On a Block of Single-Story Homes, a 'Monstrosity' in Queens Draws Ire
Yuk Cheung, who bought the house at 147-11 56th Road last year, said a spurt of construction in recent months had been driven in part by a rumor circulated by Chinese contractors that the city would pass laws to block the larger buildings. Photo We ...
June 2, 2015
How China Plans to Run AIIB: Leaner, With Veto
“China can't lose from having an economically rational, transparent governing structure at the AIIB that it can showcase in response to the U.S.,” said Leslie Young, an economics professor with Beijing's Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. “This ...
The Short List: Doomsday clock ticks again; Brady on Deflategate; today in Davos
We are dangerously close to the end of the world, scientists said today as they moved the hand of the symbolic Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to midnight. They cited unchecked climate change and the threat of nuclear weapons. Some stark words you ...
January 22, 2015
At least five killed, dozens injured as Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia
Rescue workers search for victims in the wreckage of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia Tuesday night. Share with others: 0 inShare. By Ryan Parker and Lauren Raab / Los Angeles Times. At least five people were killed and dozens injured Tuesday ...
May 13, 2015
Ohio State Upsets Alabama To Reach National Championship Game
The Buckeyes recovered the onside kick, but Alabama got it back one more time after some questionable clock management by Ohio State. The Tide's final shot ended when Sims' desperation heave into the end zone was intercepted as time ran out. Meyer ...
January 2, 2015
Dean Smith, Legendary North Carolina Basketball Coach, Dies
His "Four Corners" time-melting offense led to the creation of the shot clock to counter it. He was the first coach at North Carolina, and among the first in the segregated South, to offer a scholarship to a black athlete. The now-common "point to the ...
February 8, 2015
Chinese Writers and Chinese Reality
When I asked him about this different approach, he said that a plate of tofu's going rancid on the dinner table matters more than so-called big historical events do. Born in 1958, in a small town in Henan, Liu Zhenyun witnessed and experienced China's ...
June 1, 2015
At least five people were killed and dozens injured Tuesday night when an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, with several cars tipping onto their sides, officials said. The scene “is an absolute disastrous mess,” Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said at a news conference. The engine completely separated from the train” and one car was perpendicular to the rest, he said. Approximately 238 passengers and five crew members were on board Northeast Regional train 188, which had been heading from Washington to New York City when it derailed, according to Amtrak. Most people got out of the train on their own, but rescuers are still searching for others, officials said. “The front of the train is really mangled,” AP employee Paul Cheung, who was on the train, told his employer. After the derailment, Amtrak suspended all service between New York and Philadelphia. Patrick Murphy, who hosts MSNBC’s “Taking the Hill” and served in Congress from 2007 to 2011, said he was on the train. The northbound train derailed in the city’s Port Richmond section. Train 188, bound to New York City from Washington, had stopped at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station just minutes before the accident, which occurred near a curve near Wheatsheaf Lane and I-95. “The Federal Railroad Administration is dispatching a...
Top 5 Mantel Clocks at Christie’s HK Watch Auction
At the top of the clock is a sumptuous jade base and a lapis lazuli pushed on top. The lot has a high estimate of $150,000 (HK$1.2 million). Equally rare is the Patek Philippe gilt-brass solar-powered desk clock. Made in 1956, it marks the early days ...
November 26, 2013
Autodesk University 2010 coverage: Chris Cheung on the different Sketch programs
Michael Surtees blogs , a coffee table book-to-be with individually submitted images of people's chairs and stories of those chairs. It's a project by user research firm Sense Worldwide who like to create artifacts or events that reflect the culture they ...
December 5, 2010
It's Like a Jungle Sometimes: Day 25 at the 2007 WSOP
It was another hidden final table, spectator access denied in order to provide a "live" streaming webcast to a worldwide audience. Going into the final showdown with a seven to one chip lead, it took Robert Cheung just one solitary hand to end the ...
June 25, 2007