The executive was speaking a day after Margaret Sullivan, the public editor of the New York Times, wrote an article under the headline "Times must aggressively cover Mark Thompson's role in BBC's troubles". Her piece discussed the Savile scandal and said: "It's worth considering now whether he is the right person for the job, given this turn of events." … [Read more...] about Savile fallout: former BBC chief ‘expects to be grilled’ for New York Times post
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Hertz (left) was born on August 1 1982 in Brooklyn, New York, to Abraham and Jean Hertz. After earning a bachelor of fine arts degree from Queens College, he joined the army before working for Walt Disney Company and then founding Michael Hertz Associates in the late 1960s … [Read more...] about Michael Hertz, whose firm designed New York City’s famous subway map, dies at the age of 87
'The Governor is also calling on the federal government to authorize the Wadsworth Center and NYC Public Health Lab to test for the virus, allowing for expanded testing capacity and expedited test results' said a press release from the governor's office. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus test kit shortages abound: California only has 200 sets of swabs and New York is making its OWN diagnostic as CDC admits ‘this has not gone as well as we hoped’
It is quite thrilling, not least because banning things runs so contrary to the American idea. More than 23bn plastic bags are used in New York each year, and the planet is dying, but even so, the Bag Waste Reduction Law is so muscular, so big government, that no one can quite believe it is happening. There are a few workarounds. You will still be able to buy paper bags, for 5c each, but stores aren’t required to provide them. And some supermarkets are offering reusable plastic bags. (To qualify as “reusable”, a bag has to be able to carry 22lbs over a distance of 175 feet, which it is pleasing to imagine the bag police trying to test and enforce). … [Read more...] about Is there anything more Un-American than New York’s plastic bag ban?
Weinstein also faces charges in California, with allegations that he raped a woman at a Los Angeles hotel in 2013, then sexually assaulted a different woman in a Beverly Hills hotel the next night. He could be jailed for up to 28 years on the charges in the California case. Additional sexual assault cases are under investigation by police in the LA area. … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein starts work on appeal from New York hospital