Anyone planning a vacation in the Cape Verde islands should give Fogo a miss for a while. An eruption, which started on November 23, just got worse, as the lava flow has forced 1,500 people to evacuate their homes Monday. This is the largest eruption to happen on Fogo in many years. Two villages have now been destroyed and concern has been raised over a forest reserve on the island which is now i
By Anne Sewell on Dec 18, 2014
Time will tell whether the Ohio Democratic Party can start winning political races again following the second consecutive midterm election in which the party lost all statewide races to Republicans, who boosted their legislative margin to heights not seen in decades. At a Tuesday evening meeting held in the downtown Columbus, at the ODP headquarters, a 148-member Executive Committee voted by accl
By John Michael Spinelli on Dec 18, 2014
Science & Tech
It’s exciting to see a plethora of companies across industries scooping up new technology and innovating to grow and enhance a sense of community. Here are some of my favorite recent examples: Subscriptions For a long time I’ve wanted a subscription to a movie theater that would give me unlimited access to one of my favorite pastimes. I came up with all kinds of ideas why this wasn’t possible — it
By Christa Avampato on Dec 17, 2014
Jay Cutler isn't just spearheading the demise of the Chicago Bears, he's bringing the rest of Illinois down with him. A Chicago sportscaster probably took it a step too far (or three or four) when he put an ultimatum on the Bears' dire QB situation: cut Jay Cutler, or cut your wrists. Seems a little extreme, no? There's nothing like watching a passionate fan base devolve over the course of a terri
By Greg Fortier on Dec 17, 2014
The leather club chair is known for its comfort, durability and good looks. Dating back to the 19th century, this household favorite has often served as a versatile seating option, a luxurious room accent, and a relaxing retreat within one’s own home. To prolong the life of this classic piece of furniture, proper care and regular maintenance is required. Leather is an exceptional material that can
By Angie Cole on Dec 17, 2014
This season’s Met Opera production of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata is close to flawless. Bravo to the singers in toto. Perhaps the one hiccup was a near-half-hour late start, due to Stephen Costello, playing the lead male role of Alfredo Germont, suddenly falling ill. It was to be his first Met performance in the role, which was saved at the last minute by Francesco Demuro, who is scheduled to tak
By Shahnaz Mahmud on Dec 16, 2014
Sony Pictures Entertainment sent a letter to various media outlets including The New York Times and Bloomberg demanding that the outlets cease publishing internal materials leaked from a massive cyber-attack on the studio last month. Certain outlets have been giddy to publish stories on embarrassing emails between Sony executives released by the hackers. One scandalous exchange featured Amy Pascal
By Barry Eitel on Dec 15, 2014
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