A long train trip: But a ride across Siberia uncovers thriving Jewish communties
Jewish life in Irkutsk coalesces around the synagogue, which contains a Jewish community center, a prayer hall, a meat kitchen, a mikvah, meeting rooms for the community — including one for the chess club, as chess is a very popular pastime in Russia ...
June 26, 2015
The guerillas of Kurdistan through the eyes of New York photographer Joey ...
I can see how a 25-year old travelling solo via Turkey, (the most common entry-point into Syria), whose clothes are mostly black might sound some alarm bells. As Homeland Security walked away, I couldn't help but wonder if this will become a regular ...
June 12, 2015
Police: 'Mr. Chess' stabbed 140 times
Ronshai Jenefor, the man accused of killing "Mr. Kentucky Chess" Stephen Dillard in March, told police he stabbed Dillard more than 140 times "because he was molesting me," according to newly filed court evidence. Jeffersontown Detective Ted Spegal ...
April 15, 2015
Lightning Fill In The Blank
All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else. PETER SAGAL, HOST: Now it's time to move on to our final game "." Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can ...
Andover girl is youngest US female chess master
Carissa Yip can play chess with her eyes closed. The Andover sixth-grader doesn't need a board, no stoic chessmen at the ready. In her mind, she can lead a kingdom into a war of wits and strategy, visualizing each move. And several that will follow....
March 16, 2015
Disappointing tech: When did the future get so ugly?
buttons might not sound like the stuff dreams are made of. But at least the Nintendo powerglove had a bit of oomph about its hardware, a bit of heft. The Apple Watch, on the other hand, is like a suburban hotel alarm clock strapped to a cheap metal ...
May 11, 2015
Parishioners appeal order to vacate closed Scituate church
Parishioners holding a round-the-clock vigil at a closed Catholic church in Scituate are appealing a judge's order to end their nearly 11-year protest. The Friends of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church filed notice Thursday that they will seek an appeal ...
May 21, 2015
To stop this alarm clock, you must solve logic puzzles
NEW YORK: A new alarm-clock app rouses sleepy heads by making them solve complicated math equations, logic games and other puzzles. The app, called FreakyAlarm, might drive you crazy, but it will also get you out of bed. To utilize the programme's basic ...
March 15, 2013
Clock time to change this week
Time is moving fast as noted by many. Time change is already here. Many also use this time to change out all batteries in the smoke alarm systems and other battery operated devices. It also marks the time for spring and warmer months to follow. Several ...
March 5, 2013
Home Away Dual Time Alarm Clock by Kit Men
Vancouver designer Kit Men has created an alarm clock with two faces for people who travel. The Home Away Dual Time Alarm Clock is designed to make it easier for people to know what time to call home when they're away. The product will be exhibited at the ...
August 24, 2009
Chess pieces made from nuts and bolts
I like chess sets more than I like chess -- I've always made them out of bits and pieces, but it never occurred to me to try nuts and bolts (though we've blogged a similar set before, I think this one's nicer). Headed toward the light-bulb aisle in my ...
March 22, 2009
Team Boris’ Alarm Clock Blues
Word reaches Londonist that Boris Johnson’s mayoral campaign is facing a foe more taxing than Ken Livingstone could ever hope to be: tardiness. A number of Bozzaphiles were up bright and early Thursday morning at an undisclosed location, ready to leaflet ...
February 20, 2008
Mother Suing After Being Refused Help To Deliver Her Baby
A Volusia County mother is suing two local hospitals and an ambulance service over her child's brain damage. Rita Chess claims both Burt Fish Medical Center and Halifax Medical Center refused to help her deliver her baby when she went into labor three ...
June 21, 2006