Good morning Well another commercial aircraft has gone missing in the area of Indonesia. This time it is an Air Asia flight: [Updated statement] QZ8501 https://m.facebook.com/notes/airasia/updated-statement-qz8501/10152667884908742 AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24 (Surabaya LT) this morning.
Back in October a routine Las Vegas news clip went viral after viewers fixated on a kid that was fiercely posing and vogueing in the background. Since then 15 year-old Brendan Jordan has appeared on chat shows and was surprised by RuPaul with an invitation to a Drag Race taping. And now he's a model. From the text of the above American Apparel ad: Brendan is from Las Vegas, Nevada.
Every few years, another diet seems to be all the rage. Food fads come and go every day. Go ahead, try to follow all of the advice that has proliferated: eat low fat, cut out all sugar, eat like a caveman, become a vegan, cut out gluten, go dairy-free, measure glycemic index. You'd be left with nothing but water — and maybe spinach. (Most diets allow spinach.
Marc Thiessen explains how President Obama is applying the lessons of Jonathan Gruber to his foreign policy.Well it seems, Obama is applying the “Gruber Doctrine” once again — this time to foreign policy.
Monteux conducted Saint-Saëns (!) in the Schumann Concerto[from the 80th-birthday interview with Edward Kellyincluded in the set]How Monteux came to conduct the premiere of Stravinsky'sPetrushka (and later, of course, The Rite of Spring)Monteux conducts the opening of PetrushkaAs we know, he conducted the ballet's premiere with Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1911.
Over the weekend, the New York Times highlighted Chipotle’s recent decision to print (very) short stories by famous writers on its paper cups and take-out bags. Called “Cultivating Thought,” the campaign is the brainchild of Brooklyn novelist Jonathan Safran Foer, who approached the fast-casual Mexican grill chain after visiting one of its establishments earlier this year.
Vigone (Italy) (AFP) - Considered taboo in many parts of the world, eating horsemeat remains sufficiently widespread in Italy for the country to have to import live animals destined for the slaughterhouse.
Terrence Pendergrass, a former Rikers Island captain who allegedly refused to help a dying mentally ill inmate who had eaten a toxic ball of cleaning powder, was found guilty of a federal civil rights charge today. As the New York Times notes, Pendergrass is the first Rikers official to be charged for a civil rights violation in over 10 years.Read more...
In New York City, where you can't go to your neighborhood pizza joint without being reminded of early childhood educational trauma and potential contamination, letter grades are in and casual dining with rodents is out. In a new move proposed by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., putting a letter grade on salons of all styles is potentially also in our future.Read more...
From a list in Politico titled "Harry Reid’s insults: 10 greatest hits." That headline makes it sound as though he was some sort of master of the insult, perhaps not an Oscar Wilde, but at least a Don Rickles. But the closest he comes to saying anything striking/offbeat is...When [George W.
Whole Foods has a reputation for pricey organic selections. If you're a fan of the grocery-store chain, Consumer Reports has some helpful tips for what you should and shouldn't buy there. Experts from the publication tested hundreds of items to find the best products for value and quality. Their full report can be found in the magazine's January 2015 issue.
"Mochi – glutinous cakes of pounded rice – are traditionally eaten in vast quantities over the holidays. Several people die eating the starchy delicacy every January, but this year the number is particularly high. Local media reported that nine people had died over the holidays, while 13 others were in a serious condition in hospital."
Asians have emerged as the fastest growing of the three major ethnic and minority populations in the United States. According to Census Bureau data, the number of US native and foreign-born Asian residents rose 56 percent from the 2000 Census to the 2013 American Community Survey (one year release).