Tributes to veterans took place around the world as countries paid tribute to the those who have served and those currently serving in the military. Veterans Day has its roots in World War I. November 11th was originally set aside as a day to commemorate the end of “The Great War” in 1918. The U.S. Congress, in 1954, voted to change the name to Veterans Day to pay tribute to all servicemen and women. In many countries November 11th is still know as Armistice Day.
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Astronaut Reid Wiseman, born and raised in the Baltimore area, is currently stationed aboard the International Space Station (ISS). He literally has a window on the world as the space station circles in low orbit around Earth. Wiseman has been taking hundreds of pictures of Earth and posting amazing images on his Twitter account @astro_reid.
From November to February the Conowingo Dam attracts over a hundred species of birds, but the bald eagles are the star of the show. What draws them to the giant hydroelectric dam, which located on the Susquehanna River, is the way it makes energy. As the dam produces electricity, a large volume of water and fish are sucked through the generators stunning the fish into “floaters” as they exit the dam downstream. The easy prey becomes an excellent food source for bald eagles and other birds.
Last Saturday, Thoroughbred enthusiasts of all ages from the Three Diamond Club made their way to Sagamore Farm, a Thoroughbred training and breeding farm in Glyndon, Md. The morning was cold, but the fall colors decorating the farm and the early sunlight created something serene. With lovely light and warm jackets, the group set off.
The New York City Comic Con convention continued as thousands of costumed fans poured into the Jacob Javits Center again today. The four day event which runs October 9-12 is the largest pop culture event on the East Coast. [Warning: Contains some nudity]
Ken Lam has worked as a staff photographer at The Baltimore Sun since 1989. During his time here, he has covered a variety of subjects with style and finesse. He has the ability to find unique moments in time. Whether Ken is covering a candlelight vigil for a fallen police officer or the President getting “chest bumped” at the USNA graduation or Ray Lewis showing his gratitude to the fans at his last home game in Baltimore, he will get a picture that tells a story. Ken is a great sports photographer, having covered a number of different sporting events. He was a key member of The Sun’s Super Bowl photo coverage team and is currently working the Orioles’ playoff run.
The press was given a preview of the Paris Auto Show known as “Paris Mondial de l’Automobile 2014.” The show will feature near 115,000 square yards of exhibit space with more than 100 new international releases.
Apple’s stores attracted long lines of shoppers for the debut of the latest iPhones, indicating robust pent-up demand for bigger-screen smartphones. The iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus became available starting in Australia, before rolling out in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, France, Germany, Puerto Rico, Canada and the United States. Consumers in New York and San Francisco had already formed queues to be first to buy the gadgets.
IFA in Berlin, Germany is a global trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. It presents the latest products and innovations. IFA offers such a comprehensive overview of the international market and attracts the attention of trade visitors each year from more than 100 countries.