Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 3:11 PM EDT Sep 26, 2019 Allen Park — It's Thursday, which means it's time to check the mail. With the undefeated Detroit Lions preparing to host the red-hot Kansas Chiefs, the mail box was full this week. On to your questions: ► Question. Why should it take a professional football team 3 weeks to get in "game shape" — @Acyalone ► Answer. There are two things going on here. First, there's a handful of guys who have been working their way back into football shape. Included in that group are Trey Flowers and Damon Harrison. At this stage, it's fair to suggest they're close to where they need to be, but it was a process after missing much of the offseason program due to injury (or contract talks in Snacks' case). The other element being discussed around this time of year, which is a different conversation, is ironing out the large number of on-field mistakes. There … [Read more...] about Lions mailbag: Detroit is still an underdog in NFC North
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Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press Updated 7:37 am PDT, Monday, August 12, 2019 In this April 1, 2019 photo Ken White, of Providence, R.I. stands for a photograph at a park, in Providence, R.I. White was laid off from his job in 2009 after 22 years as a data center manager for a company in Omaha. He made a good salary and had bonuses, and received a severance package he was able to live off for many months until he found a job as a contract worker with a consulting firm in Providence. He now makes 70 percent of his old salary, and no bonuses. less In this April 1, 2019 photo Ken White, of Providence, R.I. stands for a photograph at a park, in Providence, R.I. White was laid off from his job in 2009 after 22 years as a data center manager for a company in ... more Photo: Steven Senne, AP Photo: … [Read more...] about Why many employees feel devalued even in booming job market
Ryan Ford Detroit Free Press Published 9:00 AM EDT Apr 3, 2019 The Spartans are headed to their 10th Final Four, sixth most in NCAA history. North Carolina has the most all-time, with 20, followed by UCLA (18), Kentucky (17), Duke (16), Kansas (15) and Ohio State (11). Eight of those Final Fours have come since 1999, under Tom Izzo. No program has more Final Four appearances in that span than the Spartans. Free Press sports writer Ryan Ford takes a look at the Spartans’ nine previous Final Fours: More: Michigan State vs. Texas Tech in Final Four: Scouting report, prediction 1957: Gang Green Coach: Forddy Anderson (third year at MSU). Record: 16-10, 10-4 Big Ten. Qualified: Auto-bid, no seed, Mideast region Final Four location: Kansas City, Missouri. The road to the Final Four: The Spartans had a bye in the first round, then edged Notre Dame by two in the regional semifinal in Lexington, Kentucky. In the regional final, MSU overcame a 12-point halftime deficit and … [Read more...] about Michigan State basketball: Final Four history through the years
By Jeff Collins | Southern California News Group PUBLISHED: March 19, 2019 at 5:02 am | UPDATED: March 19, 2019 at 7:38 am Travis Page, owner of Clover’s Lawn Service, rakes leaves at an Opendoor house on Joltaire Way in Winchester in December. Opendoor became the fourth iBuyer to start operating in Southern California. Although iBuyers have been active since 2014, the online home-buying model didn’t reach Southern California until 2017. (Photo by Frank Bellino, contributing photographer) Southern California is relatively new to the iBuyer trend, which prefers markets with large expanses of cookie cutter tract housing to make it easier to accurately price houses. While iBuying has been in full swing in places like Phoenix for several years, the first iBuyers started working in Southrn California in 2017. In the past six months, RedfinNow expanded from the Inland Empire into Orange and Los Angeles counties. Opendoor and Zillow Offers recently announced plans to expand … [Read more...] about What’s an iBuyer? These companies will buy your home quicker, but at what cost?
By Robert Salonga | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: February 4, 2019 at 3:21 pm | UPDATED: February 5, 2019 at 8:13 am SAN JOSE — After admitting to stealing more than $1 million in bitcoin and other online cryptocurrency, a Boston-area man faces 10 years in prison for commandeering victims’ smartphones to access their digital assets, authorities said. Joel Ortiz, 20, pleaded no contest on Jan. 24 after being charged with 41 counts that included grand theft, identity theft and assorted computer crimes linked to 13 identified victims. Ortiz’s entered the no contest plea — which has the same effect as a guilty plea — to eight counts involving victims who suffered a tangible monetary loss, and in what is known as a Harvey waiver, accepted restitution responsibilities for the victims in the remaining charges. He is scheduled for sentencing March 14 and remains in the Elmwood men’s jail, where he has been held on $1 … [Read more...] about Cryptocurrency thief cops to million-dollar hacking scheme as Santa Clara County tech squad builds rep