Hong Kong Protesters Are Digging In
Around one o'clock in the morning, a crew of young workers readied their final barrier of the night — wall after wall of bamboo, metal, and plastic and wood pallets. Workers had dragged large planters from elsewhere to the inside of the maze. I asked ...
October 13, 2014
It was constructed in six stages, taking seven years to complete; with each phase, the wall was extended, each time cordoning off more territory. Moroccan military defensive positions and observation posts are stationed every seven miles, staffed by ...
June 25, 2014
Three women found dead in a cabin in a German wood in suspected suicide pact
A 44-year-old woman from nearby Kassel and a 23-year-old woman from Potsdam, near Berlin, also died. 'The backgrounds of the joint suicide victims have not been investigated yet, but we will look into mental illness,' Volker Konig, a chief inspector in ...
January 31, 2014
Lithuania around Christmas is cold, some 10 to 15 degrees Celsius below zero. Degi parks the Saab, and we enter a small restaurant in the old city with green walls and black-and-white photographs reminiscent of a Parisian cafe. Our freakishly tall ...
April 24, 2013
The Souls of Chinese Cities
As decoration, a lifesaver is affixed to one wall, besides the words: "Welcome Aboard." Less welcoming, however, are the English-language fliers affixed to each table by the local police, a curious mix of intimidation and paternalism (typos preserved):....
August 12, 2012
The Last Famine
While driving one day near his headquarters, the Turkana Basin Institute, Richard pointed at a dusty cargo truck, its bed piled high with illegally cut wood. "Charcoal for the Somali refugee camps," he said with a puckish smile. "The U.N. pays for it ...
March 2, 2012
If we use common-wall housing units with shared foundations and roofs we're saving building materials such as wood and reducing the impacts on air, water, and soil of manufacturing concrete, sheetrock, plywood, paint, rebar, and metal lath and fasteners....
April 17, 2013
Day-long Meditation Retreat
This is a day-long insight meditation ... night out at seven o'clock. RSVP now for the Spring Fashions Show and Garden Party. The event is Saturday, April 25, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Governor’s Mansion. RSVP by April 15. Lunch is provided by Tahoe ...
April 10, 2015
Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of April 4-5
The last eight saw triumphs for grit and grind in two of the games while flair and flamboyance won the day in the Massif Central ... Saints skipper Tom Wood at least found the wit to sum his team’s effort up in a comical tweet after Northampton ...
April 7, 2015
Dallas Cowboys' Top Needs, Fits for 2015 NFL Draft to Build for the Future
If Gurley weren't in the midst of recovering from a torn ACL, he would likely be a top-15 pick; however, since he is recovering from the torn ACL, he could be available when Dallas is on the clock at No ... would be a great Day 3 selection who could ...
April 5, 2015
College Basketball Capsules - Men: Wisconsin ends Kentucky's undefeated run
But first, a day of well-earned rest on Easter Sunday ... have the momentum before Wisconsin outscored the Wildcats 15-4 down the stretch. The Badgers appeared to benefit from a missed shot-clock violation that ended up with a game-tying basket by Nigel ...
April 4, 2015
A bitter pill: How Syria broke my grandfather's heart
And there, leaning against a wall ... and the Old Clock roundabout. Having spent all of his savings purchasing the shop, my grandfather had to borrow 2,000 liras from one of his sisters to stock its empty wooden shelves. In the early days, he would ...
April 5, 2015
Wine Suggestions For a Hoppy Easter
March the 20th marked the Vernal Equinox and at 6:45 p.m. it was officially the first day of Spring. However ... Definitely great value at $15. Serve well chilled. I enjoyed this on it's own. Perfect turkey wine. Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2013 California ...
April 1, 2015