James David Dickson The Detroit News Published 9:53 AM EST Nov 22, 2018 Detroit — Since 1924, when Hudson’s display manager Charles Wendel decided Detroit needed a Thanksgiving parade, crowds have gathered along Woodward Avenue to partake in a spectacle featuring big paper mache heads, themed floats, area marching bands and, for much of that time, a Detroit Lions home game afterward. The theme of the 2018 America’s Thanksgiving Parade is “Art, Heart and Soul,” said Tony Michaels, president and CEO of The Parade Company, which puts on the parade. This year's parade will honor two Detroiters who’ve died in the last year: Art Van Elslander, who once saved the event financially, and Aretha Franklin. Franklin's family members will ride in the parade in two Ford Mustangs, Michaels said. Playing Aretha Franklin tunes behind them will be the Cass Tech marching band, one of 13 bands performing Thursday. “We just wanted (to honor Franklin) … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving Day Parade is off to chilly, but warm-hearted start
Jessica Summers, Bloomberg Published 11:15 pm, Sunday, June 3, 2018 Photo: Ronald Zak, STR Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Khalid al-Falih, Saudi Arabia's minister of energy and chairman of Saudi Aramco, and Nigeria's Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, OPEC's secretary-general, speak to journalists before the cartel's meeting last year in Vienna, Austria. less Khalid al-Falih, Saudi Arabia's minister of energy and chairman of Saudi Aramco, and Nigeria's Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, OPEC's secretary-general, speak to journalists before the cartel's meeting last year in ... more Photo: Ronald Zak, STR Oil bulls lose heart as mega producers signal more supplies 1 / 1 Back to Gallery It’s tough to stay positive on crude when the world’s three oil superpowers are likely to increase production. Hedge funds are … [Read more...] about Oil bulls lose heart as mega producers signal more supplies
0 View Comments DENVER — Never, he said. Never in Jon Gray’s 26 years and six months of human existence has he done what he did on a curious afternoon at Coors Field that gets curious-er and curious-er by the minute. Gray, the former No. 3 overall draft pick and hopeful ace of the Rockies (starting!) pitching rotation, was going to come out of the bullpen on Sunday. Seriously, I saw it, and so did roughly 41,851 others who filtered in to sip some cold ones and ultimately witness the Rockies’ bullpen blow another lead in a 10-7 loss to the stupid Dodgers. Even though the bullpen sits way out past right field, this is Jon Gray we’re talking about: flowing blonde locks, ready smile, emotions on his sleeve. The big fella kinda sticks out, you know? After a jarring defeat that left the clubhouse quiet, I went over to Gray’s locker to double-check. Yep, it was him. Sure was. “It’s definitely … [Read more...] about Paul Klee: Was it a sign that Dodgers’ sweep of Rockies ended with Jon Gray warming up in the Coors Field bullpen?
0 Have your say Hi, my name's Chris, I'm a craic addict. Have been all my adult life. And a bit before, truth be told. There, I admit it.To be cordially invited then to Craic Central was a fix no lust for lifer could refuse. And this top trip duly delivered, proving heady cocktail of culture and ceilidh.In with the Dublin crowd, we warmed amid summer sunshine to this fair city, where the girls are indeed so pretty and, moreover, gulls are pretty raucous.Where better to start 48-hour whet your whistle-stop tour than Liffey liquid shrine that is Guinness Storehouse (www.guinness-storehouse.com).Plant tours include such eye-opening delights as wonderwall fall of water, among key ingredients in time-honoured traditional brewing process, success secret of pint, each of which contains mind-blowing 30 million bubbles (among 30 fun facts featured below). Our VIP visit didn't disappoint on any level - magnificent seven of them, topped … [Read more...] about Craicing city for stout hearts
Gallery PUBLISHED: 22:24 30 May 2018 | UPDATED: 22:32 30 May 2018 Somerset's world champion Jason Doyle held his nerve to edge out King's Lynn Stars. Picture: Ian Burt Archant 2018 King’s Lynn’s injury and illness problems caught up with them in a frustrating last gasp 46-44 defeat at the hands of Somerset on home shale. Robert Lambert plays to the home crowd. Picture: Ian Burt Dale Allitt’s men went into the meeting without Danish ace Thomas Jorgensen, who was ruled out on the eve of the fixture through illness, and world class number one Niels-Kristian Iversen, but still looked to have enough in the tank to see off the Rebels. Aussie aces Jack Holder and current world champion Jason Doyle had other ideas, however - and they inspired the Oaktree Arena side to a shock result. Lewis Kerr once again proved to be a trump card at reserve with skipper Robert Lambert in the points to continue his stunning run of form for the Stars. Aussie ace Doyle revelled on the … [Read more...] about King’s Lynn 44 Somerset 46: Stars slip to heart-breaking late defeat