Ford wage, benefits fuel union buzz at Honda, Toyota, says Canadian autoworkers leader
Jerry Dias has his eye on Honda and Toyota now.The president of Unifor, the union representing Detroit Three autoworkers in Canada, said contract talks with Ford Motor Co. went so well that nonunion workers have begun making inquiries, wondering if the time has come to join.The Ford deal announced Sept. 28 included a $1.5 billion (U.S.) investment to bring battery-electric vehicle production to Oakville Assembly near Toronto and a new engine derivative to Windsor. The agreement was a massive negotiation among government, company and union officials. And the wages set a pattern for the other au...
Detroit Free Press
Lizzo and Letterman swap Minnesota memories on Netflix show
Thank goodness David Letterman isn’t taking retirement too seriously. In one of four new episodes of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” premiering Wednesday on Netflix, 73-year-old established legend Letterman sits down with 32-year-old future legend Lizzo in one of the most spirited, revealing interviews of her burgeoning career. The chat includes plenty about her time in Minneapolis, including an anecdote about her last time with Prince in which her mentor started crying after playing for her his piano version of “Purple Rain.”Overall, she has nice things to say about her six years in th...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
How a San Diego staycation got her back to a happy place
SAN DIEGO — On our recent vacation, my husband and I visited the Australian outback and an Asian rain forest. We ogled otherworldly leafy seadragons, stumbled upon a majestic bald eagle and luxuriated in the hypnotic calm of a Pacific Ocean kelp forest. There was also time to visit a serene island paradise. Twice.In other words, we stayed home. But when home is San Diego, a staycation can be your ticket to the mind and body reboot you could probably use right about now. Or a lifetime ago, give or take.Way back in the Before Times — January? February? The dreamy blur that was 2019? — our family...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Album reviews: Low Cut Connie, Annie, The Brothers Osborne
Low Cut Connie“Private Lives”(Contender *** 1/2)Back in January before the pandemic hit, Adam Weiner began the rollout toward the release of his band’s sixth album with “Look What They Did,” a sad-eyed piano lament about hard times and broken dreams in Atlantic City, New Jersey.The song sent out a signal that “Private Lives” was going to be something different for Low Cut Connie, a raucous rock and soul band whose sweaty, high-energy performances can mask the depth of Weiner’s sharply observant songwriting.With “Private Lives,” Weiner’s growth as an empathetic writer of never-facile character ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Person to Person: How to avoid feelings of isolation from others
If you’re like most people, staying away from friends and family during the pandemic is getting tougher. We humans, by nature, are very social creatures. Relationships make us happy.If you live alone, you’re likely feeling vulnerable to depression, plus other odd emotions you can’t describe. It’s typical to feel hopeless at times.To get a grip on your emotions, ride out the storm of the pandemic, and get your mental health to a better place, try a few steps to create predictability. A routine, planned activities, and connection to specific people can help you regain your balance.These tips can...
Tribune News Service
Fabiola Santiago: Trump, Pence promise a 'Cuba libre' in Miami, but only Obama outsmarted the Castros
Republicans know the drill well.It’s not a proper presidential election without the standard call in Miami for a free Cuba — and the Trump campaign isn’t taking any chances in must-win Florida.The traditional cafecito stop at Versailles with people swarming a candidate may be lost to the contagious coronavirus, but words that stir a people’s yearning for the homeland left behind are still the election prop of choice.Words don’t cost a thing, except maybe to the isolated and repressed people in Cuba.And so, on Thursday, both President Donald Trump, said to be recovered from COVID, and Vice Pres...
Global Auto Markets Begin to Emerge From Pandemic Slowdown
Global Auto Markets Begin to Emerge From Pandemic Slowdown Mixed data in Europe show the auto rebound remains fragileNew-car sales in Europe rose last month for the first time this year, a sign that the global auto industry is slowly beginning to pull out of its worst slump in decades.Yet even as consumers return to dealerships in the United States, China and Europe, a full recovery from the sharp decline triggered by lockdowns earlier this year is likely to take years, analysts said.China, the world’s biggest car market by sales, was the first to succumb to the Covid-19 pandemic and the first...
The Bangkok Post
More measures taken to stop pandemic in Europe
By JONATHAN POWELL in London | China Daily Global | Updated: 2020-10-19 02:19Europe is now reporting more than 150,000 daily novel coronavirus cases and cities across the continent are battling to contain the situation with new restrictions.Paris and other French cities began a nighttime curfew on Saturday that is expected to last for at least a month and aims to curb the soaring infection rate.France registered nearly 142,800 new infections last week, which is more than the 132,430 reported during the entire two-month lockdown from mid-March to mid-May, according to analysis by the Reuters ne...
Roberto Firmino makes no bones about his feelings regarding ex-Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho
Both Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino saw action together for Brazil on Saturday, with the home team running out 5-0 winners over Bolivia in their World Cup qualifying clash.Liverpool Roberto Firmino has explicitly labelled Philippe Coutinho as one of the very best in the world , saying that playing with him at Liverpool was a pleasure.Both strikers were in action together as Brazil showed their dominance in their emphatic 5-0 rout of Bolivia with Firmino netting twice for the home team and Coutinho wrapping up the proceedings with Brazil’s fifth.Barca midfielder Coutinho has kicked off t...
Football Tribe Asia
Liverpool and Real Madrid stumped as Juventus plot mega £361m bid for top target
Juventus are touted to be planning an all-time record £361million transfer bid for PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe, which comes as a huge blow to Liverpool and Real Madrid’s hopes of signing the attacker.As the top clubs circle in the giddying stratospheres of European football, Mbappe is expected to be the hottest subject of a mega bidding war next summer with the France star having just under two years left on his contract in Paris. Most importantly, he has reportedly decided he won’t extend his current deal and has openly made known his intentions, telling the Ligue 1 Parisian giants that he wa...
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