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Henning: Tigers' vacant GM job to attract baseball's best and brightest

Chris Ilitch proved with one dynamite blast Wednesday that he gets how badly things have gone for the Tigers. He did not wait, as anticipated, for the regular-season’s end to axe Al Avila as Tigers general manager. He did not, as some imagined, push Avila to a senior office where Avila could cozily spend his final summers with a MLB team for which Avila has toiled 20 years.
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Music Industry Moves: Range Media Partners Hires Lisa Wolfe as Senior VP Operations, Sam Drake as Director of A&R and Publishing

Range Media Partners has hired Lisa Wolfe as senior vice president of operations and Sam Drake joins as director of A&R and publishing. With more than 30 years of experience in the music industry, Wolfe begins her new role following stints at Columbia Records and Modest! Management. At Columbia, where she was VP of promotion and marketing, Wolfe oversaw high-profile campaigns, industry advertising and chart and airplay strategy for acts such as Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé and Mariah Carey. At Modest!, she worked closely with One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Anthony Ramos and Little Mix. Prior to her role with Range, Drake...
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GM Confirms It's Making $1500 Option Mandatory on Some New Models

GM is making a $1500 option mandatory on all new Buick, Cadillac, and GMC vehicles, according to a report today by the Detroit Free Press. The option is for the three-year OnStar and Connected Services Premium Plan. Essentially a price hike, GM's mandatory option looks to be the latest example...
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Bruins GM gives new update on David Pastrnak contract extension talks

Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said July 13 that his team would have an "aggressive mindset" in its attempt to sign right winger David Pastrnak to a contract extension. Almost a month has passed since those comments and Pastrnak is still without an extension. He's entering the final year...
Truth About Cars

Report: GM Requiring Customers to Spend $1,500 for OnStar

General Motors is reportedly making OnStar standard equipment for all new Buick, Cadillac, and GMC models. However, it's also been alleged that the company will be forcing customers of those brands into a three-year subscription for the "Connected Services Premium Plan" that'll cost roughly $1,500 and represent the latest example of how automakers are leveraging subscription fees to improve their overall profitability.

Man accused of threatening GM plant bound over for trial

FLINT, MI – A Genesee County District Court Judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors had put forth enough evidence to suggest there was probable cause in charging a Burton man accused of threatening the General Motors truck and bus plant in Flint last month. Paris DeSean Alexander appeared before District...

Nearly a hundred genes have been lost during the woolly mammoth's evolution

A new study shows that 87 genes have been affected by deletions or short insertions during the course of the mammoth's evolution. The researchers note that their findings have implications for international efforts to resurrect extinct species, including the woolly mammoth. The study was published today in the journal iScience by researchers at the Centre for Palaeogenetics in Stockholm, a collaboration between Stockholm University and the Swedish Museum of Natural History.

Las Vegas baby diagnosed with rare genetic mutation

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - A mysterious illness has turned one local family’s life upside down. Their baby is fighting to survive after a rare diagnosis. Josette Gentile told FOX5 her daughter Isla was a dream baby for the first few months of her life, but she became concerned when the infant wasn’t able to hold her head up.
Truth About Cars

GM Files For Trademarks For Four Cadillac Celestiq Trims

General Motors has filed for four trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark office. The trademarks are believed to be related to trim-level names for the upcoming Cadillac Celestiq EV. The trademarks have been filed for Celestiq Aurora, Celestiq Magentic, Celestiq Mist, and Celestiq Vale. That order appears to...

GM Design Team Shows Off 2023 Chevy Colorado Sketches

The 2023 Chevy Colorado made its official debut last month, arriving with a fully redesigned exterior and interior, new technologies and a completely new powertrain lineup, among countless other changes and improvements. With the debut of the new mid-size truck behind it, the GM Design team has begun to release...

Analyses of heat shock transcription factors and database construction based on whole-genome genes in plants

The heat shock transcription factors (Hsfs) are members of a key transcription factor gene family that responds to heat stress and plays an important role in heat resistance. Previous reports have shown that Hsf family genes contain several conserved domains. At the N terminus is a DNA-binding domain (DBD) that can recognize promoter elements of heat-responsive genes. An adjacent oligomerization domain (OD or HR-A/B) is found in all Hsf family genes and comprises mainly hydrophobic heptad repeats. HSFs are sequence-specific DNA binding proteins that bind specifically to heat-shock elements (HSEs) with high affinity.

The mystery gene that helps mice survive virus infections

Researchers from UNSW Sydney have discovered that a particular transposable element, or jumping gene, in the genome has a profound effect on the immune response to virus infection. The findings in mice, published in Nature today, provide new information about how the immune system is regulated, and have potential ramifications...

Tigers part ways with GM Al Avila

DETROIT -- The Tigers on Wednesday parted ways with vice president/general manager Al Avila, who led the team through a difficult rebuild but paid the price for a disappointing 2022 season. Sam Menzin, vice president and assistant GM, will continue as the day-to-day point of contact for the baseball operations department, the club announced.

Tigers fire longtime GM Al Avila amid disappointing season

The Detroit Tigers have made a significant change at the top of their organization amid a disappointing season. The Tigers announced Wednesday that they have fired general manager Al Avila after seven years at the helm. Owner Christopher Ilitch said he would lead the search for a new GM, with assistant GM Sam Menzin taking over the role in the interim.
Industry Week

Foxconn Lines up More Work for Former GM Plant in Ohio

Foxconn, which earlier this year bought General Motors former Chevy Cruze plant from Lordstown Motors, plans to make Monarch Tractor electric farm vehicles at the plant starting in 2023. The Taiwan-based company, best know as the contract manufacturer for Apple iPhones, is pushing into electric vehicles with contracts in Ohio...

Tigers fire GM Al Avila

The Detroit Tigers fired executive vice president and general manager Al Avila on Wednesday, the club announced. "Once I decided to make a change, I sat down with Al and thanked him for his nearly 22 years of service to our organization," Tigers chairman and CEO Christopher Ilitch said in a statement.

Tigers fire GM Al Avila after 22 seasons

The Tigers announced that they have parted ways with executive vice president and general manager Al Avila, effective immediately, per a press release from the team. Sam Menzin, vice president and assistant general manager, will continue as the day-to-day contact for the team, per the release. The club’s chairman and CEO Christopher Ilitch says that he will oversee the search for Avila’s replacement.

GM to demo six finishing machines at Labelexpo

Finishing equipment manufacturer GM has confirmed its participation at Labelexpo Americas 2022, which returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, USA, 13–15 September 13-15. GM’s centrally located booth in Hall F will highlight the company’s latest innovations which provide digital label producers and converters with...