opinion Nolan Finley The Detroit News Published 10:15 PM EDT Mar 23, 2019 I've attended a spate of funerals recently for World War II veterans. It makes sense — the youngest of these amazing warriors are approaching their mid-90s, and they're going fast. This one was for my neighbor's father, Jack McClellan, who joined the Air Force as an 18-year-old in 1944 and flew 35 missions in the Pacific Theater. The Detroiter was a gunner on a B-29 bomber, receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service. As I looked at his medals and the fading photographs of his plane and crew, I was struck again by what an incredible thing this Greatest Generation did. Young men, many still in their teens, eagerly left their homes to join the worldwide fight for freedom, risking their lives, and too often sacrificing them. Everyday Americans became heroes. Those of seemingly ordinary stock charged bravely into the smoke and fire, driven by honor and duty. And then … [Read more...] about Finley: Why we won’t see another Greatest Generation
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By Jacob Carpenter, Brooke A. Lewis, and Emily Foxhall Updated 12:08 pm CST, Thursday, December 6, 2018 Former President George W. Bush observes the military personnel perform the departure ceremony for his father, the former President George H.W. Bush on Thursday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Houston. less Former President George W. Bush observes the military personnel perform the departure ceremony for his father, the former President George H.W. Bush on Thursday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Thursday, ... more Photo: Marie D. De Jesús, Staff Photographer Photo: Marie D. De Jesús, Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 54 Caption Close Image 1 of 54 Former President George W. Bush observes the military personnel perform the … [Read more...] about George H.W. Bush recalled as ‘charter member of the Greatest Generation’
“I’d love to see a show of hands,” says Ashley Yuki. “How many of you have heard of IGTV?” The 30-year-old product manager in charge of IGTV, Instagram’s long-form video platform, is standing in front of a small crowd of twentysomething digital editors and content creators on a warm September morning at Rosaliné, a bistro in West Hollywood. Tucked among trendy boutiques and overpriced salons, the space features ivory tiles, mid-century modern furniture, and cascading green flora, giving it a distinctly “Instagrammy” feel—to borrow a term used by Instagram employees to describe the composed, art-directed aesthetic that defines the image-sharing app. Most hands shoot up, and Yuki, who has the enthusiastic energy of a camp counselor, looks relieved. “Okay! That’s good! Lots of hands. Keep your hand up if you’ve actually used IGTV.” Sensing the crowd’s trepidation, she soothingly urges, … [Read more...] about Instagram’s IGTV was supposed to be the “next generation’s TV-viewing experience.” What happened?
PUBLISHED: 16:10 14 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:30 14 November 2018 The Greatest Showman (2017). Picture: Laurence Mark Productions/Outnow.ch Laurence Mark Productions/Outnow.ch Cinema City in Norwich is stepping into Christmas in style with 12 films guaranteed to get you in the festive mood. 12 Days of Christmas at Cinema CityThe line-up includes yuletide classics It’s a Wonderful Life and Home Alone to this year’s hit musical The Greatest Showman with a special sing-along version. There will also be a preview of the hotly-anticipated Stan and Ollie, starring Steve Coogan and John C.Reilly, accompanied by classic short film The Music Box. Jenny Allison, marketing manager at Cinema City, said:“There really is something for everyone in this year’s programme and it’s probably our most Christmassy yet. “My own personal favourite, The Muppet Christmas Carol is included, alongside less well known but equally adorable A Christmas Story, and of course … [Read more...] about The Greatest Showman and Home Alone coming to Cinema City this Christmas
By Fahd Ahmed Published: October 15, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with trophy after winning his men's singles final match against Borna Coric of Croatia on day 8 of Shanghai Rolex Masters on October 14, 2018 in China. PHOTO: GETTY Serbia’s national animal is the wolf, with a commonly held myth that Serbs have evolved from wolves, not apes. It is also often said that it’s impossible to tame a wolf. Following this logic, Serbs would exhibit attributes that characterise them as individuals who cannot be subdued. Novak Djokovic would then epitomise a typical Serb. It was business as usual this past Sunday at the majestic Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena in Shanghai, where Djokovic cruised to win the Rolex Shanghai Masters 1000. A stunning performance by ‘the Serbinator’ has contributed to yet another accolade in a glittering career which has seen him amass over 70 titles.Djokovic took the Shanghai Masters title for the … [Read more...] about Has Novak Djokovic become the greatest tennis player of all time?