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  • Feature: The new shape of fusion

    05/24/2015 10:15:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Science ^ | May 21, 2015 | Daniel Clery
    ITER, the international fusion reactor being built in France, will stand 10 stories tall, weigh three times as much as the Eiffel Tower, and cost its seven international partners $18 billion or more. The result of decades of planning, ITER will not produce fusion energy until 2027 at the earliest. And it will be decades before an ITER-like plant pumps electricity into the grid. Surely there is a quicker and cheaper route to fusion energy. Fusion enthusiasts have a slew of schemes for achieving the starlike temperatures or crushing pressures needed to get hydrogen nuclei to come together in an...
  • Of Moose and Timesmen

    05/18/2014 8:50:19 AM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/17/2014 | Ed Driscoll
    By 2003, it was obvious that the New York Times had gone off the rails, between the firings of Jayson Blair for serial fabulism and Howell Raines for hiring him — not to mention Raines’ obsession with the Augusta National Golf Club, while a slightly larger story was unfolding in America: 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, and the dawn of the Global War on Terror. But the clincher was the Moose. You remember the moose, don’t you? "At a 2003 meeting to reassure hundreds of troubled and irate Times staff members that everything was under control, Sulzberger suddenly displayed a stuffed toy...
  • Dear Rachel Held Evans

    04/21/2014 7:13:25 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Summers Pinch Blog ^ | 4-21-14 | Summer Pinich
    A couple months ago, I wrote a blog in response to the whirlwind of media attention Miley Cyrus had been receiving. At the time, all kinds of groups were coming out to condemn or condone her sexually explicit behavior both on and off the stage. For me, it was simple: Miley Cyrus, like much of our Western culture, has bought in to a secular humanistic worldview that reduces her worth to that of an animal and so it should not be surprising that she often acts as such. You see, Cyrus “represses the truth” (Rom 1:18) that she is created...
  • Bloomberg Can’t Save New York Times Co. (NYT stock price is in free fall, needs bailout...)

    06/03/2012 6:12:04 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    InvestorPlace ^ | 6/3/12 | Jonathan Berr
    New York magazine’s recent profile of New York Times Co. (NYSE:NYT) Chairman Arthur Sulzberger does a great job portraying the family drama and economic pressures that led to the ouster of his one-time friend CEO Janet Robinson. Perhaps hoping to end the depressing story on an optimistic note, the article raised the notion that Bloomberg L.P., the private media company founded by New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, would ride to the rescue of the beleaguered publisher “and save the paper from itself, a kind of best worst-case scenario for the Ochs-Sulzberger family.” -snip- New York Times Co. is adrift. Its...
  • Unions: CEO’s $4.5M stinks (New York Times workers decry their own hypocrisy on CEO buyouts)

    12/17/2011 4:04:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/17/11 | KEITH J. KELLY
    The head of the printers and mailers unions at the New York Times blasted the $4.5 million “golden parachute” outgoing CEO Janet Robinson will get to consult for the company while workers shoulder cutbacks and wage freezes. “The Times likes to slam CEO excess until they are the ones doing it,” said Arthur Delanni, president of the Allied Printing Trades Council of New York and of the New York Mailers Union Local 6, both of which are within the Communications Workers of America.
  • The Next Shoe Drops At The New York Times: Now Circulation Revenue Is Starting To Decline

    09/22/2010 7:05:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 9/22/10 | Henry Blodget
    The New York Times Company just issued a disappointing outlook for Q3. None of the news is good, but the worst part is that the company's circulation revenue, which held the ship together through the bust, is starting to break down. Here are the highlights:
  • New York Times Will End Print Edition (Eventually), Publisher Says (50% cut in newsroom staff?)

    09/10/2010 12:17:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 68 replies · 1+ views
    Atlantic ^ | 9/9/10 | Kevin Fallon
    While speaking at a conference in London, chairman and publisher of The New York Times Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. made a major statement about the future of his publication: "We will stop printing The New York Times sometime in the future, date TBD."
  • Sulzberger pinches double the pay (Corporate greed at the NY Times!)

    03/13/2010 7:40:12 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies · 570+ views
    NY Post ^ | 3/13/10 | KEITH J. KELLY
    Top executives at the beleaguered New York Times Company reaped hefty rewards last year, with Chairman Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger more than doubling his total compensation to $6 million. CEO Janet Robinson got even more, reaping $6.3 million, a 31.9 percent hike. The pay numbers were disclosed in Securities and Exchange Commission filings yesterday. The increases come against a backdrop of declining ad revenue, layoffs, frozen pension plans, unpaid vacations and a 5 percent pay cut for most of the rank-and-file workers last year. "Our members are really unhappy with what is happening," said Bill O'Meara, president of the Newspaper Guild...
  • Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim Now Among Biggest NY Times Shareholders (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/12/2010 2:10:58 PM PST · by abb · 33 replies · 764+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | February 12, 2010 | Jennifer Saba
    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu isn't just one of The New York Times Co.'s creditors anymore -- he's now one of their biggest stockholders, according to a Security and Exchange Commission filing Friday. Slim exercised warrants for 15.9 million in Class A shares for a strike price of $6.3572 through his companies Inmobiliaria and GFI, raising his stake in the Times Co. to 16.3% from 6.9% at the time he was approached to loan a substantial sum to the venerable publisher. Slim got the warrants in January 2009 when he lent the Times Co. $250 million. The company said that...
  • U.N. Head: World Faces Era of Crisis 'Like No Other'

    07/07/2009 7:40:47 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies · 1,040+ views
    Fox News ^ | 06/7/2009 | Fox News
    DUBLIN — The United Nations is struggling to keep its peacekeeping missions staffed and supplied as the world endures an unprecedented combination of crises, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday as he opened a two-day visit to Ireland. "We are living through an era like no other. There are multiple crises: a food crisis, fuel crisis, flu crisis and financial crisis," Ban told an invited audience at the Dublin Castle conference center in between meetings with the president and prime minister of Ireland. "Each is a crisis we have not seen for many years, even generations. But this time they...
  • Dusty Rhodes dies at 82; pinch-hitting hero of 1954 World Series

    06/19/2009 12:27:43 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 768+ views
    LA Times / AP ^ | 6/19/09 | Kevin Baxter
    Dusty Rhodes, a light-hitting, hard-drinking outfielder who was at his best on baseball's biggest stage, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Wednesday at a Las Vegas hospital. He was 82. Rhodes, whose left-handed swing was tailor-made for the short right-field porch at the New York Giants' home in the Polo Grounds, never batted more than 244 times in seven big-league seasons and had a career average of just .253. But in his only World Series, in 1954, he delivered a game-winning pinch-hit home run in the 10th inning of Game 1, a game-tying pinch-hit single in Game 2 and a two-run pinch...
  • Pinch Sulzberger grovels before his Patron

    05/03/2009 9:11:26 AM PDT · by Scanian · 28 replies · 1,037+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 03, 2009 | Ed Lasky
    The New York Times must be getting increasingly desperate. The publisher of the Times, Arthur Sulzberger, writes a paean in Time Magazine to Carlos Slim, the billionaire Mexican monopolist who threw the flailing Times a lifeline via a 250 million dollar loan earlier in the year. This is a man who has set back development in Mexico by his monopoly (or near monopoly) of the telecommunications system in that nation. He has been milking his profits for decades, blocking technological development of competitors by using his influence with politicians. The Times has historically derided this type of crony capitalism, especially...
  • Carlos Slim - By Arthur Sulzberger Jr. (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/30/2009 9:10:09 AM PDT · by abb · 38 replies · 1,291+ views
    TIME ^ | April 30, 2009 | Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.
    I recently had the great pleasure of meeting Carlos Slim. He had decided to invest in the New York Times Co. and thought it would be a good idea to get to know me and my senior colleagues. It was obvious from the moment we met that he was a true Times loyalist. We had an enjoyable conversation about what was happening in this country and everywhere else in the world. Carlos, a very shrewd businessman with an appreciation for great brands, showed a deep understanding of the role that news, information and education play in our interconnected global society....
  • The Inheritance (Pinch Sulzberger prewritten obit - Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    03/30/2009 5:44:28 AM PDT · by abb · 42 replies · 1,214+ views
    Poynter Online ^ | May 2009 | Mark Bowden
    NYT publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. "comes off as a lightweight, as someone slightly out of his depth, whose dogged sincerity elicits not admiration so much as pity," writes Mark Bowden. "While no one blames him for what is clearly a crisis afflicting all newspapers, he has made a series of poor business moves that now follow him like the tail of a kite." Friend Peter Osnos says: "Sure, Arthur has made his share of mistakes. But they get recycled all the time, and he rarely gets the credit he deserves for what he's done right."
  • TIMES DODGES BULLET WITH COSTLY HQ SALE (Pinch takes out 11% subprime real estate loan)

    03/10/2009 4:30:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies · 717+ views
    NY Post ^ | 3/10/09 | HOLLY M. SANDERS
    The New York Times has once again gotten itself some financial breathing room - and once again it's coming at a high price. The cash-strapped newspaper yesterday finally struck a deal with investment firm W.P. Carey & Co. to sell space in its sleek Midtown Manhattan headquarters for $225 million, and lease it back from the buyer. As part of the deal, W.P. Carey is paying a low purchase price and getting a high initial rate of return - known in the industry as the capitalization rate - of nearly 11 percent. Real-estate experts said the Times is paying a...
  • NY Times Chairman: Never Seen Things This Bad

    03/06/2009 6:44:42 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies · 889+ views
    CNBC ^ | 3/6/09 | Scott Wapner
    Amid one of the worst-ever downturns to hit the newspaper business, Arthur Sulzburger Jr., Chairman of the New York Times Company told CNBC he's never seen things this bad. "I'm not that old, so yes this is the worst I've ever seen", Sulzburger Jr. told CNBC Friday morning outside the paper's Midtown Manhattan headquarter.
  • Murdoch on the prowl for print sales (target: NY Times - Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/25/2009 5:19:55 AM PST · by abb · 36 replies · 568+ views
    Variety ^ | February 24, 2009 | Dade Hayes
    Rupert Murdoch's counterintuitive quest to invest in print media helped drive away longtime lieutenant Peter Chernin. And now that Chernin can't intercede, does Murdoch want to follow News Corp.'s $5 billion buyout of Dow Jones by gobbling up the struggling New York Times Co.? The answer appears to be yes, as impossible as present economic conditions make it for most deals of any kind to get done. What's more, incredulous News Corp. insiders say Murdoch's love of print media is so fervent that he's also been talking about a play for the Los Angeles Times, which could make easier prey...
  • New York Times suspends dividend (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/19/2009 2:04:06 PM PST · by abb · 48 replies · 1,265+ views
    Yahoo Biz ^ | February 19, 2009 | Staff
    The New York Times Co. said Thursday its board has decided to suspend the newspaper publisher's quarterly dividend in a move to preserve cash as advertising spending continues to decline amid the recession. The suspension of the payout comes after New York Times slashed its dividend to 6 cents from 23 cents in November. "Today's decision provides the company with additional financial flexibility given the current economic environment and the uncertain business outlook," said Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., chairman, in a statement. "We expect the suspension of the dividend, coupled with our other actions, will help us decrease debt and improve...
  • Caroline Kennedy Romance Affair

    01/23/2009 7:44:34 PM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies · 1,388+ views
    Caroline Kennedy Romance Affair Caroline Kennedy rumored affair and Arthur Pinch Sulzberger? Caroline Kennedy’s rumored affair was with New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. (born Sept 22 1951) is the son of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger aka Punch Sulzberger. The son is sometimes called Arthur Pinch Sulzberger as a variation of his father’s nickname. “Obama recently named Caroline Kennedy to his vice presidential search committee - and she’s been telling friends that if he’s elected to the White House, she wants to move to Washington, D.C., and take a role in his Democratic administration,” a friend revealed....
  • (NY) Times Co. Is in Talks to Sell Part of Building (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/23/2009 2:17:32 AM PST · by abb · 41 replies · 507+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 22, 2009 | Terry Pristin
    The New York Times Company is in advanced negotiations to sell a substantial portion of its 52-story headquarters building on Eighth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan to W. P. Carey & Company, an investment and management firm that specializes in so-called sale-leaseback transactions, the newspaper company confirmed on Thursday. Under the deal, the Times Company would sell the 19 floors it currently uses in the building but not the 6 floors it leases to other tenants. The Times Company would continue to occupy and manage its floors and would have the right to buy back the space at a predetermined price...