The Detroit News Published 9:56 PM EDT May 2, 2019 Detroit News staffers won more than 50 honors Thursday night during the Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists' annual awards dinner in Troy. News reporters swept the Community/Local News reporting category. Christine Ferretti won first place for “After Detroit bankruptcy.” Mike Martindale was second for “Royal Oak development plans draw concerns.” Louis Aguilar ranked third for “Detroit's changing Cass Corridor neighborhood.” In Education Reporting, Jennifer Chambers won first place for “At some Detroit schools, toxins in water reached excessive levels.” She and Oralandar Brand-Williams were runner-ups for “School security threats spike; districts beef up security.” Brand-Williams also was first in Racial Justice Reporting for “Detroit grapples with 'devastating' impact of black male homicides.” Bankole Thompson won third for … [Read more...] about Detroit News journalists take home awards
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Arts and Entertainment Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Alex Horton by Alex Horton Email the author April 4 at 10:38 PM Email the author Dan Rather in New York. (Matthew Eisman/Getty Images for Hamptons International Film Festival) “Fake news” is everywhere you look. On social media, on cable news channels, and in the opinion of the president of the United States, at this newspaper. That recognition has changed the media and cultural landscape. Facebook has recently added … [Read more...] about Critics of Dan Rather’s tips about fake news brought up his past. But the points are still solid.
Chinese-backed Start-up Unveils Crossover EVs; Touts Technology Silicon Valley witnessed yet another automotive coming out party last week as SF Motors unveiled an upscale crossover electric vehicle and showed off some of the company’s technology. While the car itself may be a bit of a me-too (high-power, connected, autonomous-capable in a conventional SUV coupe-like shape), the back story of the technology this well-funded formerly stealth start-up has developed tells a much more interesting story. The story underneath The most intriguing part of the SF Motors is the vertically integrated nature of the company. It showed off a modular home-grown electric motor (in nominal 100, 200 and 400 kW trim), proprietary battery cells and packs, gearboxes and controllers. It also announced an intent, perhaps with a little hubris, to not only put its components in its own cars, but sell them to other automakers. SF Motors is affiliated with Chongqing Sokon Industry Group, one of many … [Read more...] about News: SF Motors Enters EV Market with Coupe-Like Crossover
Developed on an exclusive compact SUV architecture, Cadillac’s entry in the industry’s fastest-growing luxury segment delivers expressive design, confident performance, spacious accommodations and new technologies. “The first-ever 2019 Cadillac XT4 expands our successful SUV lineup to a segment where Cadillac has never been before,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “And it sets off a dramatic expansion and elevation of the product range, that will see a new Cadillac virtually once every six months through 2021.” Simple and sculpted lines draw the customer in and accentuate the XT4’s powerful proportions and aggressive presence. The interior is the Cadillac design aesthetic distilled: the thoughtful and artistic integration of technology and appealing style. The cabin is exceptionally refined, with expected segment-leading rear-seat spaciousness. All models are driven by an all-new Cadillac 2.0L Turbo engine that features new … [Read more...] about The Cadillac XT4 Sends A Warning To BMW, Mercedes, And Audi News @ Top Speed
Things aren’t rosy for General Motors in South Korea – the American automaker said its loss-making operations in the country is set to file for bankruptcy if its union did not agree to cut labour costs by April 20, Reuters reports. Having announced last month it was shutting down one of its four South Korean factories (which are located in Gunsan, Boryeong, Changwon and Bupyeong-gu), GM said union concessions as well as government support were needed for it to remain operating in the country. President of GM International Barry Engle reportedly told the GM Korea’s union leader that these concessions were needed for it to present a turnaround plan to the government by April 20. If GM Korea – formerly known as GM Daewoo prior to 2011 – failed to present the plan by that date, it would have no choice but to file for bankruptcy. The company added that it also needs to secure US$600 million (RM2.34 billion) in operating funds by the end of April. Clockwise, … [Read more...] about General Motors says GM Korea may file for bankruptcy by end of April if union doesn’t agree to concessions