Dell is the first purchaser of Paid Posts, and on Wednesday, there were several such posts on the Web site. The Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. acknowledged in a memorandum last month that ads that appear to be articles "can be controversial" among journalists, but said he expected that "native advertising will play a part in helping restore digital advertising revenue to growth -- something we need to do to support our investment in the journalism of The New York Times." The Paid Posts are surrounded by a blue border to distinguish them from regular articles; are prefaced with a disclaimer that they are "paid for and posted by" outside companies; and are formatted in a different font. There are other kinds of new ads on NYTimes.com too, including something called a "Ribbon unit" that will show up within the new top-of-the-page navigation bar. (Dell's Paid Posts appeared there on Wednesday.) "The design also creates more white space, which makes advertising units more prominent now than they have been in the past," Warren said. Even as it tries to improve its digital advertising picture, The Times is increasingly dependent on subscribers for revenue; at last count it had upwards of 700,000 digital subscribers. The company's hope is that a richer Web site will keep those subscribers happy and woo new ones.
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New York Times redesign points to future of online publishing
A top New York state security official used the laser sighting device .. [read more] on his handgun to guide an audience through a slideshow presentation, sparking alarm among the foreign delegation that had assembled for the program. RELATED: FEDERAL JUDGE RULES CHICAGOS BAN ON GUN SALES UNCONSTITUTIONAL During an Oct. 24 presentation to a Swedish delegation, state Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner Jerome Hauer drew his handgun to use its laser as a pointer, the Albany Times Union reported , citing multiple people who were present for the terrifying gaffe. Witnesses told the Times Union that Hauer often carries the loaded gun into state buildings, violating a state law that forbids state employees from bringing weapons into the workplace. Mishella/Getty Images/iStockphoto Hauer was using the laser sight of a handgun similar to this 9-millimeter Glock in the incident.
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Breaking Down the New York Jets' 2013 Salary Cap: Where Is Money Best Spent?
Releasing Mark Sanchez, Antonio Cromartieand Santonio Holmes would save the Jets a staggering $26.05 million in cap space this offseason, and New York is projected to have a little over $30 million in cap space to spend. That number should place the Jets among the most financially flexible teams in 2014. As all Gang Green supporters know, New York has a lot of young talent and depth on the defensive front. However, the Jets are shaky in nearly every other department. The receiving corps needs to be seriously revamped, the offensive line lacks stability, and the secondary has to be improved. It's up to John Idzik and the front office to decide which units should be addressed in free agency, and which areas should be filled through the draft. However, the Jets should begin the offseason by re-signing some of the core players of last season's surprising eight-win team.
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Gov. Cuomo announces New York will allow limited use of medical marijuana
Special interests and their campaign contributors controlled Albany and the people paid the price." Albany under Cuomo has passed its last three budgets on time - the first such occurrence in three decades. In the past, the state has read more... been known to go without a budget until August, if it got one at all. Cuomo will release his executive budget plan, which will include more detailed figures, in late January. The Assembly and the Senate have until the start of the state's financial year on April 1 to make changes and pass a final state budget in the region of $135 billion. Cuomo is pledging to cut taxes by $2.2 billion over the next three years.
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New York comptroller questions AT&T surveillance report plan
While praising the governor's action, some advocates say New York should still enact legislation authorizing a state medical marijuana program that has been blocked so far by the state Senate's Republicans. Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, a Manhattan http://wallinside.com/post-5189555-farrah-abraham-sex-tape-begs-fans-for-gifts-after-2-million-paycheck-asks-public-for-900-dress.html Democrat, and Democratic Sen. Diane Savino of Staten Island have recently held hearings on a bill they are sponsoring called the "Compassionate Care Act," which would regulate and tax medical marijuana. It has previously passed in the Assembly, but failed to get through the Senate. State Sen. Liz Krueger, another Manhattan Democrat, has been pushing legislation to legalize and tax recreational use of marijuana, arguing state policy outlawing the drug has been costly in terms of law enforcement resources and the futures of people convicted of crimes. In states that permit medical marijuana, it is commonly prescribed for chronic pain, nausea from cancer chemotherapy, glaucoma and some other conditions.
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Photo helps New York family find missing son
Hale is president of a firm that determines eligibility for Social Security disability. Esposito is a former NYPD employee and Minerva is an ex-cop who is currently a disability consultant for the Detectives Endowment Association. None of the accused actually suffered from debilitating stress, officials claim. Many were caught working after retirement, a violation of disability benefits. And some of the retired officers retained their gun permits. Retired officers cannot possess guns if they are being treated for stress.
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New York's Cuomo pushes tax cuts, infrastructure boost
View gallery New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli speaks during an interview with Reuters in New York, October By Ross Kerber BOSTON (Reuters) - A plan by AT&T Inc to explain celebs how it shares some customer information with government agencies may not be enough to restore public trust, an attorney for New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli told securities regulators in a letter provided to Reuters on Wednesday. The attorney's letter dated January 6 keeps alive a surveillance visit here debate the telecommunications giant had aimed to settle in December - part of a growing national discussion of privacy rights fueled by the revelations of former government security contractor Edward Snowden. Under pressure from shareholder activists AT&T promised last month to publish a semi-annual rundown of things like how many law-enforcement agency requests it gets in criminal cases. But DiNapoli's office is worried the company's report could exclude pertinent details, for instance its sharing of customer calling records or requests for information the U.S. company might receive from foreign governments on calls by religious dissidents.
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New York Cops, Firefighters in Massive 9/11 Fraud, Indictment Says
Police in the town of Greece, New York, said Simmons, 20, disappeared New Year's Day from his home, driving away in a red Buick with only with what he was wearing: plaid pajama pants, a gray T-shirt and sneakers. He left his wallet and cell phone behind. Family members and authorities had been looking for him for days without any luck. There were few leads without a phone or credit cards to track him. "We couldn't do a lot of things we normally would do in a missing person's case," said Capt.
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