A combination photograph from around the world shows vigils and prayer ceremonies for the victims of the November 13, 2015 Paris attacks. The photographs (from top to bottom, L to R ) : vigil in Sydney, rally in Rio de Janeiro, vigil in Tel Aviv, vigil in Lausanne, vigil in Marseille, tribute at the French embassy in Warsaw, tribute at Brandenburg gate in Berlin, lit walls of Jerusalem's Old City, and vigil in Seoul. Photo: Reuters/Staff World leaders responded to deadly attacks in Paris with defiant pledges of solidarity and Europe tightened security after Islamic State said it was behind an assault by gunmen and bombers that left at least 129 dead in the French capital. From Barack Obama to Vladimir Putin and across Europe and the Middle East, leaders expressed their condolences to French President Francois Hollande who said the attacks amounted to an act of war against France. After the worst bloodshed in France since the end of World War Two, European neighbours including … [Read more...] about World shows solidarity, tightens security after Paris attacks
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HCMC - Dance Show "JAZZ" 15, 16 Mar 2013, 7.30 pm Sun 17 Mar 2013, 3 pm Nha Van Hoa Thanh Nien 4 Pham Ngoc Thach, Dist.1, HCMC JAZZ! is a journey through the history of Jazz dance, as told by dancer and choreographer John Huy Tran. The show invites its audience to explore Jazz dance, all the way from its afro-American roots to Street Jazz in Vietnam today. Taking inspiration from Charleston, Swing, and Tap, and evolving through Music Hall and musicals to today's Hip Hop, forever changing, Jazz always creatively incorporates the rhythm of the times. JAZZ! is written and directed by Linh Rateau, with a choreography team led by So You Think You Can Dance Vietnam 2012 (SYTYCD VN) judge and choreographer John Huy Tran. The show will also provide a space for young Vietnamese choreographers such as Nguyen Vu Hoang Minh, Nguyen Ngoc Tan, and Nguyen Nhat Anh to showcase their work. JAZZ! will feature some of SYTYCD VN's leading performers - including winner Lam Vinh Hai and top four … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 1-15 (daily updated)
NEW YORK, Sept 4 - New York City's police commissioner unveiled body cameras on Thursday that his department will start testing soon, demonstrating the equipment by playing a short video showing a notably good-natured traffic stop from an officer's perspective. "I'm going to issue you a summons for that red light, OK??" the unseen officer can be heard politely telling the driver he has just pulled over. "Give me a second, OK??" the officer adds in a reassuring voice, which the driver appears to think is fair enough. "I'll be right back." It is the sort of genteel encounter between an officer and a civilian that Bill Bratton, the city's police commissioner since January, said he hoped would become more common if both parties know they are being recorded. Other departments already using the cameras have found they tend to bring out the best behavior on both sides and "de-escalate" encounters with police, Bratton said at a news conference at the headquarters of the nation's largest … [Read more...] about New York City police to test wearable cameras in coming months
Aaron McConnell doesn't mind sharing a kitchen with seven neighbors. He's fine in living quarters with just enough room for a twin bed, a corner desk and little else. Closets? Forget about it - he stores his clothing and other possessions on shelves and hooks. "I like living in a community," he says. "It's kind of fun, very social." It's also affordable for McConnell, 28, who pays $737 a month for his apartment in Seattle as he embarks on a career in civil engineering. Tiny apartments like McConnell's are cropping up in major cities around the country to meet the demand of people who are short on cash but determined to live in areas with otherwise pricey rents. Micros, also known as "hostel-style" apartments, usually offer less than 200 square feet (18.5 square meters) including private bathrooms, and they typically come furnished, sometimes with built-in beds and other amenities to save space. Most feature a group kitchen that may be shared among eight units, although units in … [Read more...] about Big city, tiny apartment: small-scale living is new trend in U.S.