Posts Tagged ‘playing field’

Megan Kelly is Off the Playing Field & On the Sidelines

March 25, 2017

The New York Times: BUSINESS, Wednesday, November 16, 2016,

A Fox News Anchor Crosses the Powerful and Emerges as a Brighter Star, by Jim Rutenberg

Megan Kelly states in the above article that, “Trump wanted to make me a story line in the race.  I was trying for nine months to get myself off of the playing field and onto the sidelines, where a reporter belongs.”

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New Playing Field in the Middle East

August 28, 2013

New York Times, Friday, August 16, 2013

HIS OPTIONS FEW, OBAMA REBUKES EGYPT’S LEADERS: NO MILITARY EXERCISES, by Mark Landler and Peter Baker

Chilmark, Mass.–“President Obama announced Thursday that the United States had canceled longstanding joint military exercises with the Egyptian army set for next month, using one of his few obvious forms of leverage to rebuke Egypt’s military-backed government for its brutal crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Though the decision is an embarrassment to Egypt’s generals, and will deprive Egypt of much needed revenue, it lays bare both the Obama administration’s limited options to curb the military’s campaign against Islamists in Egypt and the United States’ role as an increasingly frustrated bystander.  Repeated pleas from administration officials to the generals to change course have gone unheeded, and the United States’ first punitive measure, a Pentagon delay in the delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to the Egyptian Air force, also had no effect…

While administration officials acknowledge that Egypt could replace the lost American military aid, they said it would pay a long-term price in lost foreign investment and a ruined tourism industry–a point that Mr. Obama made in his statement on Thursday…

“Heather Hurlburt, a former Clinton White House official who is now executive director to the National Security Network, said the administration should cut off ‘targeted’ cooperation with Egypt’s military without halting aid. ‘No matter where you’re coming from ideologically,’ she said, ‘the playing field we face in the Middle East is not the playing field we faced a month ago.”

Comment:  Playing fields in the Middle East seem to be changing much faster than the fields from which the metaphor is derived.

A Patent-Fight Playing Field

April 16, 2012

The Wall Street Journal, Friday, April 15, 2012

CORPORATE NEWS, Page B5

Apple Becomes a Two-way Player on Patent-Fight Playing Field, by Jessica E. Vascellaro

“Apple Inc. is waging a patent crusade against mobile-phone giants it believes ripped off the Iphone.”

But the company is playing an important game of defense, too, as it faces claims it has violated scores of patents that relate to how devices communicate with wireless networks.”

So Apple is an offensive and defensive player for patents.

The Playing Field Is A Boardroom

February 11, 2012

THE NEW YORK TIMES BUSINESS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2012

DEALBOOK

For This College Sport, the Playing Field Is a Boardroom, by KEVIN ROOSE

At the first Wall Street Training Valuation Case Competition, the Tulane/Shanghai team won first place.  They pitched a 3.2 billion aquisition of RPC, an energy services company by Chesapeake Energy Corporation.  

This article has a clever title comparing a corporate boardroom to a playing field with teams.  There is a baseball term is the second sentence in this post, “pitch.”   A pitcher pitches a ball, but this team pitched an idea for a takeover.