More than 1200 killed as strong earthquake rocks Nepal, tremors felt in India
India's Ministry of External Affairs has set up hotlines to provide help and information round the clock. The numbers to the An Associated Press reporter in Kathmandu said a wall in his compound collapsed and there was damage to nearby buildings....
April 25, 2015
32 Ideas For Decorating Dorm Rooms, Courtesy Of The Internet
With fall quickly approaching, the time has come to begin gathering sheets, clothing hangers, shower caddies and the million other things you'll need for dorm life. But once you've got the necessities, it's time to get creative. That's where the ...
August 13, 2014
Caribbean immigrant Emmelin Marcina King is still 'carrying on' at 100 years old
Fleurimond will also use the "Chit Chat and Chiktay” event to re-launch her “Sunset Marmalade Konfiti product website and support the “Haiti Uncovered Project,” which will create a coffee-table book of color photos and text celebrating the regional ...
June 1, 2014
Artist Spotlight: Chris McVeigh, Lego virtuoso
There is no shortage of Lego obsessives on the planet, but few have made the toy (if you want to call it that) the major focus of their livelihood. Canadian author, illustrator, toy photographer, and Lego kit-creator Chris McVeigh has managed to turn ...
March 7, 2014
Home decor with a retro vibe
Grace Feyock's wall clock for Uttermost is made of vintage pictures of old license plates. A map made of license-plate images makes bold, graphic wall art, by David Bowman. A set of She sells through Urban Outfitters, Society 6 and her own Etsy shop....
June 12, 2014
Album Review: Elvis Costello and The Roots – Wise Up Ghost
At the risk of giving away too much too soon, there's one thing that listeners need to know going into Wise Up Ghost: This is not an Elvis Costello hip-hop record. Costello has never before put listeners in a position to speculate about his hip-hop ...
September 25, 2013
'Use a Segway to beat traffic congestion'
“I would take the entire length of the Beach Road through Satwa roundabout and via the pavement on Maktoum Bridge to bylanes around the Clock Tower in Deira. I avoided arterial roads, stuck to smaller lanes, bylanes, always avoiding the highways,” he ...
January 28, 2014
Kathmandu: A massive earthquake killed more than 1,200 people Saturday as it tore through large parts of Nepal, toppling office blocks and towers in Kathmandu and triggering a deadly avalanche at Everest base camp. Officials said at least 1,170 people are known to have died in Nepal, making it the quake-prone Himalayan nation's worst disaster in more than 80 years. But the final toll from the 7. 8 magnitude quake could be much higher, and dozens more people were reported killed in neighbouring India and China. "The death toll has reached 1,170," Nepal police spokesman Kamal Singh Bam told AFP, adding that rescue efforts were still underway. Everest base camp avalanche kills 10. An avalanche at Mount Everest base camp triggered by a massive earthquake killed at least 10 people on Saturday, including foreign climbers, a Nepalese official said. "We don't have the details yet, but 10 have been reported dead so far, including foreign climbers," Gyanendra Kumar Shrestha from Nepal's tourism department told AFP. Hotlines set up. India's Ministry of External Affairs has set up hotlines to provide help and information round the clock.
Ordinary “form letter” congratulations came from the White House, but this recipient, Emmelin Marcina King, exemplifies the extraordinary. Known by family and friends as “Tantie Marcina,” King (pictured) was reportedly in rare form for fete marking her centennial, which is officially May 30. Her birthday was celebrated at a joyous affair in the Bronx on May 24. At 100 years of age,... Yvette Clarke (D-Brooklyn) and City Council Member Mathieu Eugene (D-Brooklyn) brought official birthday greetings for King, who once owned a home and lived in Brooklyn. King, the seventh of eight children, was born in St. Vincent’s Diamond Village on May 30, 1914. She left the island as a young adult, moved to Aruba and raised a family. Following an older sister and brother who came to the U. S. many decades earlier, King arrived in America in 1946. She worked as bookkeeping machine operator for a manufacturing company until her retirement 30 years later. With her three siblings, King jointly owned a home on W. 148th St. , but later purchased and lived in a house on Rockaway Parkway and, after retiring, at the St. Margaret’s House on Fulton St. in Manhattan. She now lives with relatives on Long Island and plays an active role in the family’s affairs.
There is no shortage of Lego obsessives on the planet, but few have made the toy (if you want to call it that) the major focus of their livelihood. Canadian author, illustrator, toy photographer, and Lego kit-creator Chris McVeigh has managed to turn his Lego love into a shared art form. At the age of 12, McVeigh was, by his own account, “sternly dissuaded from buying more toys or engaging in any sort of toy-related activities. “I was a huge fan of Lego as a kid, but my folks were adamant that I set toys aside and ‘grow up. ’ It was well over 20 years before I returned to Lego,” McVeigh recalls. But after friends gave him a Star Wars Lego set in a Christmas gift exchange some 10 years ago, “I found myself once again enthralled with Lego…then one day I found that I wasn’t totally happy with an expensive set that I’d bought, so I decided to... In addition to classic recreations of objects and scenes, McVeigh commemorates some of his favorite original Lego designs with photo portraits. McVeigh has created kits for cameras, rotary telephones, brick sketch portraits of famous cartoon characters, old fashioned TV sets complete with rabbit ear antennas (one of McVeigh’s personal favorites), butter cream birthday cake slices complete...