Sandy, one of the biggest storms to hit the United States, pounded the east coast on Tuesday, flooding large parts of New York City, bringing transport to a halt and interrupting the presidential campaign. … [Read more...] about Floods across New York as Sandy slams into eastern U.S.
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Gushing water compounded meltdown at John F Kennedy International Airport, where furious passengers have camped out for days as a result of equipment damaged by the storm and a backlog of flights.Water poured from the ceiling and the arrivals area was submerged by standing water, through which a few intrepid passengers picked their way gingerly, according to footage broadcast by CNN.International flights into Terminal 4 were suspended and the water main break occurred just before 2.00pm (3.00am Singapore time Monday), said a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that runs the airport.The west end of Terminal four lay under about eight centimetres of water, where maintenance crews were mopping up, with police and fire crews on site, the spokesman told AFP.The cause of the break is being investigated, he added.JFK confirmed the water main break at Terminal 4 and warned passengers via Twitter of flight delays, advising them to check with their airline … [Read more...] about New York airport terminal flooded as brutal cold grips US east coast
An exhibition themed “Arts of Ancient Vietnam: From River Plain to Open Sea” opened at the Asia Society in New York on February 1.The exhibition introduces new scholarship on the history of Vietnamese art, with approximately 110 objects dating from the first millennium BCE through the 17th century on rare loan from ten leading Vietnamese museums.The exhibition represents the first time these works have been exhibited in the US and, for many of the objects, the first time they have traveled outside of Vietnam. Throughout its long history, Vietnam served as a central hub for trade routes that connected the regions of Asia and the west with travelers and merchants traversing its long open plains. Trade vessels from as far as India and Rome found safe haven in its harbors. Objects in the exhibition illustrate the rich and complex patterns of trade and cultural exchange in southern, central and northern Viet Nam, and the varied influences of Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Japan, … [Read more...] about Ancient Vietnam exhibition opens in New York
(Cinet)- Vietnamese-American artist Tiffany Chung will organize her third personal exhibition, titled “Tomorrow isn’t here,” at New York-based Tyler Rollins Fine Art gallery from September 06 to December 06. is part of a new series of multimedia works called The Galápagos Project, which derives from her research on various processes of transformation in towns and cities in several post-industrial countries. The series explores deindustrialization, demographic changes, global economic crises, natural disasters, extreme climate impact and human destruction. The exhibition references the Great Plains and Dust Bowl of the 1930s to epitomize the decline of an extensive flatland region due to natural disaster and human destruction. With the misuse of land, inappropriate agricultural practices, and extreme climate impact, the severe dust storms of the 1930s destroyed 25 million hectares of land and caused hundreds of thousands of people in the Great Plains to migrate … [Read more...] about Exhibition “ Tomorrow isn’t here” to open in New York
NEW YORK — The New York Philharmonic, long saddled with uncertain finances, announced on Tuesday that its new leadership had secured US$50 million to keep the leading US orchestra solvent for at least several seasons. Deborah Borda, who took over as president and chief executive officer of the Philharmonic earlier this year, said that private donors had committed the sum over the past several months. "These gifts will have a powerful and immediate impact on the Philharmonic – including balanced budgets over the next several seasons," Borda and the orchestra’s incoming music director, Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden, said in a joint statement. Like many classical music institutions in the United States, where public funding for culture is less significant than in much of Europe, the New York Philharmonic has been beset for years by deficits that have cast a pall over operations. Borda led the New York Philharmonic in the 1990s before heading west to the Los Angeles … [Read more...] about New York Philharmonic quickly raises needed cash