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Sep 22, 2015

Volkswagen to make amends following emissions scandal – U.S. head

NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Volkswagen AG’s
U.S. head on Monday said he was confident the German automaker
would restore customer confidence after it “totally screwed up”
by rigging emissions tests of diesel-powered vehicles in the
United States.

Michael Horn vowed to make amends at a lavish event in New
York to promote the 2016 Passat where the carmaker doled out
German beer, pretzels and “cheddary ale fondue” to dealers and
the media, before a performance of rockstar Lenny Kravitz.

Jul 12, 2013
via Photographers' Blog

My day with the Naked Cowboy


New York City, NY

By Darren Ornitz

Having lived in New York for eight years, Times Square is nowhere near the top of my list of places to photograph. In fact, it’s probably close to dead last. Just the other day however, I got an assignment to roam the chaotic streets trying to find a feature story. Walking through the revolving doors of the Thomson Reuters building, I wondered where I would even begin. While something exciting could happen at any moment, the chances of running into Elmo getting arrested seemed improbable.

After only a few blocks I found myself wedged between a family trying to take photographs of the apparently fascinating Nasdaq building and a bunch of men screaming at me while waving pamphlets in my face about how much fun I’d have sitting on top of a red bus in the middle of bumper to bumper traffic touring the city.