Jonny Mellor finished 15th at the New York City Marathon – completing the challenging course in two hours, 16 minutes and nine seconds. The Liverpool Harrier finished as the first British and European athlete across the line with a total of 52,812 runners finishing the event, breaking the world record for marathon finishers. New York held the previous record of 51,394 finishers, set in 2016. Mellor said: “That was one of the toughest but most amazing experiences of my career to date. I thought London (Marathon) was special but the crowds were incredible along the route and made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up at times. “I was satisfied with my run, but I did want to run a little quicker with the goal beforehand to finish inside the top 10, so I fell slightly short of my target having tied up in the final three miles. Trackside: Griffiths and Penfold shine “Hitting First Avenue in Manhattan in the 17th mile was unreal. The crowds were deafening and … [Read more...] about Trackside: New York TIMES
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Report says tax evasion helped Trumps build family fortune. The state of New York on Tuesday launched an investigation into President Donald Trump following an explosive report alleging that he and his family cooked up fraudulent financial schemes to help their parents dodge millions in taxes. Trump pocketed at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father Fred’s real estate business, The New York Times reported, citing a “vast trove” of confidential tax return and financial records. “The Tax Department is reviewing the allegations in the NYT article and is vigorously pursuing all appropriate avenues of investigation,” the department said in a statement. The Times report said that much of that fortune came to Trump because he helped his parents evade taxes, setting up a fake corporation with his siblings to disguise millions of dollars in gifts from their mom and dad. During his presidential campaign, Trump promoted himself as a self-made … [Read more...] about New York launches tax investigation into Trump after N.Y. Times report
Kelly Jane Torrance 1 June 2018 6:46 PM 1 June 2018 6:46 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp When Mark Thompson, a Briton, took over as CEO of the New York Times in November 2012, he was under a dark cloud. He’d just served as Director General of the BBC, and the corporation had been accused of covering up the sex crimes of one of its biggest-ever stars, the late Jimmy Savile. Ever keen to demonstrate objectivity, the Times ran an opinion piece a few days before Thompson took over, asking whether he was really the right man for the job. ‘Since early October,’ wrote columnist Joe Nocera, ‘all anybody has asked about Thompson are those two most damning of questions: what did he know, and when did he know it?’ That’s precisely the sort of objectivity that the New York Times could desperately do with now, especially when it comes to reporting on Britain. Nearly six years after Thompson’s … [Read more...] about What’s the New York Times’s problem with Britain?
The New York Times plans to expand its roster of television shows and podcasts, retooling popular columns and behind-the-scenes tales of its journalism to help attract subscribers who may have never read an article in the newspaper.Buoyed by the success of “The Daily,” a hit podcast hosted by Michael Barbaro, Times executives see new storytelling tools as a gateway to audiences who may be coaxed into signing up for the newspaper, executives told advertisers at an event Monday in New York. Projects include a podcast for kids and “Caliphate,” an audio series that tells the story of a Times reporter covering the Islamic State.The licensing fees and ads from TV shows and podcasts will be small at first, and unlikely to approach the revenue the company gets from traditional sources. But Times executives see them as tools to attract more subscribers, which now total 3.6 million, including customers for its crossword puzzle and cooking product. That subscriber growth, … [Read more...] about New York Times Expands TV, Podcast Effort After ‘Daily’ Success
It seems everyone is a restaurant expert these days, from your overly opinionated office mate to anonymous Yelpers with an axe to grind. But if there’s one group that truly knows how to pick a good place, it’s a chef.Where do the best professional cooks go to eat in New York when they’re not doing it as part of their job?It turns out, they go everywhere: to after-hours joints in Little Tokyo, cozy neighborhood spots for date night, and the hottest dining rooms in midtown.Café Luxembourg has been an art deco escape on the Upper West Side since the 1980s. Craig Koketsu of Quality Meats goes there on nights off with his wife. “I am hard-pressed to recall an experience that is as comforting and enjoyable as any of my frequent dinners at Cafe Luxembourg, a few blocks from my apartment,” says Koketsu. His go-to meal is a Boulevardier (shaken not stirred) with mixed green salads (“I know, you’re yawning, but … [Read more...] about Where Top Chefs Go Out to Eat in New York