This image is another one from the series of photographs about the Chinese Canadian community fighting for control of the Chinese Benevolent Association and the future of the Chinese Cultural Centre. Wong Chu used a wide angle lens with a low shutter speed to take photographs with natural light. He took black and white photographs because they were cheaper than colour.
Stefana Bjornfrur Jnasna (Freda) Thorkelson was raised on the family homestead Fagranesi (Fair Meadow) the eldest in the family of seven children. While Freda loved the farm and the prairies, it was her exposure to the hardships of the great depression that she developed her lifelong commitment to social justice. During WWII she taught as a Permit Teacher near her home.
Officials from Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines removed about 75 passengers from a ship and sent them to Miami by bus from Key West, after those guests fell ill during a four day cruise to the Bahamas, officials said. The Majesty of the Seas, which can accommodate 2,744 passengers, was making a scheduled stop in Key West when the sick passengers were put onto the buses. The ship’s cruise ended Friday in Miami.
I’m 53 and it took that long for the teaching to take root in me. In the ceremony of my marriage I discovered that the risk of loving completely offers a very human salvation. We are bound to each other. An analysis of blood samples collected from 203 camels across Saudi Arabia in 2013 found 150, or 74%, had antibodies to the MERS coronavirus, indicating past infection. Nasal swabs and rectal specimens revealed that genetic sequences of MERS CoV from active infection in camels matched those found in humans. The rate of camels with active MERS CoV infection varied widely by region, ranging from 66% of camels in Taif in the west to none in Gizan in the southwest.
The Bee long ago expanded to include sponsors from all corners of the world, but the growing popularity of the program in the United States is underscored by the attendance this year of 266 American spellers, surpassing last year record of 265.The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the culmination of months and often years of preparation. Twenty five percent of the spellers have competed in the Bee previously or have family members who have competed in the Bee. All of the spellers have qualified to compete in the Bee by winning locally sponsored spelling bees in their home communities.The first day of competition for the Bee begins Wednesday, June 2, at the Grand Hyatt Washington.