Detroit's Dan Gilbert: Henry Ford or Henry Potter? Dan Gilbert stands on the 10th floor of the Compuware World Headquarters, with a view of downtown Detroit, April 8, 2013. (Photo: Fabrizio Costantini / The New York Times) Click here to support news free of corporate influence by donating to Truthout. Help us reach our fundraising goal so we can continue doing this work in 2014! "The First National Building over here is ours," explains billionaire Dan Gilbert, pointing at the Detroit skyline from his glass promontory in a recent interview with 60 Minutes' Bob Simon. mashable If you want to tune in to CNN's newest morning show, all you have to do is look to your Twitter feed. CNN is partnering with Twitter for a new video series called Your 15 Second Morning, which will highlight one or more big topics from the day in a 15-second clip embedded natively on the social network and shared from CNN's main Twitter account. With this effort, CNN is taking a page from NowThis News, which airs short news videos tailored for specific social networks like Instagram and Vine. "NowThis News has done a great job of tailoring content for the mobile and social audience and they shouldn't quite honestly be the only ones doing it," Andrew Morse, a senior VP at CNN US, told Mashable. The video series is part of a larger initiative from the news company called CNN Digital Studios, which kicked off in late 2013.
Spirit of Detroit Statue - Profile of Spirit of Detroit Statue Sculptor: Location: In front of the City-County Building (aka Coleman A. Young Municipal Center) Dedicated: Inscription in Stone Behind the Statue: Apocrypha Books The apocrypha is a selection of books which were published in the original 1611 King James Bible. These apocryphal books were positioned between the Old and New Testament (it also contained maps and geneologies). The apocrypha was a part of the KJV for 274 years until being removed in 1885 A.D. A portion of these books were called deuterocanonical books by some entities, such as the Catholic church.
NBCNews announces original 15-second daily videos MSNBC and NowThis News have launched a new, co-produced original 15-second daily video series titled 15 Seconds to Truth, which will dig into a big headline each day to uncover a truth hidden behind the day’s conventional wisdom and spin. The video series, launching on MSNBC, Facebook, and Twitter, builds on the recently formed partnership between the NBCUniversal News Group (which includes NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and all related digital properties), and NowThis News, a news organisation that specialises in creating short-form video for audiences across social platforms, and popularised the format of 15 second news videos. In addition to distributing 15 Seconds to Truth across social and mobile platforms, MSNBC will air the news pieces on-air during its regular broadcast lineup as programmes transition in and out of commercial breaks. “MSNBC viewers want honest and informed perspectives that explore the often overlooked angles of important stories,” said Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC.
Metro Detroit The Detroit metropolitan area, often referred to as Metro Detroit, is a major metropolitan area located in Southeast Michigan, constituted of the city of Detroit and its surrounding area. There are several definitions of the area, including the official statistical areas designated by the Office of Management and Budget, a federal agency of the United States. Metro Detroit is known for its automotive heritage, arts, entertainment, popular music, and sports. Six Seconds of Loopy Creativity, and Millions of Fans J. Emilio Flores for The New York TimesSkye Townsend, 20, an actress in Los Angeles, likes using the Vine app. “Instagram is for your pictures and Twitter for your thoughts,” she said. “Vine is for your personality.” Belle Isle Park It is home to the Belle Isle Aquarium, the Belle Isle Conservatory, the Detroit Yacht Club on an adjacent island, the Detroit Boat Club, the James Scott Memorial Fountain, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, a Coast Guard station, and a municipal golf facility. The city had maintained a Nature Center where visitors were able to traverse wooded trails and view wildlife natural habitats. The island includes a half-mile (800 m) swimming beach.