Thursday, July 29, 2010
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
To the President of Syria, Mr. and Mrs. Bashar al-Assad
Mr. and Mrs. President Bashar al-Assad:
At the tender age of 17 months my severely ill daughter Sofia, an American
citizen, was abducted by her mother on Monday, July 26, in Istanbul, Turkey,
and taken to Syria.
Fox News: ▸ video ▸ story
I was informed yesterday by Sofia's mother that she will not be coming back
to the United States nor will she allow Sofia to return home.
Sofia has been diagnosed with a severe medical condition that requires
immediate treatment in the United States. It was scheduled to start on July
27, 2010, in New Jersey, the day after her abduction and was supposed to last
until she reaches the age of 3.
Any delay in the urgently needed treatment will result in a life-long
disability for Sofia and make her dependent for the whole of her a... (more)
New Media on Ulitzer
Last week we were accidentally copied in on an internal e-mail from a
software company with a market cap in excess of five billion dollars. As I
read through this long e-mail thread, which included references to our
company, I couldn't help but reflect on the past. I forwarded this e-mail to
their CEO and he acknowledged its receipt. History is repeating itself, I
realized, and I wanted to share my thoughts with our readers and with the CEO
of this software company.
In 1985-86 I worked at IBM as a market research analyst in White Plains, NY,
at the company'... (more)
At SYS-CON Media we see our inventories are filling up to 100% capacity for
the months of November, December, and January, and we are seeing
better-than-normal RFP activity for the first quarter of 2010.
When I say this, I am comparing the current insertion order activity to the
same period last year. We will be closing 2009 roughly 32% below 2008 in
revenues (far better than any other tech media company), which forced us to
reduce our expenses for the same period by around 40%. Last fall, while the
world was falling apart, we were preparing for a ... (more)
I left SYS-CON's offices in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, right on time just
before the snow storm closed the airports.
These live pictures below show East Saddle River Road through my iPhone
on my way to the airport.
I'm adding more pictures daily to my "live photo blog" from Cat Cay...
This driver in front of me slipped and hit the sidewalk outside Yossi's
Deli, at the corner of East Saddle River Road and Lake Street in Montvale,
As I arrived in Ft Lauderdale, I met pilot Eric who was waiting to take me
to Cat Cay. We took off on a Norman Islanders (BN-2) as soon as... (more)
Andreas Liveras of Liveras Yachts, Nicholas Edmiston of Edmiston and Company,
Alex Braden of Yachting Partners International, Peter Croke of Merle Wood and
Associates, Michael White of Cavendish White were all on the docks the first
day of 15th Annual Monaco Yacht Show. Andreas Liveras of Liveras Yachts with
Carmen Gonzalez and Robyn Forma of International Yacht Vacations & Charters
Magazine, the first day of 15th Annual Monaco Yacht Show. Liveras is holding
the current issue of YV&C, which has an exclusive article on P/Y Annaliesse.
(September 21, 2005, Monaco) - This year's MYS ... (more)