Five houses and a hotel were destroyed and dozens of people evacuated from their homes as wildfires raged through Cape Town’s scenic southern peninsula. More
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An avalanche in Afghanistan wreaked havoc on the Abdullah Khil village of Panjshir province, northeast of Kabul. An Afghan provincial official said the death toll from the massive avalanche in a mountainous valley near the capital Kabul rose to almost 200 as bulldozers and other machinery began clearing roads and rescue teams were able to reach remote villages that have been cut off for almost a week. The official said as rescue workers dig through the snow, they are uncovering more bodies, including women and children.
The day in photos from around the world.
The Baltimore sugar plant opened in 1922, and was owned at the time by the American Sugar Refining Co., or Amstar. In 1984, Amstar Corp. was sold for $428 million to investment banking firm Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts and Co., which sold it two years later to Merrill Lynch Capital Partners Inc. Tate & Lyle bought the company in 1988.
Then, two politically connected brothers who fled the Castro regime and later built a sugar empire in Florida agreed in 2001 to purchase the Domino Sugar company for $180 million.
Two loose llamas were lassoed after running amok in Sun City, Ariz., today, captivating Twitter and other social media platforms. But we’re no strangers to animals-on-the-run in Baltimore. In June 2014, a steer escaped from a Baltimore butcher, ran down North Ave. and was shot and killed by city police. In the pre-Twitter era, nine bison escaped from a Stevenson farm before being captured on a tennis court in Pikesville.
Every Tuesday and Friday after school at Mt. Hebron, a small group of students gathers in the cafeteria. The lunch tables are sidelined and the floor is covered in rubber tarp. It’s Mt. Hebron Break Dance practice.
The team has been getting more attention lately for performing during halftime at school sporting events, surprising many of their classmates with their impressive movements and routines.
But as the great LeVar Burton often said, “You don’t have to take my word for it…”
2015 Chinese New Years celebrates the Year of the Sheep. This past Sunday the Johns Hopkins University Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe paid tribute to the event at the Walters Art Museum in Mount Vernon. They donned paper maché Southern style lion heads and thrilled their audience as they juked and jumped and brought the costumes to life as they danced to warn off bad spirits. There were several dance demonstrations from the Baltimore Chinese School from the cultural dance group and the school’s ballet class.