“I’ve loved newspapers all of my life — and always will…Berkshire buys for keeps…You should treat public policy issues just as you have in the past,” he has assured publishers and editors of the Media General Inc. daily newspapers due to become part of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. “I have some strong political views, but Berkshire owns the paper — I don’t. And Berkshire will always be non-political.”
Subtext: I won’t be a Rupert Murdoch.
How the litigation- and controversy-fuelled discovery of treasure ‘worth billions of dollars’ (trust but verify) at the Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram is the stuff of dreams worldwide.
Note: The last line in the attached pdf (downloaded from the writer’s website, www.jakehalpern.com) is incomplete; it should read: “No, let it be.”
The Secret of the Temple, Jake Halpern in The New Yorker.pdf
Thanks to a collaborative digitisation project, the 141 volumes aggregating more than 43,000 pages of the private journals of Queen Victoria (reign: 1837-1901), ‘the first British monarch to celebrate a diamond jubilee’, can now be read online by anybody:
Kevin Pietersen tweet: “Can somebody PLEASE tell me how Nick Knight has worked his way into the commentary box for Home Tests?? RIDICULOUS!!”
What was Nick Knight’s offence? ‘An inoffensive chap…with a modest Test record…[but] one of the most effective England one-day players of his time’, he had questioned Pietersen’s ‘right to a place in the team when…[his] one-day form was at its lowest’: