Carlos Monarrez Detroit Free Press Published 3:13 PM EST Dec 8, 2018 The Detroit Lions have finished the NFL season in second place! No, not second place in the NFL standings. Or the NFC standings. Or the NFC North standings. But it is in a meaningful category: The NFL’s most productive rookie class this year. So yes, there’s hope for your Lions after all. That hope is based on an ESPN ranking, which in turn is based on the overall grades Pro Football Focus gave to all 32 teams’ drafted and undrafted rookies through Week 13. The Lions only finished behind the champion Cleveland Browns. (Disclaimer: People like me, who write about the NFL, look for any and all opportunities to use the phrase “champion Cleveland Browns”). The Browns’ success largely hinged on Baker Mayfield, who is PFF’s 14th-highest-graded quarterback this season. But the Lions had a very strong showing. Da’Shawn Hand led the way. He ranks 12th out of 125 interior … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions’ rookie class ranks second in the NFL. Who knew?
FILE PHOTO: Padmasree Warrior, CEO of NIO U.S., speaks during a Reuters Newsmaker event on the Future of Autonomous Vehicles in New York City, U.S. June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The U.S. head of Nio Inc, an electric carmaker seen as one of the main Chinese rivals to Tesla Inc, will leave the company, the firm said in a filing on Friday, the first major management departure since its September IPO. Padmasree Warrior, chief executive officer of NIO USA and global chief development officer, will resign from her posts on Dec. 17 for “personal interests”, the company said. Warrior joined Nio, previously called NextEV, in 2015, and led the company along with founder and CEO William Li to become one of China’s most legitimate challengers in the global race to develop electric vehicles. Before joining Nio, Warrior was chief technology and strategy officer at Cisco Systems Inc and chief technology officer at Motorola. China is the … [Read more...] about Nio, China rival to Tesla, says U.S. head to step down
Lack of transportation presents the biggest obstacle to Baltimore residents who want to work at BWI Marshall Airport, the airport’s CEO told a group of business executives Wednesday.Growth in the numbers of passengers and airlines has led to an expansion of the airport’s roughly 14,000-person workforce, a number of whom do live in Baltimore. But getting Baltimoreans to the airport in Linthicum has been “a major challenge,” Maryland Aviation Administrator Ricky Smith said.The Maryland Transit Administration currently offers bus and light rail service to the airport, but Smith did not criticize the existing service other than to say the airport needs to work with business leaders to help better connect Baltimore’s workforce with the jobs at the airport.Smith painted an otherwise mostly sunny picture of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport’s position during his address at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s monthly … [Read more...] about Lack of transportation keeping Baltimore residents from jobs at BWI Marshall, CEO says
Carl Kasell, a radio personality who brought gravitas and goofiness to the airwaves, first as a staid newsreader on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and later as the comic foil and scorekeeper on the delightfully silly news quiz show “Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me!,” died April 17 at an assisted-living center in Potomac, Md. He was 84. The cause was complications from Alzheimer’s disease, said his wife, Mary Ann Foster. Mr. Kasell’s voice, resonant and reassuring, with a lilting trace of his North Carolina tobacco country heritage, helped define NPR as an emerging force in news broadcasting. He joined the public radio network in 1975 and, four years later, helped inaugurate “Morning Edition,” writing and reading five-minute top-of-the-hour news updates from pre-dawn to the lunch hour. For 30 years, he was an unflappable anchor of that digest, bringing a no-frills seriousness to unfolding history, from the 1979 hostage … [Read more...] about Carl Kasell, NPR broadcaster who brought gravitas and goofiness to the airwaves, dies at 84
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Obituaries Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by In the 1950s, when women were relegated to housework, Stringfield revved and roared through Florida’s palm-tree-lined streets on her Harley-Davidson. ByNikita Stewart April 4, 2018 Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. With Overlooked , we’re adding the stories of remarkable people. Somewhere between myth, memory and motorcycles, Bessie B. Stringfield was great. In the 1950s, when women were relegated to housework, either in marriage or as domestics, Stringfield was married several times and worked as a maid yet revved and roared through Florida’s palm-tree-lined streets on her Harley-Davidson, earning the unofficial title of “Motorcycle Queen of Miami.” Her legend was big enough to warrant a posthumous induction into the Hall of Fame of the … [Read more...] about Overlooked No More: Bessie B. Stringfield, the ‘Motorcycle Queen of Miami’