Norwood, Ohio, already was bleeding in 1987 when General Motors Corp. pulled the plug on its plant in the Cincinnati suburb, idling more than 4,000 workers and sucking away 35 percent of the city’s tax base.Other heavy industries had packed and left, and still others were on the verge of moving out. But when the Camaros and Firebirds stopped rolling off GM’s Norwood assembly line, it became a defining moment for the city of about 20,000 residents.GM had been making cars in Norwood since 1923. The plant appeared impervious to economic forces that periodically rock the auto industry, including the 1970s gas crisis. “When other General Motors plants were shut down, ours was running two and three shifts a day,” recalls Norwood Mayor Thomas F. Williams. “It didn’t affect those Camaros and Firebirds. When General Motors decided to close, everybody said that’s the end of Norwood.”But, Williams quickly adds, “It didn’t happen … [Read more...] about Taking Control
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A DEVASTATING fire which ripped through the Grenfell tower block in West London left 71 people dead and hundreds homeless. Investigations and recovery operations took months and an inquest continues following the blaze, which broke out in the early hours of June 14, 2017. Here's what we know... How many people died in the Grenfell Tower fire? Police revealed in November 2017, more than five months after the fire, that 71 people had died including a stillborn baby. The first victims were named as Syrian refugee Mohammed Al Haj Ali, 23, and artist Khadija Saye, 24. A public inquiry into the cause and spread of the fire officially opened on September 14, 2017 - exactly three months on from the inferno. Recently retired lord justice of appeal, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, was appointed to lead the Grenfell Tower public inquiry. The 70-year-old hopes to produce an interim report by Easter 2018. On September 19, police revealed they were considering pursuing individual manslaughter … [Read more...] about Grenfell Tower victims – how many people died in the London fire in June 2017?
First daughter Ivanka Trump tweeted what she called a “Chinese proverb” to mark President Donald Trump’s recent historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and the Internet was quick to point out it isn’t one. “Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it,” she wrote on Monday.Many users of China’s social media site Weibo were baffled but helpful. A number of people offered suggestions for a Chinese equivalent. They included, “A true gentleman should keep silent while watching a chess game,” and, “If you can do it, do it; if you can’t, shut up.” The Washington Post did some digging into the phrase Ivanka Trump shared and found that “according to the website QuoteInvestigator.com, a version of it may have first been published in the United States more than 100 years ago.” 30 PHOTOS Donald Trump and his … [Read more...] about Ivanka Trump’s ‘Chinese’ proverb tweet leaves social media baffled
Ivanka Trump on Wednesday tweeted a poorly received “thank you” to her father for signing an executive order that ensures families who cross the border illegally will no longer be separated. “Thank you @POTUS for taking critical action ending family separation at our border. Congress must now act + find a lasting solution that is consistent with our shared values;the same values that so many come here seeking as they endeavor to create a better life for their families," she wrote in her tweet. Thank you @POTUS for taking critical action ending family separation at our border. Congress must now act + find a lasting solution that is consistent with our shared values;the same values that so many come here seeking as they endeavor to create a better life for their families— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 20, 2018Among the many unfavorable responses was the tweet: … [Read more...] about Ivanka Trump faces backlash for tweet about her father’s executive order to end family separations
close Video House Speaker hopeful Jim Jordan: What to know A look at what to know about Ohio Representative Jim Jordan, the lawmaker who just announced his bid for House Speaker **Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** On the roster: What Congress does instead of its duty - Polls show Trump approval low in Midwest states - Administration scrambles to reunite migrant families - The Judge’s Ruling: Requiescat in pace - Hot (food bar) summer There is still much that the members of the legislative branch must do before the November election, particularly as it relates to budgeting and appropriations. Then there are things that they should be doing, like addressing the ongoing debacles surrounding immigration and health insurance. th Congress. In our post-shame era, there’s not much to do about such dereliction. There are still other things that Congress could be doing. Election security … [Read more...] about What Congress does instead of its duty