The Brooklyn Eagle The Brooklyn Eagle, Kings County Democrat, was a daily newspaper published in the city and borough of Brooklyn, in New York City, for 114 years from 1841 to 1955. At one point, it was the afternoon paper with the largest daily circulation in the United States. Walt Whitman, the 19th-century poet, was its editor for two years. Other notable editors of the Eagle included Thomas Kinsella, St. Clair McKelway, Cleveland Rogers, Frank D. Schroth, Charles Montgomery Skinner; the paper, added "Daily" to its name as The Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Kings County Democrat on June 1, 1846. The banner name was shortened on May 14, 1849 to The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, but the lower masthead retained the political name until June 8. On September 5, 1938, the name was further shortened, to Brooklyn Eagle, with The Brooklyn Daily Eagle continuing to appear below the masthead of the editorial page, through the end of its original run in 1955; the paper ceased publication in 1955 due to a prolonged strike.
It was revived from the bankrupt estate between 1960 and 1963. A new version of the Brooklyn Eagle as a revival of the old newspaper's traditions began publishing in 1996, it has no business relation to the original Eagle. The new paper publishes a daily historical/nostalgia feature called "On This Day in History", made up of much material from the pages of the old original Eagle; the Brooklyn Public Library maintained an online archive of the original Brooklyn Daily Eagle issues encompassing the years 1841 through 1955, a virtual encyclopedic survey of the history of the city and the borough of Brooklyn for more than a century. The archive was purchased by Ancestry.com for their newspapers.com website. A provision of their contract with BPL requires the material to be provided to site visitors without a subscription, unlike most newspapers.com content. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle was first published on October 26, 1841, its address at this time, for many years afterwards, was at 28 Old Fulton Street, Brooklyn.
A few days after it started, the paper suspended publication for a month due to a printing press fire. From 1846 to 1848, the newspaper's editor was the poet Walt Whitman; the paper started as a combination of Democratic party organ. During the American Civil War, the Eagle supported the Democratic Party; the Eagle played an important role in shaping Brooklyn's civic identity. The once-independent city became the third-largest city in America at that time, across the water from old New York City. In the 1898, it became a borough as part of the annexation and merger campaign that formed the City of Greater New York; the Eagle had editorially tried to forestall and stop this process, claiming that Brooklyn would go from being a great city on its own to a hinterland of the bigger city. In August 1938, Frank D. Schroth bought the newspaper from M. Preston Goodfellow. In addition to dropping the word "Daily" from the paper's front page, Schroth increased the paper's profile and readership with more active local coverage focused on the borough as opposed to the other competing dailies at that time in Manhattan, such as The New York Times, New York Herald-Tribune, New York Journal-American, New York Daily News, New York Post, New York World-Telegram & Sun, New York Daily Mirror, Newsday, further out in the Long Island suburbs.
The newspaper received the 1951 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its "crime reporting during the year." Investigative journalist Ed Reid in an eight-part series exposed the activities of bookmaker Harry Gross and corrupt members of the New York City Police Department. This exposé led to an investigation by the Brooklyn District Attorney, resulted in the eventual resignation of Mayor of New York City William O'Dwyer. On June 22, 1953, a newspaper boy, collecting for the Brooklyn Eagle, at an apartment building at 3403 Foster Avenue in Brooklyn, was paid with a nickel that felt funny to him; when he dropped it on the ground, it contained microfilm inside. The microfilm contained a series of numbers, he told the New York City Police Department, which in two days told a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent about the strange nickel. The FBI was not able to link the nickel to KGB agents until a KGB agent, Reino Häyhänen, wanted to defect to the West and America in May 1957, including Vilyam Genrikhovich Fisher in the Hollow Nickel Case.
In the face of the continued economic pressure brought on by a strike by the local reporters' trade union, the Newspaper Guild, attempting to sell the Eagle, the paper published its last edition on January 28, 1955, shut down for good on March 16, 1955. Thomas N. Schroth, the publisher's son, served as the newspaper's managing editor in the last three years of its existence, before moving on to become editor of the Congressional Quarterly and founder of The National Journal in Washington, DC, which covered the activities and actions of the United States Congress in the Quarterly, national capital political events in the Journal which endure into the 21st Century; this occurred around the same time as the National League baseball team, the Brooklyn Dodgers, who played at Flatbush's Ebbets Field, shocked the city and joined the rival New York Giants at the old Polo Grounds in Manhattan in moving to the West Coast and becoming the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants. The loss of both primary national icons of the to
MS Nordic Orion is a Danish bulk carrier registered in Panama City. A coal and ore carrier, Nordic Orion has a capacity of 75,603 tonnes deadweight, it was built in 2011 by Oshima Shipbuilding. Nordic Orion has an ice-strengthened hull, it is notable for being the first large sea freighter to transit the Arctic Northwest Passage, it is operated by Nordic Bulk Carriers. Nordic Orion started its voyage from the Port Metro Vancouver, Canada on 6 September 2013 carrying a cargo of 73,500 tons of coking coal; the ship completed its voyage through the passage on 27 September stopping at Nuuk and reached its destination, the Port of Pori, Finland on 9 October 2013. Northwest Passage shortened the distance between Vancouver and Pori by 1,000 nautical miles compared to the traditional route via the Panama Canal. Fuel savings were $80,000. Nordic Orion was able to load 15,000 tons more cargo than sailing through the Panama Canal due to its depth limits; the journey has been described as an opening of a new era on the commercial use of Arctic.
It has caused criticism from environmental organisations such as the Bellona Foundation and some Canadian experts. Michael Byers, an expert at the University of British Columbia, warned about shallow waters and icebergs that may cause risk to ice-strengthened ships. According to Byers, Canada's search and rescue capabilities in the Arctic area are poor. Nordic Bulk Carriers has acknowledged the Nordic Orion never would have made the voyage if the Canadian Coast Guard had not provided free icebreaker escorts
Sleepers, Wake! Technology and the Future of Work is a book written by Barry Jones published in 1982 and reprinted many times. A revised and updated edition was published in 1995. Based on the premise that technologically advanced nations are passing through a post-industrial or information revolution, Jones analyzes the unique threats and opportunities of the sudden rise in information to the field such as manufacturing, service employment, basic income. Jones argues that science and technology have changed the quality and direction of life in the past century far more than politics, ideology, or religion. Therefore, inventors such as Thomas Edison and Henry Ford have shaped human experience more broadly and enduringly than Lenin and Hitler; some of the book's key points, such as the claim that technological innovation is a major component of economic growth, are more accepted now than in 1982. But, to quote Barry Jones himself, "The central thesis was that people were going to be living longer, far longer, but it was possible that they would be working a good deal less."Due to the rising issues for the labour force, Jones proposed the need to assist workers in income support and choosing to stay or leave the workforce.
However, Jones noted in the 1990 edition that the Labor government did not pursue the idea of basic income when it won office in 1983. Sleepers, Wake! Analyzes the major changes in the workforce and presents the possible political programs to assist the society in profiting from the technological advancements; the fourth edition uses 1991 Commonwealth census data as confirmation of his thesis about changes in the labour force. Barry Jones was Australia's Minister for Science in the Hawke government from 1983 to 1990. Jones, Barry Owen. Sleepers, Wake! Technology and the Future of Work. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195537567