Julie Hinds Detroit Free Press Published 4:34 p.m. UTC Jun 13, 2018 The Punisher as Lee Iacocca? Well, he is built Ford tough. Jon Bernthal, who plays vigilante hero Frank Castle in Netflix’s “The Punisher,” is in negotiations to portray auto industry legend Lee Iacocca in a major new movie, according to Variety. The yet-to-be-titled drama will center on a clash of car titans, specifically Ford Motor Company's effort in the 1960s to build a car capable of dethroning rival Ferrari at the famous Le Mans endurance competition in France. Matt Damon is set to play innovative auto designer Carroll Shelby in the project, while Christian Bale will play race car driver Ken Miles. More at Freep.com: The real-life story has also been made into a documentary that screened last year at the Freep Film Festival. "The 24 Hour War" won the Spirit of Michigan Award for its history of Henry Ford II's quest to beat the Italian automaker at … [Read more...] about Will this Netflix star play Lee Iacocca in new Ford vs. Ferrari film?
By Henry Fernandez Published May 14, 2018 Congress FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Dr. Alveda King: Rep. Maxine Waters is on the wrong frequency Fox News contributor Dr. Alveda King on the feud between Rep. Maxine Waters, (D-Calif.), and Rep. Mike Kelly, (R-Penn.). The niece of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. responded to the feud between Reps. Mike Kelly and Maxine Waters, saying the skin color argument will only set America back. Continue Reading Below “Instead of calling us to get along as brothers and sisters, Congressman Waters is honestly playing the race card again,” King, a former Georgia state legislator, told Neil Cavuto during a FOX Business interview on Monday. “Skin color does not make the person.” Waters, D-Calif., and Kelly, R-Pa., clashed in a heated House of Representatives floor exchange during a debate last week over the auto industry’s perceived racism when … [Read more...] about Maxine Waters playing race card: Alveda King
On February 9, Apple will launch the HomePod, its first smart speaker. Some publications, YouTubers, and tech-focused blogs have had the chance to try it beforehand, however, and the reviews are almost all saying the same thing: The HomePod is a great speaker that doesn’t really focus on being “smart.” Coming from Apple, this shouldn’t be a big surprise. The HomePod is a product, like the dozens the firm has built and sold before it, that touts its design and engineering more than any other feature. It’s a music accessory. Apple is explicitly advertising the HomePod as a sound-focused device – it sits under the “Music” tab on its website, and its tagline is “The new sound of home.” It also just happens to feature Siri for some added, voice-based functionalities. Because of this, the HomePod is significantly distancing itself from its main competitors, the Amazon Echo and Google Home families of devices. Apple is willingly … [Read more...] about Apple is choosing to sit out the smart speaker race with the HomePod
SpaceX has launched Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket the company has ever built. After its launch, the company’s founder, Elon Musk, called for “a new space race.” Falcon Heavy’s cost of $90 million a launch, made possible by reusable rockets, will vastly undercut SpaceX’s competitors. CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – Just hours after SpaceX thundered its first Falcon Heavy rocket into space and showed off its launch system as the most powerful of its kind on Tuesday, the company’s founder, Elon Musk, called for a new space race. “I think it’s going to open up a sense of possibility,” Musk said of his freshly demonstrated 23-story launcher. “We want a new space race. Space races are exciting.” SpaceX’s behemoth rocket pushed off Launchpad 39A here at Kennedy Space Center at 3:45 p.m. ET. The payload, which is now on its way to Mars orbit, was … [Read more...] about Elon Musk: ‘We want a new space race — space races are exciting’
[SINGAPORE] Singapore faces a race against time to save its past, according to its top archaeologist, who warns relentless development in the land-scarce city-state comes at a heavy price.Construction work has been near ceaseless in recent years as the financial hub rapidly expands, and archaeologist Lim Chen Sian fears relics that could unlock the secrets of pre-colonial Singapore will be lost forever in the building rush."Pre-colonial arrival, there's almost zero (written history) about Singapore," the 42-year-old says, adding that the little that is known has often been pieced together from items found in excavations.He is determined to counter the prevailing idea that little existed before Sir Stamford Raffles arrived in the 19th century and established it as a key trade route for the British Empire.Mr Lim says artifacts from previous digs indicate that in fact a thriving port settlement existed from the 14th to the mid-17th century that was at times caught in a power struggle … [Read more...] about Singapore risks destroying past in race to build: top archaeologist