At least 60 people have been killed and more than 200 injured in a crush during new year festivities in Ivory Coast’s main city Abidjan, officials say.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday as people were heading home from a fireworks display at a stadium in the city’s Plateau district.
Most of the dead are believed to be children aged between eight and 15.
Details of what caused the [...]
This is the shocking moment a police sergeant punched a young woman in the face because he thought she sprayed silly string at him during a peaceful parade.
The video was recorded during yesterday’s 50th anniversary Puerto Rican Day parade in Philadelphia – where around 1,500 people were in attendance.
The 36-second clip shows a number of people milling around enjoying the festivities in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’.
From the left-hand side, [...]
Temple fair in Nanchang, Jiangxi place beggars in ‘zoo-like’ cages
Ceiling of cages so low the ‘inmates’ are forced to sit
If the beggars chose to leave they are banished from the city
Beggars at a religious folk festival in southern China have been ordered to stay in purposely built cages, or be removed from the festivities.
Organisers gave the beggars an ultimatum saying their presence ruins the experience for visitors at the temple [...]
One of the left’s favorite attacks on the Republican Party is that it is the party of old white people, devoid of diversity and probably racist.
If you were watching MSNBC’s coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Tuesday night, you might believe those assertions, since missing from the coverage was nearly every ethnic minority that spoke during Tuesday’s festivities.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/28/msnbc-abandons-gop-convention-during-every-speech-by-a-minority/#ixzz24xI6L9gR
Democratic Party officials say they will not release the names of donors to next month’s political convention before the event, despite an earlier pledge that they would regularly disclose the contributors.
In its marketing materials, the party promises that the “people’s convention,” set to begin Sept. 3 in Charlotte, will be the “most open and accessible ever.” But the names of donors, some of whom are giving up to $100,000, will [...]
Real estate mogul. Political pundit. “Apprentice” host. Birther. Sometime presidential candidate teaser.
That’s the latest title to be bestowed upon Donald Trump when he receives the 2012 “Statesman of the Year” award from the Sarasota Republican Party in August.
Trump has been tapped to receive the award on the day before the Republican National Convention, just 60 miles south of the festivities in Tampa Bay.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/78233.html#ixzz209WTMSwp
As part of its Easter Egg Roll festivities, the White House is conducting a basketball clinic for kids featuring pro players. Have a look the ball being used, as Tweeted by ABC White House Correspondent Jake Tapper.
Apparently, the basketball lesson doesn’t include instruction in humility.
Not like it will make much of a difference, since whether striking or not, nobody actually pays taxes, but the symbolism of all of Greece being on strike lock down to protest austerity in a day when the latest Troika austerity ushering deal is due in “hours” is not lost on us. Here is Kathimerini (local translated edition) summarizing today’s festivities: “According to data from the GSEE, participation in refineries, [...]
MYFOXNY.COM – An online video shows some men who appear to be uniformed NYPD officers enjoying the festivities at the West Indian Day Parade. But some are criticizing what the men were doing, especially since some shootings took place during the parade.
The annual West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn, which took place September 5, 2011, is always colorful. It celebrates the culture of the Caribbean islands.
A video has surfaced on [...]
Saturday (April 16) marks the 3rd annual Record Store Day, which is a nationally organized celebration of the over 700 independently-owned record stores and the love of vinyl. The official website describes it as:
This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are [...]
An advance look at today’s 10 am festivities courtesy of Joe Saluzzi at Themis Trading.
At 10am today, Ron Paul will convene a sub-committee hearing with the topic â€œCan Monetary Policy Really Create Jobs?â€œ.Â It really is too bad that Ben Bernanke will not be at this hearing.Â But if he was, we have a feeling the hearing would be like a scene right out of â€œThe [...]