mandrixx.net

Alleged Al Qaeda Operative Al Libi Taken To New York Week After Capture In Libya

There is nothing definitive yet, he said. New York Magazine earned widespread praise for its striking cover showing the power blackout in Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy.Photo: AP The company is in the midst of its budget planning for next year in an increasingly tough environment for print. Bagaria declined to comment on profitability but said its not the first time the company has mulled the move. Over the past five years weve considered various options, he said. While digital ad sales are growing, it has not been enough to stem the shrinking dollars coming from the weekly print edition, increasing pressure on Editor-in-Chief Adam Moss. It would be sad if it happened, but it would not surprise me, said Steve Cohn, editor of Media Industry Newsletter, which showed that New Yorks ad pages were down 9.2 percent year-over-year through Oct. 14. Digital now accounts for about half the companys ad revenue, but that is attributable as much to prints steady erosion as it is to digitals gains in recent years. Before the recession, New York racked up 3,343 ad pages in 2007, according to MIN 1,500 pages more than it is expected to tally this year. Ad pages fell 12 percent in 2008, followed by a staggering 27 percent drop in 2009. And in a move that is sure to be worrisome as it pushes for digital dollars, Web traffic in September dropped to 3.6 million unique monthly visitors, according to comScore, a 16 percent drop from last year. A Wasserstein family trust inherited the magazine after the death of Bruce Wasserstein in 2009. The financier brought it for $55 million back in 2003. So far, the Wasserstein family has kept the magazine and websites rolling, but it is not clear what the trusts capacity is to absorb losses over a prolonged period. The most recent example in the weekly media world holds little promise.

New York pupils could get Muslim school holidays

Where should al Libi be tried? His son, Abdullah, said the family hoped to get him a lawyer that would “work with him, for him.” It was unclear if al Libi already has a lawyer. “We don’t want him talking to just anyone,” Abdullah said. “We don’t want just any lawyer asking him questions.” A U.S. official said al Libi received care at a medical facility in New York for a pre-existing medical condition and is “doing better.” The official did not detail the medical issue. His wife told CNN this month that al Libi has a severe case of hepatitis C and that she was worried about his health. U.S. special operations forces captured al Libi in Tripoli more than a week ago. The 49-year-old native of Libya is accused of playing a role in the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. The United States had been holding him aboard a Navy ship, U.S. officials said. He was questioned there by members of a high-value detainee interrogation team, the officials said.

New York accent voted second most attractive: How you doin?

What is it that makes the New York accent so appealing to members of the opposite sex? According to the popular dating network, Cupid.com, New Yorkers have a short, sharp directness that sometimes comes across as harsh, but that didnt stop it from landing second place as most attractive accent in North America. The New Yawk tawk is quite popular, especially amongst those women surveyed, possibly because it is so recognizable, which makes it a favorite with singles. Fuggedaboutit! Those of us born and bred in New York know all too well how cute our speech is. But, we also understand that among the regions of this big state are variations of the famous New Yawk talk, most notable New Joisey, who adopted its dialect from New York transplants, yet ranked 5% in the Cupid.com sexy accent survey. Long Island, or as we like to say, Lawngeh Eyelan, has a sweet twang associated with the likes of Theresa Caputo. Den dere is da Brooklynese, and if you didnt understand dat or that, it translates to then there is the Brooklynese, where people use turlets (toilets). Staten Island is a combination of all of the above, but only residents of the Big Apple can identify the dissimilarities. We also lay claim to the tuff-tawkin Puerto Rican/New York accent, along the lines of Rosie Perez. However, a new, most annoying derivative of the New York inflection has been growing amongst young urbanites, teens and college-aged individuals, the speech where they whine and elongate sentences and end statements in the form of a question? Heres hoping this trend ends soon so the strong and sexy New Yawk talk can earn its way to the top spot of the Cupid.com dating poll.

Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio, the frontrunner in the race to be mayor, has told Muslim voters that New York should respect everyone’s faith. “That’s why we have to respect people of Muslim faith by providing the Eid school holidays for children in our school system,” he said Wednesday. It was unfair, de Blasio said, for Muslim children to have to decide between observing the religious holiday or sitting for an exam that could fall on the same day. “They can’t do both under our current system,” the mayoral candidate added. “We try to make sure that with children of other faiths they don’t have to face that conundrum and it shouldn’t happen to Muslim children either. It will take some time to resolve, but I know we can do it.” Opinion polls give de Blasio a huge lead in the race for the November 5 election. The next mayor will formally take office on January 1, 2014. His main Republican party opponent, Joe Lhota, has also indicated support for granting Muslim school holidays. At a campaign stop in Brooklyn, Lhota acknowledged that New York’s Muslim population was rising. “Their religion needs to be respected as all other religions are respected,” he was quoted as saying by the New York Daily News. Thirteen percent of New York school children are Muslim.