NEW YORK: The New York Times Co. has roped- in outgoing BBC head Mark Thompson as its next president and chief executive, saying his experience in digital media on a global scale made him the "ideal candidate". Thompson, the outgoing director-general of the BBC, will join the company in November. In addition to his executive roles, he will also sit on the board. Thompson's appointment was announced by Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the chairman of the Times Company and the newspaper's publisher yesterday. 55-year-old Thompson will join the company at a time when it faced challenges posed by changing reader habits and a shifting advertising market. Last month, it reported a net loss of USD 88 million for the second quarter of 2012. "Mark is a gifted executive with strong credentials whose leadership at the BBC helped it to extend its trusted brand identity into new digital products and services," Sulzberger said in a statement. "Our board concluded that Mark's experience and his … [Read more...] about BBC chief Mark Thompson to head New York Times
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A sculptor known for trying to redress history through her art is creating the first statue of real-life women for New York’s Central Park, where the only females so honoured until now have been fictional characters.Meredith Bergmann’s vision for the sculpture, chosen from 91 submissions, features three women’s rights pioneers — Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth. While honouring their specific efforts on behalf of women’s suffrage, women’s civil rights and the abolition of slavery, Bergmann hopes her latest work will also make a statement about the need to recognize the contributions of women.“This monument has a very focused message,” she said in an interview at her studio in Ridgefield, Connecticut. “The fact of the monument itself, that it exists at all, that it will be where it is, is the message.”Of the 23 statues of historical figures in the 840-acre, … [Read more...] about A sculptor known for trying to redress history through her art is crafting first women’s statue for New York’s Central Park
Millennial actor Kartik Aaryan turns a year older today and social media has been buzzing with wishes for the talented actor but what has grabbed our attention is that his co-star and former love Sara Ali Khan is in New York and is having a gala time with her friends. The former lovebirds have parted ways and now reports of Kartik's growing closeness with his 'Pati Patni Aur Woh' co-star Ananya Panday has been making headlines. While the 'Student Of The Year 2' diva wished him with an adorable birthday post, Sara has been sharing glimpses of her NY diaries on social media. Taking to Instagram, the birthday boy had shared a glimpse of his birthday celebrations with his parents earlier in the day and now he has stepped out to promote his upcoming film 'Pati Patni Aur Woh' along with his co-stars Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya. Dressed in a red hoodie and black denim, Kartik has stepped out in his stylish best while flaunting quirky sunnies. View this post on Instagram Jab Mummy Papa … [Read more...] about While Kartik Aaryan celebrates his birthday promoting ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’, former girlfriend Sara Ali Khan has a gala time in New York
Teala Davies, 34, joined the growing list of women who have sued the wealthy financier who died in August after he was found unresponsive in his jail cell in what a medical examiner labelled a suicide. A message seeking comment was left with a lawyer for Epstein’s estate. She filed her lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, where a magistrate judge on Thursday urged lawyers for the estate and victims to negotiate how victims can be compensated for injuries. Davies appeared at a news conference with lawyer Gloria Allred, who read a statement from her client that described herself as the “perfect victim” for a predator who took advantage of vulnerable underage teenagers and young women. Allred said her client had a difficult childhood that included being homeless for a year at age 11. According to the lawsuit, Davies was raped and sexually abused by Epstein at his residences in New York, Paris, Florida, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. “It took me a long time … [Read more...] about Teala Davies outlines new claims against Jeffrey Epstein
Video PlayerClose Zhang Qiyue (3rd L), Chinese consul general in New York, Steven Fulop (3rd R), mayor of Jersey City, Ning Yuan (2nd L), chairman and president of China Construction America (CCA) and other invited guests pose for photo at the landscape platform of Park and Shore residence tower building in Jersey City in New Jersey, the United States, March 28, 2018. A 37-storey residence tower building constructed by a Chinese company celebrated its topping out Wednesday in Jersey City, adding a new touch to the landscape of Hudson River waterfront and the skyline of New York City. (Xinhua/Wang Ying) 1 2 3 4 5 Next 1 2 3 4 5 Next … [Read more...] about Residence tower building constructed by Chinese company celebrates topping out in Jersey City, U.S.