/2018/US-v-Nagarwala-dismissal-order-11-20-18.pdf) that the U.S. Constitution does not authorize Congress to enact the federal statute (18 U.S.C. § 116 (https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/116)) that...
          Cas Bar owner 'Mama Jo' ran a million-dollar crime ring, police say      Cache   Translate Page      

When Metro Times last spoke with Beverly "Mama Jo" Sassin, the longtime owner of Detroit's Cas Bar, we were charmed by the tough-as-nails matriarch, writing that the scene at her bar was "like family — at least a family that might lovingly rib you."

However, officials say that Sassin, 70, ran more than just a tiny dive bar. On Monday, Dearborn Police announced that they believe Sassin was the leader of a long-running organized crime ring.…
          Oklahoma City Thunder vs Brooklyn Nets 12/5/2018 Picks Predictions Previews      Cache   Translate Page      

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Brooklyn Nets 12/5/2018 Picks Predictions Previews More NBA Picks Predictions Previews The Oklahoma City Thunders will rumble into the “Borough of Churches” to battle the Nets at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. In Detroit, the Pistons heard the Thunders clap but it was too late for them to evade being the the third victim of Oklahoma’s 3-match winning streak at a score of 110-83 yesterday. OKC Center Steven Adams led the Thunders with 21 points and 6 boards with SF Paul George delivering 17 along with 10 rebounds off the glass. Oklahoma City is 45.1%...

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          LA Rams vs. Chicago Bears 12/9/2018 Picks Predictions Previews      Cache   Translate Page      

LA Rams vs. Chicago Bears 12/9/2018 Picks Predictions Previews More NFL Picks Predictions Previews LA Rams vs. Chicago Bears Game Notes—LA Improved to 11-1 following the 30-16 road victory to Detroit Lions as a -10.5 betting odds favorite. It is a three game win streak. Rams gained 344 offensive yards with 149 rushing. Jared Goff hit on 17 of 33 for 207 yards with a touchdown and interception. Todd Gurley ran for 132 yards with two touchdowns. Each team had two turnovers and LA was 3 of 4 inside the red zone. On defense LA allowed 310 yards to the...

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Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals 12/9/2018 Picks Predictions Previews More NFL Picks Predictions Previews Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals Game Notes—They met last season with Detroit posting the 35-23 home victory as a +2.5 betting odds underdog. Down 10-0 after on quarter the Lions outscored the Cardinals 35-13 the rest of the way. They gained 367 yards of offense with 292 passing with four touchdowns and a pick. Arizona finished with 308 yards offensively. They threw for 268 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions. Team finished with a -3 turnover margin. Detroit fell to 4-8 following the 30-16 home...

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          Georgia Tech's Johnson, Gophers' Fleck see bowl game as a reward      Cache   Translate Page      
The Quick Lane Bowl coaches participated in a news conference in Detroit, and they stressed enjoying the experience along with winning.
          Michigan roundup: Coleman among four players signed by Tigers to minor-league deal      Cache   Translate Page      
The Detroit Tigers will give right-handed pitcher Louis Coleman another look along with three others in spring training. The Tigers announced the team has agreed to minor-league contracts with Coleman, catchers Bobby Wilson and Kade Scivicque along with infielder Kody Eaves. All four received invitations to the team’s Spring Training camp. Cut by Arizona and […]
          Michigan roundup: Tigers agree to one-year deal with left-hander Moore      Cache   Translate Page      
The Detroit Tigers are taking a chance that left-handed starter Matt Moore can regain his all-star form. The Tigers officially announced the signing of the 29-year-old Moore on Tuesday to a one-year Major League Baseball contract for a reported $2.5 million plus incentives that could total another $1 millions. The two sides had agreed to […]
          Woman, 70, paid heroin addicts to steal in million-dollar retail theft ring: cops      Cache   Translate Page      
Crime has no age limit. Beverly Jo Sassin, 70, of New Boston, Michigan, was the mastermind behind a million-dollar retail theft ring that paid heroin addicts to steal, police said Monday. Sassin ran the scheme out of her Detroit dive bar, the Cas Bar, Dearborn Police Chief Ron Haddad told Fox 2. Police charged Sassin...
          Toyota US chief says car sales are close to bottoming out      Cache   Translate Page      

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota’s top U.S. executive says car sales nationwide have bottomed out and his company will keep making them despite a dramatic shift to trucks and SUVs. U.S. CEO Jim Lentz told the Detroit Economic Club Wednesday that car sales fell below 30 percent of sales last month, and he thinks that’s close […]
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A veteran-laden club, Detroit has not lost a game by more than a goal since the start of November.
          St. Louis ranked the least safe city in the country. Voter fraud and recount demanded by Detroit, Chicago and Baltimore [Fail]      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Detroit Tigers Wedding Garter Handmade Toss Satin w-ONO by GartersByKristi      Cache   Translate Page      

21.00 USD

Here is a sports garter that is flirty and fun! I've created the toss garter in satin, with a classic bow, and logo charm.

My garters stretch comfortably to 22", but just let me know if you would like a plus size, which I can make for you at no additional cost.

I also sell the garter in a set with both a keepsake and toss garter in a separate listing, if you are looking for both.

I am not affiliated with or sponsored by the Detroit Tigers in any manner. This fabric item is handcrafted by me, and is not a licensed Detroit Tigers product, although I do use licensed, manufactured, Detroit Tigers embellishments.

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          Detroit Tigers Wedding Garter Set with charms Handmade Keepsake and Toss Satin NO by GartersByKristi      Cache   Translate Page      

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GO Tigers !!!!

Here is a sports garter set that is flirty and fun! I've created both the keepsake and toss garters in satin, with a classic bow, and logo charm.

Inside the keepsake garter is a little blue bow to honor the "something blue" tradition.

My garters stretch comfortably to 22", but just let me know if you would like a plus size, which I can make for you at no additional cost.

I also sell the garters separately in another listing if you are interested in just the keepsake, or toss garter.

I am not affiliated with or sponsored by the Detroit Tigers in any manner. This fabric item is handcrafted by me, and is not a licensed Detroit Tigers product, although I do use licensed, manufactured, Detroit Tigers embellishments.

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          Felix & Paul Studios Selected by Sundance Film Festival to Premiere Two Groundbreaking VR Experiences with Oculus for the New Frontier Exhibition      Cache   Translate Page      

MONTREAL and SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Felix & Paul Studios, the EMMY® award-winning creator of immersive entertainment experiences, has been selected to premiere 2 new virtual reality experiences—Marshall from Detroit and Traveling While Black—at the 2019...


          Dick’s Sporting Goods ban on some guns dented sales. But weaker gun market also took toll      Cache   Translate Page      

The Detroit Free Press and USA Today reports that ” While a decision to stop selling assault-style weapons in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting dented its overall sales, Dick’s Sporting Goods says that the dip reflects a broader weakness in the world of firearms The nation’s largest seller of sporting goods reported […]

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          The Fall of Rome and Modern Parallels      Cache   Translate Page      
The Fall of Rome and Modern Parallels
cali.beyer December 4, 2018 - 3:24pm

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The greatest civilization of ancient times expired more than 1,500 years ago but the lessons to be learned from its experience are eternal. In this lecture, Mr. Reed will focus on the Roman Republic—the key features, personalities and events that defined its rise as well as those that caused its decay in the First Century B.C. into an imperial autocracy. Many of the trends of our day echo those of the ancient Republic, which make its lessons all the more relevant, even pressing, for us now.

Registration coming soon.

This lecture will be livestreamed @ 12 noon on August 8 for those who cannot

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Lawrence Reed
Foundation for Economic Education

President

Lawrence W. Reed became president of the Foundation for Economic Education in 2008. Prior to that, he was founder and president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan. He also taught economics and chaired the department of economics at Northwood University in Michigan from 1977 to 1984. He holds a B.A. in economics from Grove City College and an M.A. in history from Slippery Rock State University.

He holds a B.A. in economics from Grove City College (1975) and an M.A. degree in history from Slippery Rock State University (1978), both in Pennsylvania. He holds two honorary doctorates, one from Central Michigan University (public administration, 1993) and Northwood University (laws, 2008).

A champion for liberty, Reed has authored over 1,000 newspaper columns and articles and dozens of articles in magazines and journals in the United States and abroad. His writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Baltimore Sun, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, among many others. He has authored or coauthored eight books, the most recent being Real Heroes: Inspiring True Stories of Courage, Character and Conviction. He is frequently interviewed on radio talk shows and has appeared as a guest on numerous television programs, including those anchored by Judge Andrew Napolitano and John Stossel on FOX Business News.

Reed has delivered at least 75 speeches annually in the past 30 years in virtually every state and in dozens of countries from Bulgaria to China to Bolivia. His best-known lectures include “Seven Principles of Sound Policy” and “Great Myths of the Great Depression,” both of which have been translated into more than a dozen languages and distributed worldwide.

His interests in political and economic affairs have taken him as a freelance journalist to 81 countries on six continents. He is a member of the prestigious Mont Pelerin Society and an advisor to numerous organizations around the world. He served for 15 years as a member of the board (and for one term as president) of the State Policy Network. His numerous recognitions include the Champion of Freedom award from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and the Distinguished Alumni award from Grove City College.

He is a native of Pennsylvania and a 30-year resident of Michigan, and now resides in Newnan, Georgia.

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Pete Bigelow is a senior reporter at Automotive News in Detroit, where he writes about self-driving technology and mobility. One of the things I love about covering the intersection of technology and transportation is that it touches so many different areas. One day I’m writing about cyber security and the next about transportation policy, Smart […]

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          Magic Leap, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Eminem and Traveling While Black: Sundance Announces 2019 New Frontier Slate      Cache   Translate Page      
The Sundance Film Festival’s always-revelatory New Frontier section announced its 2019 lineup today. Dedicated to work sitting at the “dynamic crossroads of film, art and technology,” New Frontier typically explores various forms of new media, including VR, AR, mixed reality and work implementing artificial intelligence. Amongst the highlights are the first time, I believe, that the Magic Leap technology has appeared in a Sundance selection, here in a work co-created by the Royal Shakespeare Company; Eminem taking you on a nighttime Detroit ride in VR; the VR component of Roger Ross Williams’s multi-format Traveling While Black project; painter turned VR […]
          Oakland Raiders 2018/19 Week 12      Cache   Translate Page      

An dieser Stelle berichte ich über die Spiele meines favorisierten Football-Team, den OAKLAND RAIDERS  sowie alle restlichen Ergebnisse der NFL...



Baltimore Ravens - Oakland Raiders 34:17

Mit dem ersten Drive bei den Baltimore Ravens bewiesen die Oakland Raiders, dass sie gewillt waren, auch schwere Auswärtsspiele zu gewinnen. In über sechs Minuten überquerte Quarterback Derek Carr mit seiner Offense das Feld und Running Back Doug Martin flog über den letzten Yard in die Endzone. Das Heimteam konnte umgehend mit einem Field Goal von Jason Tucker aus 47 Yard kontern und holten im zweiten Quarter nach einem Punt Return Touchdown über 70 Yard von Cyrus Jones die Führung. Diese wurde mit einem Field Goal aus 28 Yard zum 13: 7 ausgebaut. Ihre sich steigernden Spielanteile konnten die Ravens aber nicht wie gewünscht umsetzen, da Safety Reggie Nelson den Ball von Quarterback Lamar Jackson abfing und die Raiders ebenfalls ein Field Goal durch Kicker Daniel Carlson aus 42 Yard erzielten. Baltimore hatte trotzdem nochmals die Möglichkeit auf Punkte, allerdings warf Jackson seine zweite Interception in der Endzone und die Raiders blieben mit dem Pausenstand von 10:13 dran. Viel konzentrierter agierten die Ravens dann im dritten Quarter. Mit dem Ballbesitz marschierte der Angriff über das Feld und Jackson selber lief die letzten fünf Yard in die Endzone. Die Raiders antworteten jedoch direkt mit einem Touchdown, welchen Tight End Jared Cook spektakulär über 16 Yard von Carr fing. Wie zuvor ging Baltimore erneut zeitfressend und effektiv über das Feld. Der Drive endete im vierten Quarter mit einem Pass von Jackson über acht Yard zu dem ehemaligen Raiders Wide Receiver Michael Crabtree, der ungedeckt in die Endzone kam. Oakland gab sich Mühe, den Spielstand von 17:27 nochmals zu verkürzen. Leider kam es sehr unglücklich für die Gäste, als Carr von Linebacker Matthew Judon gesackt wurde, dabei den Ball verlor, den Linebacker Terrell Suggs ungehindert über 43 Yard zum Touchdown trug. Mit 34:17 mussten sich die Raiders den Ravens geschlagen geben... 


Die Defense konnte trotz zwei abgefangenen Bällen die Ravens nicht stoppen...
(photo: ©raiders.com)

Die weiteren Ergebnisse der NFL:
Detroit Lions - Chicago Bears 16:23
Dallas Cowboys - Washington Redskins 23:31
New Orleans Saints - Atlanta Falcons 31:17
Buffalo Bills - Jacksonville Jaguars 24:21
Carolina Panthers - Seattle Seahawks 27:30
Cincinnati Bengals - Cleveland Browns 20:35
New York Jets - New England Patriots 13:27
Philadelphia Eagles - New York Giants 25:22
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - San Francisco 49ers 27: 9
Los Angeles Chargers - Arizona Cardinals 45:10
Indianapolis Colts - Miami Dolphins 27:24
Denver Broncos - Pittsburgh Steelers 24:17
Minnesota Vikings - Green Bay Packers 24:17
Houston Texans - Tennessee Titans 34:17
spielfrei:
Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Rams

AFC EAST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. New England Patriots  8   3   0
2. Miami Dolphins        5   6   0
3. Buffalo Bills         4   7   0
4. New York Jets         3   8   0  

AFC NORTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Pittsburgh Steelers   7   3   1
2. Baltimore Ravens      6   5   0
3. Cincinnati Bengals    5   6   0
4. Cleveland Browns      4   6   1

AFC SOUTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Houston Texans        8   3   0
2. Indianapolis Colts    6   5   0
3. Tennessee Titans      5   6   0
4. Jacksonville Jaguars  3   8   0

AFC WEST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Kansas City Chiefs    9   2   0
2. Los Angeles Chargers  8   3   0
3. Denver Broncos        5   6   0
4. Oakland Raiders       2   9   0


NFC EAST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Washington Redskins   6   5   0
2. Dallas Cowboys        6   5   0
3. Philadelphia Eagles   5   6   0
4. New York Giants       3   8   0
  
NFC NORTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Chicago Bears         8   3   0
2. Minnesota Vikings     6   4   1
3. Green Bay Packers     4   6   1
4. Detroit Lions         4   7   0

NFC SOUTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. New Orleans Saints   10   1   0
2. Carolina Panthers     6   5   0
3. Atlanta Falcons       4   7   0
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers  4   7   0

NFC WEST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Los Angeles Rams     10   1   0
2. Seattle Seahawks      6   5   0
3. Arizona Cardinals     2   9   0
4. San Francisco 49ers   2   9   0

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          Michigan GOP Lameduck Session: Keep The Tired And Poor Tired And Poor!      Cache   Translate Page      


In September, the Michigan state legislature passed two initiatives meant to help the working class. One would raise the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2022 (2024 for tipped workers, who were making $3.54 an hour at the time the initiative passed), and one that guaranteed workers one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked. By no means were these initiatives ideal, but hey -- they were something!

And now they're not.

Last week, in a lame duck session, Republicans in the legislature rushed through an amended version of the bills that wouldn't raise the minimum wage to $12 until 2030 (and the wage for tipped servers to only $5.73), and give workers one hour of sick leave for every 40 hours. The bills will soon go to Gov. Snyder, who is expected to sign them.

Now, you may be wondering why, exactly, the legislature went through the trouble of passing the initiatives to begin with if they were just going to rip it to shreds. Was it for shady-ass reasons? Did they purposely ratfuck this bill? Yes! And yes!


You see, the organizers behind One Fair Wage, the group that created the initial bills, got enough signatures to get them onto the ballot in November. But Republicans didn't want that. That would have ended poorly for them and the business owners who opposed such measures actually becoming law. Instead, they passed the One Fair Wage bills to keep them off the ballot with the intent of ratfucking it during the lame duck session before all the Republicans who got voted out left. And that's exactly what they did.

Yesterday, hundreds of outraged voters went to the capitol to protest this bullshit.

Passing a good bill before an election to appeal to voters and then rescinding it after said election is skeevy enough, but to do something like that explicitly for the purpose of not letting people vote on it because you're afraid they won't vote the way you want them to? That verges on totalitarianism.

Some lawmakers are trying their best to make this not seem as gross as it actually is:

The GOP-sponsored bills were done to ensure that "it maintains the spirit and intent of the initiative," said Sen. Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, who sponsored the changes to paid sick leave. "In other states where this has passed, it has led to increased incentives to not hire people and a cacophony of lawsuits between employees and employers."

Yeah, except that in 12 years $12 is not going to be a decent minimum wage. It's not even a living wage now.

For the 45,000th time, businesses are not just going around hiring more people than they need regardless of how low the minimum wage is. Almost every single service industry job I've ever had was "currently understaffed" for almost the entire time I worked there. There was a lot of "Ooooh, you can't take any days off, ever, because we all need to pull together and rally through this trying time! Also we're gonna need you to take on managerial duties without actually getting paid a manager's salary or getting promoted or taking you off hourly, because that would mean we'd have to pay for your health insurance!" shit happening, and that's when the minimum wage laws were low. They kept the hours erratic as well to make it harder for people to leave -- if you can't schedule an interview, if you can't afford to take a few hours off, you can't get another job. This was all done on purpose. It wasn't because the businesses were suffering, it was because they were greedy and they knew they could get away with it.

The fact is, too many people have worked these sorts of jobs to not know what's up. They've already seen their bosses get rich while they struggled, while they were told they'd have to work harder and do more to make up for said bosses not wanting to hire more people. They know they deserved more. They know the bosses were not hiring more people than they needed, regardless of how low the minimum wages were. They are not stupid. You cannot spit in their faces and tell them it is raining.

If someone were to say "I want to own my own store, but it just costs too much to buy products to stock it!" or "I want to own a restaurant, but I can't afford the whole food-buying part of it!" they would likely be told, "Well, then I guess you can't afford to have your own business." But, if the issue is not being able to afford employees at a fair and reasonable cost, the answer is to make sure those employees are as cheap and desperate as possible. This then works out for the politicians who can count on some of the money that could have gone to employees lining their pockets instead, so long as they promise to keep those employees cheap and desperate.

The fact that they were too scared to put the initiatives on the ballot is, oddly enough, something of a good sign. It means they know good and well that these initiatives are popular, that people are wising up, that they want fair pay for a fair day's work, and that this isn't going away.

[Detroit Free Press]

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          WINTERTIDE Cheers Gordon Square This Saturday      Cache   Translate Page      

WINTERTIDE at Gordon Square, now in its third year, features an expanded main stage, complete with a beer garden, fire pits and s'mores, pop-up musical acts in retail shops and restaurants, wandering performances, a kids' zone including photos with Santa, a free trolley back and forth to Cleveland Bazaar Holiday! at 78th Street Studios, and so much more!


WINTERTIDE surprises neighborhood residents and visitors with artistic performances at every turn. Attendees can experience theatre performances, art installations, and musicians at various stages and storefronts throughout Gordon Square Arts District, all while enjoying holiday shopping at unique local retailers.

PROGRAMMING FOR THE DAY INCLUDES:

12:00PM - Screening of A Christmas Story at the Capitol Theatre ($1 admission).

2:00PM - 5:00PM - Pop-up music in restaurants and retail storefronts, theatre performances, kids' activities, including pictures with Santa at Near West Theatre, and more.

2:00PM - 6:00PM - Music at the expanded main stage, beer garden, hot chocolate, s'mores and fire pits on W 65th St. in front of the Capitol Theatre. Ride Lolly the Trolley FREE to and from the Cleveland Bazaar Holiday! at 78th Street Studios.

"We're excited to see WINTERTIDE continue to grow," notes Jenny Spencer, Managing Director of DSCDO. "Whether shopping at our neighborhood businesses or enjoying free performances, visitors to WINTERTIDE will experience the best of what Gordon Square has to offer."

THEATRE AFTER DARK
Stay in the district after hours to enjoy ticketed performances at Cleveland Public Theatre [Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant: A Snowball's Chance @ 7:00PM], Near West Theatre [Carnival! @ 7:30PM], Talespinner Children's Theatre [A Song in the Flame (A Tale of Israel) @ 2:00PM and 7:00PM], and Blank Canvas Theatre [Avenue Q @ 8:00PM]. The Capitol Theatre will offer films at traditional show times. **Pre-purchasing tickets is strongly encouraged.**

WINTERTIDE at Gordon Square is produced by Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, with Cleveland Public Theatre as the artistic curator and programmer. The event is funded by generous support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, The Charles M. and Helen M. Brown Memorial Foundation, Councilman Matt Zone, Gordon Square Arts District, Inc., The Capitol Theatre, Spindrift Management Group, and the Gordon Square Arts District-Cleveland Improvement Corporation.


Stay up to date by following the official Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2052340541497754/?active_tab=about
The day-of event map and program will be released soon.

Enjoy #WINTERTIDE at Gordon Square... and then come back and visit us! Follow @detroitshoreway and @CPTCLE on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization
Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization was founded in 1973 and serves a neighborhood of nearly 14,000 people on Cleveland's near west side. DSCDO's vision is to act as a catalyst for community building resulting in a diverse, sustainable and desirable neighborhood in which to live, work, play and shop. Its mission and vision drive the organization daily in the projects and programs it develops and operates. DSCDO seeks to make this neighborhood the premier lakefront community in Northeast Ohio while also assisting low- to moderate-income individuals and families, creating a socially and economically diverse neighborhood. www.dscdo.org

About Cleveland Public Theatre

Located in the heart of the Gordon Square Arts District, Cleveland Public Theatre's mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. CPT develops new, adventurous work; and nurtures Northeastern Ohio artists - particularly those whose work is inventive, intelligent, and socially conscious. CPT's acclaimed education programs engage youth and adults in creating new works that speak to contemporary issues, and empower participants to work for positive change in the community. www.cptonline.org

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          Vectors of Threat for Academic Freedom      Cache   Translate Page      
The prospect that Temple Professor Marc Lamont Hill might be dismissed from his tenured university position -- the Chair of the Temple University's Board of Trustees said he would "look at what remedies we have", but suggested that many on the board and the administration would like to fire Hill -- has sparked a renewed round of the ever-popular "who's the real threat to academic freedom" game. For all the belly-aching conservatives have issued over liberal universities which can't tolerate opposing viewpoints, there sure are a lot of cases where conservatives have successfully censored progressive academics!

I doubt that Hill will end up being fired, and it's been good to say many conservative academics make clear that any such university sanction would be an egregious violation of academic freedom (see, e.g., Robert George, Jonathan Marks, and Keith Whittington -- FIRE, which sometimes is viewed as conservative though I don't think that reputation is deserved, also has come out swinging backing Hill's academic freedom rights).

But this case did help crystallize in my mind the different vectors of threats to academic freedom, which may help explain how both the left and the right think it's self-evident that the "other side" is the real danger (beyond the usual self-serving reasons I mean). To generalize:
When threats to academic freedom bubble "up" from below -- come from students or faculty -- they tend to come from the left;
When threats to academic freedom percolate "down" from above -- come from politicians or the Board of Trustees -- they tend to come from the right.
Front-line administrators (like Deans), who can encounter pressure from both sources, are "swing votes".

No doubt there are exceptions. And I hasten to add that this typology only holds on a political axis -- along other axes of campus identity (e.g., racial, sexual, or religious lines), there are different stories to be told about who and what prevents certain groups from engaging as equals in campus discourse.

But on the purely political side of things, and based on my admittedly non-scientific recollection of cases, this distinction seems to hold up pretty well. Start with the threats progressives face: It is the Temple Board of Trustees threatening Hill's job. Steven Salaita was "unhired" by the Univeristy of Illinois' Board, validating a decision by the Chancellor. It was UNC's board which voted to shut down centers and clinics which clashed with conservative political priorities, for nakedly political reasons.

If you move over to cases of conservative academics being targeted, examples like Bret Weinstein at Evergreen State or Charles Murray at Middlebury are primarily cases of student behavior. Academic BDS campaigns almost exclusively emanate from students or faculty, while facing strong administrative resistance (see Pitzer or Michigan). And the more general claims that conservative views are "unwelcome" or that college is an "unsafe space" to be a conservative are typically directed at the conduct and outlook of students and faculty.

No doubt this divergence is in large part attributable to the relative political make-up of college faculties and students versus governing boards or political overseers (in retrospect, it also explained the instincts behind my "Do Jews Need a Protest Politic" post, which posited that campus groups who protect their rights via administrative action rather than student protests will automatically code as conservative). But the differences between these threat-vectors has significant practical ramifications, that go far in explaining why both conservatives and liberals think they're the primary victims of academic freedom violations.

On the one hand, it perhaps shouldn't surprise -- though many people were surprised -- that there have been more "political" firings of left-wing professors on campus than right-wing professors, and the gap has gotten bigger over the past few years. And if you think of who has the capacity to issue blunt, sweeping, heavy-handed assaults on academic freedom -- terminating employment, shuttering a program, passing a law -- then that figure makes sense. For the most part, students and faculty can't do that (or at least, not with much greater expenditures effort).

So the liberals can justly point out to the conservatives that, if they're the political orientation threatened by the elements within academia that have the de jure authority to end a career or eliminate a program with the stroke of a pen, then they are the group more threatened by academic freedom violations -- period.

But there's another way of viewing the problem. It's true that boards and politicians have greater blunt dominative authority which, when exercised, poses a greater threat to academic freedom than any power faculty or students hold. But it's also true that board and politicians "touch" the day-to-day operations of academia far more infrequently than faculty and students do. What the latter lack in bluntness, they make up for in terms of omnipresence -- the conservative complaint regarding the state of academic freedom tends to rely less on direct cases of censorship by administrators and more about an atmosphere or mood where certain views are shunned or difficult to air (see this profile of conservative women at UNC, or this account from NYU). It is not a single act of censorial pronouncement that silences conservatives on campus, but the constant prick and needle of dismissiveness, eye rolls, "jokes", and shunning that together creates a landscape where conservative views are effectively unable to be aired.

So the conservatives could reply by saying that a few stray bolts of administrative lightning might be flashy, but they hardly overwhelm the suffocating blanket of ubiquitous liberalism which they see as draped over their academic communities. It is nuts, they would argue, to suggest that in general academic squelches liberal ideas and facilitates conservative ones.

One reason that I suspect progressives would find this argument frustrating is that it adopts a view of power that conservatives tend not to find attractive in other contexts. When speaking of racism, for example, conservatives are not generally sympathetic to any understanding of the term other than deliberate de jure action by an official authority. The complaints about eye rolls and dismissals are -- dare I say it -- best characterized as "microaggressions", and we all know how conservatives feel about those.

This framework also has some difficulty distinguishing between bad de facto "censorship" and simple widespread negative reactions to ideas. After all, thinking "this idea is wrong" -- or even "this idea is racist" -- is not censorship, it's judgment. That one's speeches are met with protests, one's classroom contributions are met with snickers, and that nobody wants to date you after that column you wrote calling abortion murder -- none of these would be viewed as a form of oppression by conservatives but for the fact that conservatives are experiencing them.

Hence, the conservative appeal to this framework in the academic context reasonably comes off as opportunistic. It also opens the door to a more expansive liberal retort, identifying a still-further basic threat to, if not "academic freedom", then at least the diverse and pluralistic exchange of ideas. If academia is built for a particular type of student -- one who is, on average, wealthier and Whiter than America writ large, then it follows that certain types of views and arguments will most likely be systematically underrepresented and underconsidered. If, for example, campuses are poorly equipped to engage with and include undocumented immigrant students, that likely has an impact on the way campus debates about immigration will proceed. This argument relies on a similar (albeit not identical) understanding of power as does the conservative case; if they admit one, they really should have to admit the other.

Be that as it may, I do think that a focus on the vectors of threats to academic freedom -- the different ways in which those threats manifest when they stem from politicians and boards (right targeting left) versus when they stem from faculty and students (left targeting right) -- can help explain the sense of talking past each other that is so prevalent in these conversations. 

Brazen acts of censorship, firings, or political interference are more likely to stem from the right. Day-to-day discomfort, including microaggressions, and an overall atmosphere of having to "walk on eggshells" are more likely to be the product of the left -- though any consistent theory of academic freedom then has to also admit that these same dynamics might also "censor" or "chill" other campus outgroups (such as racial, religious, or sexual minorities). The former is more nakedly wrong and more individually dangerous, but also rarer. The latter is more omnipresent, but also primarily an issue in aggregate and in any event more complicated at the case level.

And then even below those, there's a whole additional layer of ideas and perspectives which are not aired on campus because their proponents never make it to campus, because campus isn't built for them. Different vectors, all threatening the pluralistic exchange of ideas in different ways.

          The Party of Trumpism Without Trump       Cache   Translate Page      

In what is probably a coincidence, the New York Times and the Washington Post each ran articles Monday on how the Republican Party is now more firmly than ever the Party of Trump. However, the articles differ from each other in that the Times focuses on the House while the Post focuses on the Senate.

Both chambers will be transformed in the next Congress, and while there is some overlap in the causality, there are also important differences that will become more noticeable over time.  One common factor is that many of Trump’s harshest critics chose to retire. In the Senate, this includes Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona and Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee.  In the House, we can look at Reps. Charlie Dent and Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida.

In the House, retirements played a much bigger role. One reason there were so many Republican retirements in the House is that, unlike the Democrats, they have term-limits for their chairmen, and that largely explains why so many (eight) of their committee chairs chose not to seek reelection. But there were two other factors that drove chairmen to retire. One was that savvy political observers could anticipate that there was a good likelihood that the Democrats would take over the chamber, and certainly a better chance of that outcome than in the Senate. Therefore, all House GOP chairmen faced a good prospect of losing most of their power irrespective of whether they were term-limited. Another factor was that some of those chairmen, like Darrell Issa of California and Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey, were personally endangered.

Among the rank-and-file, there were probably a lot of members who opted to retire rather than risk the indignity of electoral defeat, but there were more who ran and were defeated. Unlike in the Senate, those losses in mostly moderate and diverse districts were not offset by wins in more conservative areas.   This left a much smaller GOP caucus in the House, but also a caucus that mostly represents constituencies that support President Trump.

Turning to walk into the House chamber to cast one of her final votes this week, [Rep. Ros-Lehtinen] noted that many of her remaining colleagues hail from overwhelmingly conservative districts.

“Where they stand is how they see the world,” Ms. Ros-Lehtinen said. “And the world is not their congressional district. But that’s who’s left. So they’re all dug in. I don’t expect many changes.”

It stands to reason that politicians will be less inclined to challenge the president if their constituents support him, but Republican lawmakers have the additional problem that the Republican base is sticking with Trump even when their districts are not. This creates fear of a primary challenge of the type that took out Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, but it also creates a disconnect. In one of the biggest upsets of the midterms, the Democrats picked up Sanford’s seat. That was just one of the more extreme examples, but dozens of Republican candidates lost at least in part because they did not convince their constituents that they would serve as a check on the president. The Republicans who remain in the House represent districts that don’t want Trump checked.

We can’t really the same thing about the Senate, at least not to the same degree. This is primarily because only a third of the Senate faced the electorate in the midterms, so the sorting there was minimal. It’s also because there are proportionately more safe Republican seats in the House than in the Senate, where constituencies are state-wide. Recent election results in the Senate have sent a mixed message. On the one hand, Democratic senators like Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota were unable to overcome the pro-Trump tilt of their states. On the other hand, that didn’t prevent politicians like Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana for winning another term, and the Democrats’ win in a Alabama special election and near-wins in Texas and in a Mississippi run-off showed that it would be foolish to assume that any place is truly safe statewide for a Republican in the Trump era.

At the Post article points out, this has not necessarily been internalized by Senate Republicans.

“This is the president’s party now. It really is. I don’t think you can read it any other way,” said Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who is retiring and has frequently voiced concerns about Trump…

…The electoral contours of 2020 are expected to prompt Republican senators to keep relations warm with the president. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his top deputy, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), are up for reelection in states the president is an early favorite to win.

Whichever chamber of Congress you choose to focus on, there’s powerful evidence that can be marshaled to argue that Trump has more support after the GOP’s large midterm electoral losses. There may be some Coriolis effect or centrifugal force at play here that helps explain why the Republicans appear to be circling the drain rather than running for cover. But all of this is going to get put to the challenge in the next Congress as the country attempts to deal with the Special Counsel’s conclusions in the Russia probe.

Even prior to Mueller making his big mark and the Democrats taking the helm of the House, there are forces working against Trump. The Republicans know that the midterms revealed weaknesses that will not self-correct and that will grow over time. In California, they have all but been wiped out, including in their former stronghold of Orange County. They are now losing suburban districts not only in Detroit and Chicago but also in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Oklahoma City and Salt Lake City. Sticking with Trump after Mueller drops his bombs is not going to improve that situation.

In any impeachment process, the House Republicans will be largely irrelevant, although they can do real damage to themselves and to their Senate colleagues if they refuse to take the charges seriously and dig in. If there is a trial in the Senate, the Republicans there will be in a real quandary that will be made much more complicated if they get no cover from their House colleagues.

There will be 53 Republican senators in the next Congress, but I suspect that no more than one or two them (if that) genuinely wants to defend Trump against the charges Mueller will bring, and they don’t want to go into 2020 with Trump as their standard bearer either. If the Trump/Russia conspiracy is proven to the degree that I anticipate and the obstruction case is as compelling as I expect, these won’t be plausibly defensible crimes.

In truth, I very much doubt that the Republican-controlled Senate would have a trial because it would be better for all involved to convince Trump to step down. Where things will get sketchy is if Trump refuses that request and forces the Senate Republicans to take a public stand. He could conceivably be acquitted in those circumstances, even though it’s hard to imagine a super-minority of U.S. Senators voting to let Trump stay in office if the case against him is as solid as I believe it will be.

I’ll save my prediction of what the eventual charges will be for another post, but the midterm results had three major repercussions for a potential impeachment process. They made it harder for Republicans in both the House and Senate to hold him accountable, and they made it clearer than ever that a party that sticks with him will go down with the ship.

In the end, I can’t see how Trump can overcome having lied about his dealings with Russians, being completely compromised by the Russians, and having committed a plethora of criminal acts varying from witness tampering to obstruction of justice. If any group of people could look at the evidence that is coming and give the president a good bill of health, it’s the modern day GOP. And that’s why I understand the widespread skepticism that Trump will be removed from office.

I guess we will all know soon, but one way or the other I do not believe that the GOP will remain the Party of Trump for too much longer.

If they won’t get rid of him, the American people will.

Either way, we will find out what it’s like for the GOP to be the party of Trumpism without Trump.

Discuss


          12/2/2018: NFL WEEK 13: Gri∞n, Drummond spoil Curry’s return to lineup      Cache   Translate Page      
Blake Griffin scored 26 points, and Andre Drummond added a double-double as the host Detroit Pistons extended their winning streak to five games with a 111-102 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. Stephen Curry returned to the...
          The new marquee for the Fillmore Detroit draws strong opinions      Cache   Translate Page      
Through Shadow Parrish’s 23 years as a stagehand at the Fillmore, he has seen the legendary theatre swap owners, change names, host iconic performers, and lay off staff. But now he has witnessed the theatre’s historic marquee come down, and a new one hoisted up.

“I’m the kind of guy who thought it was a tragedy when the State letters came down,” he says on a smoke break he took to check out the new marquee, which went up Monday.…
          More millennials are moving to metro Detroit, according to report      Cache   Translate Page      

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the Detroit Regional Chamber released its annual State of the Region report detailing the economic activity in the metro Detroit area.

The 2018-2019 State of the Region report found that Detroit is performing on par with the rest of the nation in several categories including per capita income growth and private sector job growth. However, one signal of Detroit's resurgence is evidence of a growing population in the metro region.…
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          Woman Cleans Up Crime-Ridden Neighborhood, Fatally Shoots Robber on Her Way to Church      Cache   Translate Page      

When heading out for church, the last thing anyone would be thinking about is having to protect their own life and that of their loved ones. But on Sunday, three women were confronted with such a scenario. WJBK, Fox 2 in Detroit, reported that three Detroit women, ages 75, 55, and 29, were simply leaving their…

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          Moore finalizes $2.5M, 1-year deal with Tigers      Cache   Translate Page      
Left-hander Matt Moore and the rebuilding Detroit Tigers finalized a $2.5 million, one-year contract on Tuesday that allows him to earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses. ''Matt is a veteran left-handed starting pitcher with a solid three-pitch mix that we see competing for a spot in our rotation next season,'' Tigers general manager Al Avila said. Moore would earn $100,000 each for 10, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24, 27 and 30 starts, and $200,000 for 32 starts.
          DETROIT | Toyota US chief says car sales are close to bottoming out      Cache   Translate Page      
DETROIT | Toyota US chief says car sales are close to bottoming out

DETROIT  — Toyota’s top U.S. executive says car sales nationwide have bottomed out and his company will keep making them despite a dramatic shift to trucks and SUVs.

U.S. CEO Jim Lentz told the Detroit Economic Club Wednesday that car sales fell below 30 percent of sales last month, and he thinks that’s close to the bottom.

While Fiat Chrysler, Ford and General Motors are canceling many car models, Lentz doesn’t see that happening with Toyota.

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          Equestrian Director - YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit - Holly, MI      Cache   Translate Page      
Care for and feed the horses. The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the foundation of community through youth...
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          IWA Wrestling Vol. 1 - Best Of The 70s      Cache   Translate Page      
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The IWA was the first wrestling promotion to have a television program nationwide. Promoters Eddie Eihorn and Pedro Martinez put together a huge talent pool that would provide a national and international promotion with more stars than any other promotion had ever done. The list of stars in this first of many to come DVD series is like a who's who of the 1970's wrestling superstars. The IWA spared no expense to give the fans only the best. Jack Reynolds was a well noted and household name for his coverage of professional wrestling. Tex McKenzie not only wrestled, but also filled in as the color analyst. Ring announcing was handled by Rick Martin, who in real life was son of promoter, Pedro Martinez, his given name was Ronnie Martinez. They all provided professional insight and knowledge of the king of sports, professional wrestling. Not that Big Time Wrestling from Detroit had to take any back seats.

Featured here are a few of the Big Time Wrestling moments with the wisdom of Veteran mic man Chuck Allen and his partner Terry Sullivan filling us in on the action and shows coming up and the latest news. But the bonus here is the Memphis match that features the silver tongue, Lance Russell. Russell was like a good friend telling you always what was on his mind. The guys on the "stick" were a huge part of thousands of Wrestling fans on Saturday morning and the golden era of the 70s.

Stars: Barb Owens, Beverly Shade, Bonnie Steel, Masked Beauty, Beautiful Bruce, Bobo Brazil, Buddy Porter, Bulldog Brower, Bulldog Don Kent, Dick The Bruiser, Dino Bravo, Dominic Denucci, Dory Funk Jr., Erik the red, Ernie Ladd, Gary Fargo, Gino Brito, Goliath, Ivan Koloff, Jerry Lawler, Karl Krupp, Kurt Von Hess, Lar Anderson, Love Bros., Luis Martinez, Mark Lewin, Martell Bros., Mighty Igor, Mil Mascaras, Nelson Royal, Ox Baxter, Pampeno Firpo, Pierre LaFive, Rick Gardner, Ron Donney, Rujet Woods, Sika Anoa'i, Sky LoLo, The Sheik, Thunderbolt Patterson, Tim Wilson, Tom Reeseman, Wendell Burgess

          Aeromexico en Delta slaan handen ineen op nieuwe route      Cache   Translate Page      

Aeromexico en Delta Air Lines slaan de handen ineen op een nieuwe route tussen de Verenigde Staten en Mexico, zo meldt de Mexicaanse luchtvaartmaatschappij. Auto-industrie De route is in het het leven geroepen om vooral het zakelijk verkeer met betrekking tot de auto-industrie te bedienen. De route loopt namelijk tussen Detroit, ook wel Motor City …

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          The 23 Best Concerts to See in Portland: December 6-19      Cache   Translate Page      
Redd Kross! Jessica Pratt! Frankie Simone! by Mercury Things to Do Staff

THU DEC 6

The Thesis Four-Year Anniversary
For the last four years, Portland’s ever-growing hip-hop scene of artists, producers, photographers, writers, fans, and friends have flocked to Kelly’s Olympian every first Thursday to support and show face at the monthly showcase. Thanks to the event’s main organizers Mac Smiff and resident DJ Verbz, the Thesis lineups have been consistently solid for quite a while now. This one has North Portland rapper Vinnie Dewayne headlining, as he returns from a hiatus after the death of his friend. Dewayne’s exceptional music video for recent single “Losing Direction” is definitely worth a watch, and his live performances don’t disappoint. I’m also particularly excited to catch rising rapper Nina Xo, who I’ve not yet seen live, but is said to have fun, high-energy sets. Regardless of the lineup, the night will be a surreal realization of just how long a lot of us have been out here building and networking together in the scene. Here’s to four more years of meeting up at Kelly’s. (9 pm, Kelly’s Olympian, 426 SW Washington, $10; w/Vinnie Dewayne, Load B, Nina Xo, Elton Aura, Verbz) JENNI MOORE

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Blossom, Maarquii, Amenta Abioto, Karma Rivera
Happening the same night as the Thesis, this bill at Mississippi Studios is a fucking stunner. Along with R&B singer/songwriter Blossom, there’s also high femme rapper Maarquii, who recently dropped their excellent debut album C.A.B.O. (AKA Cut a Bitch Off). Maarquii’s performances are marked by fierce rapping, voguing, and if their single “Roll Up” is on the setlist, likely some twerking as well. There’s also rapper Karma Rivera, who’ll be rocking cuts off her debut EP Don’t Sleep on This, which came out earlier this year. But the most unmissable act on the bill is probably singer/songwriter/storyteller Amenta Abioto, who uses a loop machine to blend soul, gospel, spoken word, jazz, and ancient African sounds. Abioto seems to have perfected her act as of late, exemplified by her recording of “Wade.” And when she’s live, her expertly controlled vocals sound better than ever. Plus, this show is free. Go see her now. (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 8 pm, FREE) JENNI MOORE


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FRI DEC 7

Night Birds, Macho Boys, Bothers, Death Ridge Boys
New Jersey’s hardcore traditionalists Night Birds specialize in the kind of snotty punk rock that was born for skate videos and victimless teenage crimes. It’s the sound of dropping out of high school, or at least avoiding it as much as possible. The sound of suburban knuckleheads looking for a reason to sneer. The sound of your first mohawk slicing through the air as you dive into a roiling pit filled with other silly and pissed and righteously obnoxious kids who might kinda feel the same way you do. Were those good times? Not really. But the music was pretty all right. (Tonic Lounge, 3100 NE Sandy, 8:30 pm, $10-13) CHRIS STAMM

The Soft Moon, Hide, Vive la Void
After spending nearly a decade in Oakland making moody, motorik-paced post-punk for the pop-leaning Captured Tracks record label, the Soft Moon’s Luis Vasquez used this year’s Criminal—his fourth studio album—as an opportunity to make a few changes. Now living in Berlin, Vasquez signed a new deal with the experimentally inclined Sacred Bones and unleashed an album full of intensely confessional industrial synth-rock (à la Nine Inch Nails) that tackles the lingering effects of his difficult childhood. The result is an urgent and unnerving work of exploration, self-reflection, resignation, and redemption that lifts the veil on Vasquez and puts him at the front of his music for the first time. (Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 9 pm, $16-18, all ages) BEN SALMON


SAT DEC 8

Rosanne Cash
Over the past four decades, Rosanne Cash has quietly made one of the most consistent careers in country music. Since releasing her self-titled debut in 1978, the singer/songwriter has released 14 albums, each sounding surer and steadier than the last. Cash’s storytelling skills are on full display on her new record, She Remembers Everything, which includes a couple of interesting collaborations with Kris Kristofferson and Elvis Costello. After paying tribute to her late father Johnny on 2009’s The List, Cash is easing back into her own sharp observations on life and growing older. She Remembers Everything all but solidifies her status as a major influence on country music. (Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark, 8 pm, sold out, all ages) MARK LORE


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SUN DEC 9

YOB, Khorâda, Thrones
It’s been a wild year for Yob: Almost two decades into their career, the heavy rock trio faced their own mortality and reached their highest level of critical success. Guitarist/vocalist Mike Scheidt wrote a good portion of Yob’s latest record, Our Raw Heart, as he stared down death in the hospital with diverticulitis. In the process, what was almost the end became a rebirth. The album, and the members of Yob themselves, continue to demolish the tidy “doom” label that was cast upon them so many years ago—this is a band that may well be creating their own genre. (Star Theater, 13 NW 6th, 9 pm, $20) MARK LORE

Advance Base, Lisa/Liza
Advance Base’s third full-length, Animal Companionship, is about naming a dog after a dead boyfriend. It’s about actualizing long-distance internet love affairs, and going to the park just to watch dogs run around. Backed by only electric piano and drum machine beats, these stripped-down songs capture both the pervasive loneliness of life and the will to alleviate it—the desire we all have to care and be cared for. At times, the album inches songwriter Owen Ashworth closer to being bedroom-pop’s Springsteen, with its working-class tales of finding beauty in refinery lights, kissing a partner’s smoky hair after an apartment fire, and falling in love at the Aquatarium. (Turn! Turn! Turn!, 8 NE Killingsworth, 8 pm) JOSHUA JAMES AMBERSON


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MON DEC 10

Billie Eilish, Strange Hotels, Finneas
If you’re not familiar with pop sensation Billie Eilish, or if you’re flummoxed as to why someone you’ve never heard of is instantly selling out venues every time she comes to Portland, don’t kick yourself in the ass too hard. Eilish is a creation of Instagram rather than any record label, and has a passionate 9.2 million followers to prove it. AND she’s only 16 years old, with her first gorgeous hit “Ocean Eyes” popping off when she was the ripe old age of 13. But before you brush her off as another unasked-for internet-born Bieber, listen to her music. Her pipes are a thing of angelic glory and her songwriting ability (with assistance from her brother) belies her age with emotional maturity. Check out her newest single, “When the Party’s Over,” for a taste of her moody, choral-infused power, and be on the lookout for her next Portland gig—because unless you’re quick, you can forget about nabbing tickets to that one as well. (Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, sold out, all ages) WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY

Ezra Furman, Michael Rault
No one’s turning 20th-century rock ’n’ roll archetypes on their ear as well as Ezra Furman. His latest, Transangelic Exodus, is a “road” album, a soundtrack for crisscrossing America jam-packed full of anthemic melodies and sing-along choruses. Sounds familiar, right? Well, it’s also a dystopian queer rock opera about angels, outlaws, and fighting fascism—proving that rock can survive if it’s about more than cars and girls. (Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, 8 pm, $14-16, all ages) NED LANNAMANN

Fucked Up, Narrow Head
Fucked Up’s new album Dose Your Dreams is long, clocking in at 18 tracks and more than 82 minutes, which seems antithetical to their reputation as a hardcore punk band, but not if you know what Fucked Up’s all about. For more than a decade, the Canadian collective has been toying with the notion of genre, backing harsh hardcore vocals with cinematic guitar-pop, building rock operas from the underground up, and generally bending and stretching the expectations of punk. Dose Your Dreams is no different: It’s a strange and psychedelic rollercoaster ride that doesn’t sound much like past Fucked Up albums. This, folks, is the best punk band on the planet. Catch them while you can. (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $17-20) BEN SALMON


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WED DEC 12

Cake
Cake isn’t the type of band that needs to produce a constant stream of new music, and the scale of their popularity means they don’t even really need to play live that often. The proof is the fact that their Doug Fir show sold out pretty quickly, despite the band having only put out one new song in the last seven years. That song, “Sinking Ship,” is vintage Cake, showcasing tight grooves, group shouts, and John McCrea’s curmudgeonly croon. All proceeds from the single’s sales are being donated to Doctors without Borders, and tonight’s “Tacky Sweater Soirée” show is also a benefit for the Giving Tree. (Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, sold out) RYAN J. PRADO

Emma Ruth Rundle, Jaye Jayle
Thanks to her seemingly endless supply of dramatic guitar licks and haunting vocal melodies, doom-struck folk singer Emma Ruth Rundle will always be the centerpiece of her songs. But while making her latest album On Dark Horses, she shared space with new collaborators in her new hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Working with members of Jaye Jayle (including romantic partner Evan Patterson), Young Widows, and Wovenhand, Rundle’s new songs find heightened emotional heft in full-band arrangements. The result is a sound that’s lighter and lusher than her previous releases, but every bit as darkly beautiful. (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $13-15) BEN SALMON


THURS DEC 13

Bossin’ Up: Fountaine, JxJury, LC Lonely Child, Rikoe Wavy, Jay So Smoov
Comedian Shrista Tyree has been hosting hip-hop shows and open mics in Portland for a minute, and the latest endeavor she’s producing, Bossin’ Up, goes down at Bossanova Ballroom. Tyree, a talented comedian, is a natural host for the music showcase, and she’s even been known to perform comedic raps alongside Bossin’ Up’s resident DJ Chuckie Buckets. Oh, and the Mercury is a proud sponsor! The latest showcase hoists rapper/producer Fountaine as its headliner, which is a super good call. Fountaine’s original sound, versatility and bouncy stage presence make his shows an interactive treat. (Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside, 8 pm, $7) JENNI MOORE

Minus the Bear, Tera Melos
It’s a bummer whenever a band as good as Minus the Bear decides to hang it up. After 17 years, six LPs, 12 EPs, and a whole lotta touring, the Seattle quartet is saying farewell on this final string of West Coast dates. The band’s experimentalism was born from the post-hardcore early ’00s, and has rotated through wild hybrids of prog, ambient, psych, and punk that peaked on 2007’s classic Planet of Ice, and was refined on their trippy sophomore record, Menos El Oso. They’re leaving fans with a final EP, Fair Enough, and plenty of inspired artists in their wake. (Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, sold out, all ages) RYAN J. PRADO


FRI DEC 14

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Protomartyr, Preoccupations, Hurry Up
The pairing of Detroit’s Protomartyr and Calgary’s Preoccupations for a double-headliner tour is a brilliant one, and not merely because the two bands are already alphabetically nestled together in your iTunes library. Protomartyr has the market cornered on thinking, literate-minded rock music, with vocalist Joe Casey’s half-spoken lyrics touching on religion, philosophy, and politics. Preoccupations, on the other hand, examine guitar-rock’s more jittery, mechanical attributes, using it as a vehicle for melodic repetition and abstract minimalism. Together, the two bands make for a thorough treatise for the shape of post-punk to come, as evidenced on their new split 7-inch, which finds each band covering one of the other’s songs, to surprising and invigorating results. (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, sold out) NED LANNAMANN

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CRITIC’S PICK: Kurt Vile & the Violators, Jessica Pratt
Kurt Vile is Kurt Vile—long hair, guitar, barely enunciated lyrics about “Rollin’ with the Flow,” you get the picture—but tonight’s opener Jessica Pratt is pure magic. Already deserving a place in the same pantheon that houses Karen Dalton, Judee Sill, and Vashti Bunyan, Pratt’s 2012 self-titled debut and 2015 sophomore album On Your Own Love Again have proven her ability to spin spider-web melodies out of a few chords and a voice that sounds like it belongs to a lonely alien folksinger echoing across a faraway galaxy. (Extraterrestrial evidence can be found on the shiver-inducing track “Bushel Hyde”: “I am calling out to you/From the ’nother place/Words mean more than they did before/In that other place.”) But that’s not quite right, because Pratt’s music is far too introspective to be alien; she always sounds like she’s a million miles away but still somehow grounded in her own head. Almost every Jessica Pratt song is a complex patchwork of fleeting thoughts, memories that can’t seem to fade, and striking images of things like an empty bed and “people’s faces blended together like a watercolor.” The foundation of her new single “This Time Around”—from her forthcoming record Quiet Signs, which is due in February on Mexican Summer/City Slang—is a simple guitar riff looped over and over, but the effect is bewitching. That should come as no surprise; Jessica Pratt is a master of the deceptively simple song. (Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, $29.50-32, all ages) CIARA DOLAN


SAT DEC 15

Frankie Simone’s Holigay Spectacular: Blossom, Cristina Cano, Zora Pavonine, Che Che Luna, Frankie’s Kweens
Frankie Simone’s Holigay Spectacular aims to “keep the season bright and gay” with burlesque performances from the likes of Zora Pavonine and Che Che Luna and sets from Blossom, electro-swimwave singer/songwriter Cristina Cano (AKA Siren and the Sea), and the rising pop sensation herself. Expect mind-blowing dance moves and plenty of holigay cheer. (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $15-20) CIARA DOLAN

Tenacious D
The underdog element of folk-metal-comedy duo Tenacious D took a hit when Jack Black turned out to be one of the world’s biggest movie stars. But the homegrown charm of their HBO series and first album returns with Post-Apocalypto, a project that’s more than the D’s first album since 2012’s Rize of the Fenix—it’s also a six-episode cartoon series freely viewable in full on YouTube (you can also watch Post-Apocalypto: The Movie, which pastes all six episodes together). The crudely drawn animation—apparently done entirely by Black—is reminiscent of the doodles of Dio and Van Halen logos that littered countless spiral notebooks in countless high school study halls. More importantly, it’s got the same silly stoner humor and worship of the almighty riff that made Tenacious D such a fun, affectionate proposition to begin with. (Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8:30 pm, sold out, all ages) NED LANNAMANN


SAT DEC 15 & SUN DEC 16

Patterson Hood
What a generous and wonderful gift the artistic output of Patterson Hood has turned out to be. The son of one of the greatest bassists who ever lived—David Hood of Muscle Shoals, Alabama—Patterson’s legacy would have been assured even if he’d just dipped his toe in the waters of his dad’s profession. But as it turns out, Hood not only co-fronts one of the most prolific and fiery rock bands of the past two decades (Drive-By Truckers), he’s carried on a simultaneous solo career in music< and become a fantastic essayist and storyteller, exploring the conflict of the two Americas and the redemptive power of music. Now a Portlander, Hood carries on a relatively new holiday tradition with two solo shows at the Doug Fir, where he’ll do plenty of talking, and just as much playing. (Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $20-25) NED LANNAMANN

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert
Old-man goth-kid Tim Burton has made a lot of great movies (Edward Scissorhands!) and a lot of shitty movies (Alice in Wonderland!), but when he’s good, he’s good—and for proof, look no further than 1993’s stop-motion musical A Nightmare Before Christmas, adapted by director Henry Selick from Burton’s fantastic story. Sweet, creepy, funny, sad, and gorgeous to both look at and listen to, it’s a simultaneous celebration and satire of this goofy-ass season... and it’ll be even better with the Oregon Symphony performing Danny Elfman’s all-timer of a score live to picture. (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, $45-115, all ages) ERIK HENRIKSEN


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SUN DEC 16

CRITIC’S PICK: Redd Kross, Dale Crover Band
Teenage Fanclub, the Posies, and Redd Kross constitute the holy triumvirate of ’90s power-pop. Those first two bands have been obsessed with creating the perfect sequel to Big Star’s #1 Record for the duration of their careers, but Redd Kross’ origin story is a little less straightforward. Formed around the nucleus of choir boy brothers Jeff and Steve McDonald, Redd Kross started as a goofy, quintessentially Californian hardcore band, whose 1982 debut album Born Innocent—released when both McDonalds were teenagers—features songs with titles like “Kill Someone You Hate” and “Pseudo-Intellectual.” On their 1987 follow-up, Neurotica, the band synthesized punk with their childhood adoration for Sid and Marty Krofft and bubblegum pop bands like the Partridge Family, resulting in a warped paean to ’70s Saturday morning ephemera. Then comes the band’s trio of power-pop all-timers: 1990’s technicolored Third Eye, 1993’s Phaseshifter (which Stone Temple Pilots aped to an embarrassing degree on their album Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop), and 1997’s Show World, whose lead single “Mess Around” boasts guitar-pop’s pithiest refrain since “Ticket to Ride”: “Can’t you see?/Monogamy/Has always been so hard for me.” After a 15-year break from releasing new music, Redd Kross returned in 2012 with an excellent album on Merge called Researching the Blues, a 30-minute loud-pop romp that contains at least two of the band’s best songs: the title track and “Stay Away from Downtown.” Even after all these years, Redd Kross remain one of America’s greatest—and strangest—bands. (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $15-18) MORGAN TROPER


MON DEC 17

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Cults, Munya
Québécois musician Munya kind of sounds like the Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan—who passed away this year, leaving my face in a permanent frown—singing breathily in French over entrancing synth-pop. In 2018 Munya released her first two EPs, and she plans to release a third early next year. North Hatley layers woozy, Mac Demarco-style guitar riffs over cruise-controlled beats and sweet lyrics, like those on “Des Bisous Partout” (which translates to “kisses everywhere”). Her second EP, Delmano, includes a charming ode to ghosting called “If I’m Gone Tomorrow (It’s Because of Aliens)” and “Hotel Delmano,” which might be Munya’s best song yet, made great with bongos, a mystical synth line, and layered, siren-like harmonies. Munya only has a few tracks to her name, but she’s already created a swirling pink fog in pop heaven that’ll hopefully linger for quite a while. (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 8 pm, $18-20) CIARA DOLAN


WED DEC 19

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John Legend
A few years ago, I got really mad when I tried to Google “John Lennon” and it auto-populated “John Legend.” But the EGOT winner has more than earned his place atop search engine results, with a multi-pronged talent, a long history of philanthropy, and a more-vital-than-ever sense of social awareness. Tonight, Legend will be singing Christmas songs, proving his cross-generational appeal. (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 8 pm, $69.50-149.50, all ages) NED LANNAMANN

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          GM CEO meets Senator Schumer, other US lawmakers on Capitol Hill      Cache   Translate Page      
General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra arrived on Capitol Hill on Wednesday for two days of meetings with lawmakers who are angry over the Detroit automaker's decision to close five North American assembly plants and cut nearly 15,000 jobs.
          Home Invader Shot, Killed By Woman Headed For Church      Cache   Translate Page      

Home invasions are no laughing matter. They’re tense and terrifying for the victims, the kind of thing no one wants to experience. A Detroit home invader was shown the error of his ways, this past weekend, however. Unfortunately for him – and fortunately for the rest of society – this scumbag won’t have a chance […]

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          In another assault on democracy, Michigan Republicans prepare their own power grab after losing      Cache   Translate Page      

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Michigan Republicans aren’t content with gutting a minimum wage increase and paid sick leave. With Democrats set to take over as governor, attorney general, and secretary of state, Republicans are also considering a power grab in the style of Wisconsin Republicans, though they’re a step behind and not going quite as far:

A House bill introduced Thursday by state Rep. Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker, and quickly praised by Republican leaders seeks to guarantee the GOP-led Legislature could intervene in legal battles involving state laws that Democrats may be hesitant to defend.

A separate proposal from Sen. Dave Robertson, R-Grand Blanc, would shift oversight of the Michigan Campaign Finance Act from the Secretary of State’s Office to a newly proposed “fair political practices commission.”

A key legal battle Republicans might want to intervene in would be to defend a law allowing faith-based adoption agencies to refuse to work with LGBTQ couples, a law that Attorney General-elect Dana Nessel has suggested she would not defend because it’s unconstitutional. They’re also considering getting in the way of Nessel’s ability to investigate and shut down fraudulent charities.

But while the Michigan proposal isn’t as sweeping a power grab as Wisconsin Republicans carried out, you have to give Michigan bonus points in the evil competition for their minimum wage and paid sick leave abuse of democracy.


          American Airlines claims story of passenger abandoned in wheelchair overnight is false, according to investigation      Cache   Translate Page      
The family of a 67-year-old wheelchair-bound woman who alleges she was abandoned in the airport overnight on Friday after her American Airlines flight from Chicago to Detroit was canceled might have some explaining to do.
          American Airlines claims story of passenger abandoned in wheelchair overnight is false, according to investigation      Cache   Translate Page      
The family of a 67-year-old wheelchair-bound woman who alleges she was abandoned in the airport overnight on Friday after her American Airlines flight from Chicago to Detroit was canceled might have some explaining to do.
          GM CEO meets Senator Schumer, other U.S. lawmakers on Capitol Hill      Cache   Translate Page      
General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra arrived on Capitol Hill on Wednesday for two days of meetings with lawmakers who are angry over the Detroit automaker's decision to close five North American assembly plants and cut nearly 15,000 jobs.

          GM CEO Meets Schumer, Other Lawmakers on Capitol Hill      Cache   Translate Page      
General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra arrived on Capitol Hill on Wednesday for two days of meetings with lawmakers who are angry over the Detroit automaker's decision to close five North American assembly plants and cut nearly 15,000 jobs. Reported by Newsmax 1 hour ago.
          Watch GLENN TIPTON Perform With JUDAS PRIEST At Two Tokyo Concerts      Cache   Translate Page      
Guitarist Glenn Tipton rejoined his JUDAS PRIEST bandmates on stage on November 28 at Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan and November 29 at Musashino Forest Arena in Tokyo to perform the two concerts' three-song encore: "Metal Gods", "Breaking The Law" and "Living After Midnight". Fan-filmed video footage of both shows can be seen below. In a recent interview with the Detroit Metro Times, JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill spoke about the health status of guitarist Tipton, who revealed in February that he has Parkinson's disease. "We've known for a while," Ian said. "He was diagnosed before the ['Redeemer Of Souls'] tour, actually. And of course, when we rehearsed for the last tour, he was very rough to start. But as the days went on, he got better and better, so by the time we were done rehearsing, he was raring to go. And we were expecting the same thing to happen this time around, and, unfortunately, it didn't, you know? He had to admit to himself that his body wasn't going to let him do it anymore. It was a very sad moment. We could all see it. He was trying and trying and fighting." He continued: "I can't imagine what he's going through, I really can't. It's not as if he's been stupid and fallen off a motorcycle or whacked out on drugs or something like that. It's something completely out of his control. Having said that, he's as good as anyone can be given the situation. Glenn is out with us most of the time, anyway. And when he's feeling well enough, he'll get on stage, and I can't promise anything, but he'll get up and do the encores with us." Tipton found out he had Parkinson's four years ago — after being stricken by the degenerative condition at least half a decade earlier — but only recently announced he was going to sit out touring activities in support of PRIEST's latest album, "Firepower". The guitarist, who is now 70 and has performed on every PRIEST LP since the band's 1974 debut set, "Rocka Rolla", is not quitting the band, but simply cannot handle the rigorous challenges of performing live. He is being replaced on tour by "Firepower" album producer Andy Sneap, also known for his work as the guitar player in NWOBHM revivalists HELL and cult thrash outfit SABBAT. PRIEST singer Rob Halford said in an interview that the band is planning to mark its 50th anniversary in 2019 with a special celebration, although he declined to offer any details. Hill is the sole remaining original member of PRIEST, which formed in 1969. Halford joined the group in 1973 and Tipton signed on in 1974. Rob left PRIEST in the early 1990s to form his own band, then returned to PRIEST in 2003. Founding guitarist K.K. Downing parted ways with the band in 2011, and was replaced by Richie Faulkner. PRIEST will return to the United States next May for a run with fellow classic heavy rockers URIAH HEEP.

          RIVAL SONS Announce North American Headline Tour      Cache   Translate Page      
Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS have announced their first full North American headline tour. The dates include stops at New York's Brooklyn Steel, Philadelphia's Union Transfer and Los Angeles's Henry Fonda Theatre. THE SHEEPDOGS will support all U.S. dates. Pre-sales begin Wednesday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m. local time; all remaining tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 7 at 10:00 a.m. local. The upcoming tour schedule marks the release of RIVAL SONS' much-anticipated new album, "Feral Roots", which arrives everywhere on January 25 via Low Country Sound/Atlantic Records. "Feral Roots" was produced by Grammy Award winner Dave Cobb at Nashville's famed RCA Studio A, and the equally legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Exclusive pre-order bundles are available via RivalSons.com, including limited-edition vinyl and autographed lithographs of the album's cover art, painted by renowned contemporary artist Martin Wittfooth. All pre-orders are joined by instant grat downloads of the recently released album tracks "Do Your Worst" and "Back In The Woods". Rolling Stone hailed "Do Your Worst" as "a relentless rocker with a gritty verse spearheaded by a sinister lead guitar riff and thumping drums. The track takes a deft turn when it hits the chorus, forgoing out-and-out guitar bombast for rousing gang vocals with singer Jay Buchanan leading the charge." "Do Your Worst" is joined by an official music video that shows rival sons at their onstage best, alongside behind-the-scenes footage and a performance filmed at the aforementioned Studio A. "Back In The Woods" made its debut by way of Consequence Of Sound, which declared it to be "a rootsy rock track, with (RIVAL SONS) not only taking us 'Back In The Woods' but also back in time to big classic rock sounds of the '60s and '70s." The primal intensity of "Feral Roots" reflects a certain unrest at the heart of the album, sparked by Buchanan's recent move to Tennessee. "With all the stimuli we're constantly receiving these days, I think a lot of people have a desire to live with more freedom and simplicity," noted Buchanan. "There's a longing for your truer nature to prevail, and to reclaim some sort of wildness." But with its nuanced explorations of art and love and truth, "Feral Roots" ultimately argues for pushing beyond pure survival instincts and striving for something more exalted: an unbreakable commitment to creating beauty of your own. RIVAL SONS are also set for a special headline performance at 98.9 The Bear's Electric Christmas, on December 15 at Fort Wayne, Indiana's Pierre's Entertainment Center. RIVAL SONS are: Jay Buchanan (vocals), Scott Holiday (guitar), Dave Beste (bass guitar) and Mike Miley (drums). Tour dates: Apr. 04 - Dallas, TX - Trees Apr. 05 - Fort Smith, AR - TempleLive Apr. 06 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom Apr. 08 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle Apr. 09 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Heaven Stage) Apr. 10 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel Apr. 12 - Charleston, SC - Ladson Exchange Fairgrounds** Apr. 13 - Orlando, FL - Central Florida Fairgrounds** Apr. 14 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena** Apr. 17 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer Apr. 18 - Boston, MA - Royale Night Club Apr. 19 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall*** Apr. 21 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel Apr. 22 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club Apr. 23 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit Apr. 25 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue Apr. 26 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues Apr. 27 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre Apr. 29 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre Apr. 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Commonwealth Room May 02 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre May 03 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom May 04 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre*** May 06 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades May 07 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore May 09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre ** Festival Lineup *** No THE SHEEPDOGS

          Kevin Durant discusses challenge of being aggressive when Steph Curry on fire      Cache   Translate Page      
Over the first 12 games of the season, Kevin Durant averaged 17.9 field goal attempts per game. In the next 11 games with Steph Curry sidelined, Durant averaged 23.5 field goal attempts per game (including 30 per game over the final three contests). With Curry back in the mix on Saturday vs Detroit, the two-time Finals MVP went 9-for-19 from the field.
          Dwayne Haskins receives top offensive honor on AP All-Big Ten team      Cache