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The New York Times Company

The New York Times Company is an American mass media company which publishes its namesake newspaper, The New York Times. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. has served as chairman since 1997. It is headquartered in New York; the company was founded by Henry Jarvis George Jones in New York City. The first edition of the newspaper The New York Times, published on September 18, 1851, stated: "We publish today the first issue of the New-York Daily Times, we intend to issue it every morning for an indefinite number of years to come."The company moved into the cable channel industry purchasing a 40% interest in the Popcorn Channel, a theatrical movie preview and local movie times, in November 1994. The company completed its purchase of The Washington Post's 50 percent interest in the International Herald Tribune for US$65 million on January 1, 2003, becoming the sole owner. On March 18, 2005, the company acquired About.com, an online provider of consumer information for US$410 million. In 2005, the company reported revenues of US$3.4 billion to its investors.

The Times, on August 25, 2006, acquired Baseline StudioSystems, an online database and research service on the film and television industries for US$35 million. The company announced on September 12, 2006, its decision to sell its Broadcast Media Group, consisting of "nine network-affiliated television stations, their related Web sites and the digital operating center"; the New York Times reported on January 4, 2007, that the company had reached an agreement to sell all nine local television stations to the private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners, which created a holding company for the stations, Local TV LLC. The company announced that it had finalized the sale of its Broadcast Media Group on May 7, 2007, for "approximately $575 million". On May 7 2007, the company announced that its About.com web information service was acquiring Consumersearch.com a Web site that compiles reviews of consumer products, for $33 million in cash. The company moved from 229 West 43rd Street to The New York Times Building at 620 Eighth Avenue, on the west side of Times Square, between 40th and 41st streets across from the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Bus Terminal.

On July 14, 2009, the company announced that WQXR was to be sold to WNYC, which moved the station to 105.9 FM and began to operate the station as non-commercial on October 8, 2009. This US$45 million transaction, which involved Univision Radio's WCAA moving to the 96.3 FM frequency from 105.9 FM, ended the Times' 65-year-long ownership of the station. In December 2011, the company sold its Regional Media Group to Halifax Media Group, owners of The Daytona Beach News-Journal, for $143 million; the Boston Globe and The Telegram & Gazette of Worcester were not part of the sale. In 2011, the Times sold Baseline StudioSystems back to its original owners, Laurie S. Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein, majority shareholders of Project Hollywood LLC. Facing falling revenue from print advertising in its flagship publication in 2011, The New York Times, the company introduced a paywall to its website; as of 2012, it has been modestly successful, garnering several hundred thousand subscriptions and about $100 million in annual revenue.

In 2013, the New York Times Company sold The Boston Globe and other New England media properties to John W. Henry, the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox. According to the Times Company, the move was made in order to focus more on its core brands; the paper bought AM radio station WQXR in 1944. Its "sister" FM station, WQXQ, would become WQXR-FM. Branded as "The Radio Stations of The New York Times", its classical music radio format was simulcast on both the AM & FM frequencies until December 1992, when the big-band and pop standards music format of station WNEW was transferred to and adopted by WQXR. By 1999, The New York Times was leasing WQEW to ABC Radio for its "Radio Disney" format. In 2007, WQEW was purchased by Disney. On July 14, 2009, it was announced that WQXR-FM would be sold to the WNYC radio group who, on October 8, 2009, moved the station from 96.3 to 105.9 MHz and began operating it as a non-commercial, public radio station. After the purchase, WQXR-FM retained the classical music format, whereas WNYC-FM abandoned it, switching to a talk radio format.

Alongside its namesake newspaper, the company owns the New York Times International Edition and their related digital properties including NYTimes.com, as well as various brand-related properties. Since 1967, the company has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYT. Of the two categories of stock, Class A and Class B, the former is publicly traded and the latter is held privately—largely by the descendants of Adolph Ochs, who purchased The New York Times newspaper in 1896. On January 20, 2009, The New York Times reported that its parent company, The New York Times Company, had reached an agreement to borrow $250 million from Carlos Slim, a Mexican billionaire "to help the newspaper company finance its businesses"; the New York Times Company repaid that loan ahead of schedule. Since Slim has bought large quantities of the company's Class A shares, which are available for purchase by the public and offer less control over the company than Class B shares, which are held.

Slim's investments in the company included large purchases of Class A shares in 2011, whe

Ian West

Ian William West is an Australian politician and former Labor Party member of the New South Wales Legislative Council, serving from 2000 until his retirement in 2011. Ian West was born on 3 August 1951 to parents Rita, one of three siblings. Raised in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, he attended Bass High School. Ian West attended University of Technology Sydney to study law, he obtained a distinction in Advanced Industrial Law, but did not complete his degree. He joined the Chester Hill branch of the Labor Party in 1968, he became an organizer for the NSW Federated Miscellaneous Workers' Union in 1976. He was elected NSW Assistant Secretary of the Liquor Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers' Union in 1981 and held that role until 2000. In 1991 he became a member of the New South Wales Administrative Committee, remained a member until 2001. Ian West was touted for nomination to the New South Wales Legislative Council in 1998 when he faced a party pre-selection battle for the vacancy caused by the departure of Ann Symonds.

Ian West was not successful at that pre-selection. Ian West did enter the New South Wales Parliament following his nomination to the casual vacancy in the Legislative Council caused by the resignation of Andy Manson. West was sworn into Parliament in a joint sitting on 1 November 2000, he first faced election in the 2003 New South Wales general election, where he was pre-selected as number fourth on the Labor Party ticket. He was elected with the eighth highest quota. In Parliament Ian West is the Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Issues and is a general member of the Stay Safe Committee and General Purpose Standing Committee 3, he was Deputy Government Whip from 28 March 2003 to 2 March 2007. He was a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Road Safety between 5 May 2003 and 2 March 2007, the Standing Committee on Social Issues from 21 May 2003 to 2 March 2007, he was the Legislative Council Representative on the Macquarie University Council from 7 May 2003 to 31 December 2005

Karma (Winger album)

Karma is the fifth studio album by American rock band Winger. The album was released on 16 October 2009 in 27 October 2009 in the United States; the inspiration for a new Winger came about at the end of 2008, when Kip Winger had the vision to meld the more commercial and song-oriented approach of the first two albums with the more "thinking-man" approach of the last two studio records. Kip Winger said of the title that "We were discussing the interesting path the band has had and we have all been through so much together. So we went for Karma as this is a word that sums up the experience of being in the band."When questioned about the album, Kip Winger has stated: "When the chance came up to do a new Winger record, I envisioned an upbeat rocking record, a cross between the first Winger album and Pull. So Reb and I wrote all the music in a month or so. I worked for six months to finish it in the classic Winger style."On August 7, 2009, Reb Beach wrote on his website that "Anyway, Kip and I have started the fifth Winger record, I think you all are going to be so happy with it.

I fly to Nashville next week to finish the guitars. It's up-tempo, Mötley Crüe-ish stuff; the tunes are, you know, good time, bang your head stuff. It has the elements of being the best Winger record yet, so we'll see. I did the best solo of my career on the outro of a'Headed for a Heartbreak' type song, that I know! It's two minutes long!!". WingerKip Winger - vocals, keys, engineer, mixing Reb Beach – guitars, vocals John Roth – guitars, vocals Rod Morgenstein - drums, piano on "First Ending"Additional musiciansMichael Chapdelaine - guitar on "First Ending"ProductionPete Cotutsca, Arthur Sloatman - additional engineering Frontiers Records wingertheband.com sound samples from the album