John Niyo The Detroit News Published 7:11 PM EST Feb 8, 2019 Auburn Hills — It sounded like wishful thinking at the time, and now they’ve admitted as much. The Pistons’ flurry of moves the trade deadline this week were largely underwhelming. “Smaller moves on the sides,” was how Ed Stefanski, the team’s front-office leader, put it Friday. And all the wheeling and dealing had as much to do with the payroll — “We need friendly contracts — we’re not real friendly right now,” Stefanski added — as it did making the playoffs. But the moves also are acknowledgement that a big part of last summer’s sales pitch to the fan base — or what’s left of it after a decade of NBA irrelevance — was just idle chatter in the end. As you may recall, a recurring theme from owner Tom Gores and others at Dwane Casey’s introductory news conference last summer was about player development. And … [Read more...] about Niyo: Detroit Pistons trades make it clear plan is defunct
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John Carucci, Associated Press Updated 6:26 am PST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 In this Oct. 25, 2018, photo, Alan Alda poses for a portrait in New York. When Alda receives his lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, it will celebrate a career lasting nearly seven decades. (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision) less In this Oct. 25, 2018, photo, Alan Alda poses for a portrait in New York. When Alda receives his lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, it will celebrate a career ... more Photo: Matt Licari, Matt Licari/Invision/AP Photo: Matt Licari, Matt Licari/Invision/AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 In this Oct. 25, 2018, photo, Alan Alda poses for a portrait in New York. When Alda … [Read more...] about SAG honoree Alan Alda keeps using acting to make an impact
Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press Updated 2:44 pm CST, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 George Jankowski, a furloughed U.S. Department of Agriculture worker, helps a friend move out of an apartment in Cheyenne, Wyo., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Jankowski was paid $30 for his help. Many federal workers are doing odd jobs or driving for ride-hailing apps to help make ends meet during the partial federal government shutdown. less George Jankowski, a furloughed U.S. Department of Agriculture worker, helps a friend move out of an apartment in Cheyenne, Wyo., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Jankowski was paid $30 for his help. Many federal workers ... more Photo: Mead Gruver, AP Photo: Mead Gruver, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 George Jankowski, a furloughed U.S. Department of … [Read more...] about Federal workers take on odd jobs to make ends meet
Long before there were pink protest hats, or “Notorious RBG” T-shirts celebrating Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, women on both sides of the Atlantic were making fashion statements about feminism. On Dec. 5, 1908, at Royal Albert Hall in London, David Lloyd George gave a speech that went on for more than two hours. As he wound down, it became clear that the Lloyd George — a top official in Britain’s ruling party and later the prime minister — was not going to address one of the most pressing issues of the time: Women’s suffrage. A cry went up: “We want deeds, not words!” Helen Ogston, a 25-year-old Scottish woman wearing the green, violet, and white sash of the suffragettes around her shoulders, flowers in her hair, stood up and excoriated Lloyd George. As Royal Albert Hall guards approached, she pulled out a dog whip and began hitting the men. They dragged her from the stalls; one of them, she said later, pushed the lit end of … [Read more...] about Is feminist fashion helping women?
Columbine. Aurora movie theater. The Las Vegas concert massacre. Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue attack.Rabbi Steven Kaye has seen the aftermath of some of the nation’s worst tragedies.The part-time rabbi for Colorado Springs’ Temple Beit Torah assisted in recovery efforts after those mass shootings. In each, he says, faith was his primary way to answer the unanswerable for the survivors.“The first question people always ask in a disaster is, ‘How could God let this happen?’” Kaye said. “Even if people aren’t religious, or are nonobservant, it’s the first question.” Longtime Colorado Springs religious leaders discuss overcoming divisivenessIn the days after a man armed with an assault rifle killed 11 people on Oct. 27 at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue, Kaye, in his role as a spiritual care regional adviser for the American Red Cross, was sent to help make sense of the carnage.Kaye said the shooting … [Read more...] about Colorado Springs rabbi helps survivors answer the unanswerable after worst U.S. tragedies