Monday, June 17
Jeff Zucker’s Latest Bet: Prestige TV
Business, Economy

Jeff Zucker’s Latest Bet: Prestige TV

Jeff Zucker is returning to the world of morning television. Sort of.Mr. Zucker, the former CNN president and onetime executive producer of the “Today” show, is investing in Media Res, the independent Hollywood studio behind the hit prestige dramedy “The Morning Show” on Apple TV+.It’s the latest gamble by Mr. Zucker in his effort to build a mini media empire for RedBird IMI, the venture company he founded in 2022. The deal, announced on Thursday, is also his first direct involvement in the world of scripted programming since he ran NBCUniversal’s entertainment arm in the early 2000s.Neither side would disclose financial terms, but Mr. Zucker said in an interview that he planned to take a seat on the studio’s board and provide guidance and advice. The founder and chief executive of Media R...
Museum World Hit by Cyberattack on Widely Used Software
Technology

Museum World Hit by Cyberattack on Widely Used Software

Several prominent museums have been unable to display their collections online since a cyberattack hit a prominent technological service provider that helps hundreds of cultural organizations show their works digitally and manage internal documents.The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Rubin Museum of Art in New York and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas were among the institutions confirming that their systems have experienced outages in recent days.The service provider, Gallery Systems, said in a recent message to clients, which was obtained by The New York Times, that it had noticed a problem on Dec. 28, when computers running its software became encrypted and could no longer operate. “We immediately took steps to isolate those systems and implemented measures to prev...
Six teams, one draft and loads of Ikea furniture: How the PWHL was made in six months
Sports

Six teams, one draft and loads of Ikea furniture: How the PWHL was made in six months

TORONTO — The line began at the gates of Mattamy Athletic Centre and stretched a full city block. Women’s hockey fans, after decades of waiting for a best-on-best league, were happy to wait a little longer for the doors to open for the first-ever Professional Women’s Hockey League game.The line was dotted with reminders of the past. There was a Natalie Spooner Toronto Furies jersey from her time in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. Several Toronto Six jerseys representing the Premier Hockey Federation and some from the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association exhibition stops. The people wearing those jerseys from previous eras of women’s professional hockey were on their way into the old Maple Leaf Gardens to celebrate something new: the inaugural game of the PWHL between Toronto...
Woman Sues Dentist After Getting 4 Root Canals, 8 Crowns and 20 Fillings in 1 Visit
Health

Woman Sues Dentist After Getting 4 Root Canals, 8 Crowns and 20 Fillings in 1 Visit

A Minnesota woman who said that she received four root canals, eight dental crowns and 20 fillings in a single visit to a dentist’s office has sued him for negligence, claiming that he caused her disfigurement.The patient, Kathleen Wilson, of Hennepin County, Minn., filed the lawsuit on Dec. 21 in District Court against Dr. Kevin Molldrem of Molldrem Family Dentistry in Eden Prairie, Minn., over the July 2020 visit that she said caused her significant injuries, which was reported last week by The Star Tribune.Ms. Wilson said in the legal complaint that she lost income because of the dental work and that she had endured “pain and suffering, embarrassment, emotional distress and disfigurement” as a result. It is not clear from the lawsuit what Ms. Wilson’s occupation is.A lawyer for Ms. Wils...
Canada’s Boreal Forests Badly Damaged by Logging
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Canada’s Boreal Forests Badly Damaged by Logging

Canada has long promoted itself globally as a model for protecting one of the country’s most vital natural resources: the world’s largest swath of boreal forest, which is crucial to fighting climate change.But a new study using nearly half a century of data from the provinces of Ontario and Quebec — two of the country’s main commercial logging regions — reveals that harvesting trees has inflicted severe damage on the boreal forest that will be difficult to reverse.Researchers led by a group from Griffith University in Australia found that since 1976 logging in the two provinces has caused the removal of 35.4 million acres of boreal forest, an area roughly the size of New York State.While nearly 56 million acres of well-established trees at least a century old remain in the region, logging ...
U.S. Awards Chip Supplier $162 Million to Bolster Critical Industries
Business, Economy

U.S. Awards Chip Supplier $162 Million to Bolster Critical Industries

The Biden administration on Thursday announced plans to provide $162 million in federal grants to Microchip Technology, an Arizona-based semiconductor company that supplies the automotive, defense and other industries.The agreement is the second award announced under a new program intended to help ensure that American companies that rely on semiconductors have a stable supply. Last month, the Biden administration announced a $35 million grant for BAE Systems, a defense contractor.The investment will enable Microchip to increase its production of semiconductors that are used in cars, airplanes, appliances, medical devices and military products. The administration said it expected the award to create more than 700 jobs in construction and manufacturing.“Today’s announcement with Microchip is...