Honda’s decision to shut its U.K. assembly and engine plant after more than 30 years of production poses the question: are other Japanese automakers manufacturing in the country planning to stage their own Brexit? Honda, Toyota and Nissan were persuaded to build plants in the U.K. in the 1980s after then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher realized that struggling British automakers were not going to be able to sustain a viable automotive industry on their own. Thatcher pitched the U.K. as the ideal location from which Japanese automakers could sell build cars and export to the European Economic Community, the precursor to today’s EU. Thatcher even told Nissan there was no chance that the U.K. would leave because we would be too dependent on the single market for exports. After the U.K. quits the EU on March 29, that will no longer be true. “Japanese investors came to the U.K. to access the single market and that was the deal with Thatcher,” Professor David Bailey … [Read more...] about Is Honda’s U.K. plant closure the beginning of a Japanese Brexit?
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Susan Haigh, Associated Press Updated 8:29 am CST, Sunday, February 10, 2019 This Nov. 29, 2018 photo shows an original April 23, 1949 copy of the New England Bulletin, a black-owned and operated weekly newspaper in Hartford, Conn. Old microfilm of this and other incarnations of the newspaper are being digitized so they can be available online as part of the United States Newspaper Program. This issue highlights the first person to take advantage of a Connecticut law that granted blacks equal membership to the Connecticut National Guard. less This Nov. 29, 2018 photo shows an original April 23, 1949 copy of the New England Bulletin, a black-owned and operated weekly newspaper in Hartford, Conn. Old microfilm of this and other incarnations of the ... more Photo: Susan Haigh, AP Photo: Susan Haigh, … [Read more...] about Connecticut WWII-era newspapers offer view of black life
Gaming is core to who NVIDIA is and what we do. This includes helping developers optimize their games for the PC. One perk to helping developers is seeing games early, and I’ve already played a little bit of Shadow of the Tomb Raider. So I can say, without a shadow of a doubt, that the next installment of the TOMB RAIDER franchise looks absolutely amazing. You’ll want to share with your friends the moments when Lara Croft becomes one with the jungle, and conquers even the most brutal tombs. Sharing those experiences will be easy for you as the game will support NVIDIA Highlights and Ansel. We announced this news today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018. It comes thanks to our collaboration as the official PC partner with Square Enix, Eidos-Montréal, Crystal Dynamics and Nixxes, the game’s creators. https://youtu.be/AcqHmN0Jh0M NVIDIA Highlights will automatically capture key moments in the climactic conclusion to Lara Croft’s origin story using … [Read more...] about Out of the Darkness: ‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ Gets NVIDIA Ansel and Highlights
Editor’s note: This is the first part in a two-part series examining the prosecution and exoneration of Michelle Murphy.Read Part 2: Released after 20 years in prison, Michelle Murphy trying to rebuild her lifeRelated story: Tulsa woman ruled innocent after 20 years in prisonRelated story: Who are the key players in 20-year-old murder case?Prosecutor Tim Harris stood before jurors deciding Michelle Murphy’s fate and told them police found someone’s blood near her slain baby’s body — blood he implied could be hers.“Ladies and gentleman, beyond a reasonable doubt this woman killed her child,” he told them.What Harris didn’t tell jurors is that as the trial started Nov. 14, 1995, he possessed a report from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation that said Murphy’s blood type was different than the type found at the scene. That test determined DNA found at the scene was not hers, contradicting Harris’ implication … [Read more...] about Shadow of Doubt: Records show mistakes, questionable evidence in woman’s overturned murder case
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