PUBLISHED: 16:08 16 March 2019 Steve Russell Bananarama: Still going strong Picture: Raph_PH Archant Which 1980s pop songs bring back memories for you? Did ‘Don’t You Want Me’ float your boat, or ‘The Look of Love’ get your pulse racing? Blondie. Brilliant. Picture: NEIL MUNNS/PAI used to know where I stood. Musically, I was a child of the glamtastic 1970s. The era of Ballroom Blitz, Dancing Queen and Bohemian Rhapsody – and pulsing disco that brings a sequin-hating colleague of mine out in a rash. (The Trammps’ Disco Inferno will do it.) Then another workmate knocks me flying.She slides a five-CD boxset onto my desk. “NOW’s 100 Hits of the 80s”. My discombobulation is partly because the apostrophe is missing (strictly speaking, it should be ’80s) but mainly because of the track listing. Far from being a child of the 1970s I was, it was clear, an adult (ish) of the free market-loving … [Read more...] about Just how brilliant was pop music in the 1980s?
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Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 AM EST Feb 1, 2019 One of the auto industry’s longest-running institutions just ended. Ward's Automotive Reports, the 96-year-old weekly newsletter that helped create the craft of automotive journalism, published its last issue Jan. 28, after breaking news since 1924. Shorthanded WAR by the abbreviation-crazed auto industry, the newsletter got its start publishing production figures for the vehicle plants scattered across Detroit in the booming 1920s. Initially named Cram’s Reports for its founder’s last name, the newsletter fed investors' appetite for information on the hot new industry. Cram’s president Al Ward assigned reporters and editors to hang out by the factory gates, asking workers how many Model Ts, etc. they built each day. Automakers eventually realized it was in their interest to report official production figures, and WAR’s decades-long run as the self-described “Bible of … [Read more...] about Ward’s Automotive Reports weekly newsletter ends
Anne D'innocenzio, Ap Retail Writer Updated 8:02 am PDT, Monday, October 1, 2018 FILE- In this Dec. 20, 2017, file photo, a variety of items are stocked on shelves at the Amazon Prime warehouse in New York. Same-day delivery promises the convenience of online ordering with nearly the same immediacy of store buying. less FILE- In this Dec. 20, 2017, file photo, a variety of items are stocked on shelves at the Amazon Prime warehouse in New York. Same-day delivery promises the convenience of online ordering with nearly the same ... more Photo: Mark Lennihan, AP FILE- In this Dec. 20, 2017, photo, a bicyclist with a backpack and basket of customer orders prepares to make deliveries for Amazon Prime Now in New York. Same-day delivery promises the convenience of online ordering with nearly the same immediacy of store buying. less FILE- In this Dec. 20, 2017, photo, a bicyclist with a backpack and basket of … [Read more...] about The quick and the late: Testing same-day delivery
Bob Wojnowski The Detroit News Published 2:13 p.m. UTC Aug 31, 2018 In case you somehow forgot, Michigan hasn’t won a Big Ten title in 14 years, hasn’t beaten a ranked team on the road in 12 years and hasn’t scored a point against Notre Dame in five years. Now the Wolverines face the nastiest schedule imaginable, and in Jim Harbaugh’s fourth season, fans are starting to think it might take a while to reel off three or four consecutive national championships. It looks daunting, opening against the Fighting Irish Saturday night and closing Nov. 24 against Ohio State and interim coach Luke Fickell. But you know what I see? I see a great opportunity for the Wolverines to show they truly are back and they mean it this time and if not this year then next year for sure. Why? Well, my sources in Schembechler Hall confirm Michigan has plans to block this season, and will make a new concerted effort to not let the quarterback get hit all the time. And that … [Read more...] about Wojo’s Pigskin Picks: Michigan hatching a new plan to beat Notre Dame