The Desert Cafe, in Baltimore’s Mount Washington Village, has had some tough years with business, hit hard by the economy, competition and a lack of nearby parking. But owner Blake Wollman is also the proprietor of The Wild Pea Hummous, which has only managed to grow in that time. The photos here show the cafe – empty at lunch time on a recent Friday – and the bustling office space where Wollman and his team make and package all of their hummus varieties.
Russia’s Egor Korotkov, Sweden’s Victor Norberg, and Finland’s Jouni Pellinen fell on the final jump of their run, spilling across the finish line behind the winner of the heat, Armin Niederer of Switzerland, Switzerland comes from behind to beat Sweden, 4-3, to win the bronze medal in women’s hockey, some members of Ukraine’s Sochi Olympics team have decided to leave the Winter Games as violence in Kiev escalates.
Ukraine suffered its bloodiest day since Soviet times on Thursday with a gun battle in central Kiev as President Viktor Yanukovich faced conflicting pressures from visiting European Union ministers and his Russian paymasters.
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Feb. 19 Daily Brief: Baby race in Amsterdam, Blustery day at the Vatican, Ultra-orthodox Jewish wedding, midwives strike, Beirut bombing
Baby race in Amsterdam, Blustery day at the Vatican, Ultra-orthodox Jewish wedding, midwives strike, Beirut bombing and more in today’s daily brief.
Sochi Olympics Day 14: Injury ends games for Bode Miller; US men’s hockey beats Czech Republic, will face Canada
Russia was eliminated in men’s hockey after Finland defeats them 3-1 in the quarterfinals, Ted Ligety of US won Olympic gold in men’s giant slalom, US skier Bode Miller says he will not race in this week’s slalom after tweaking his already-injured knee, but will race the rest of the World Cup season, and more.
Feb. 18 Daily Brief: Libyans celebrate three years since Kadhafi’s fall, Italians protest economic policy
Libyans celebrate three years since Kadhafi’s fall, clashes continue in Ukraine, Italians protest economic policy and more in today’s daily brief.
Sochi Olympics Day 13: Mikaela Shiffrin falls short in giant slalom, US lead after 1st day of women’s bobsled
Americans Elana Meyers, Lauryn Williams hold lead after 1st day of women’s bobsled, Lolo Jones officially becomes 10th American to compete in different sports at the Summer and Winter Olympics as she competes in heat 1 of women’s bobsled runs, Anze Kopitar, Slovenia advance to Olympic men’s hockey quarterfinals, two members of Pussy Riot were detained and released and more.
Erin Coyne, a 13-year-old from Westminster in Carroll County, has been figure skating for five years and hopes to compete one day at a high level, or even possibly the Winter Olympics.
Feb. 17 Daily Brief: South Korean resort collapses, illegal gold miners targeted in Brazil, 100 days since Typhoon Haiyan
At least three students were killed after a South Korean resort building collapsed, the Munduruku tribe of Brazil tracks down illegal gold miners, shelter remains a problem 100 days after Typhoon Haiyan, and more in today’s daily brief.
Sochi Olympics Day 12: Meryl Davis and Charlie White win ice dancing gold; U.S. advances to women’s hockey gold-medal game
The United States women’s ice hockey team will advance to the gold-medal game after defeating Sweden, 6-1 in a semifinal match.
Meanwhile, a heavy fog has forced the postponement of the Olympic men’s snowboard cross race and a second delay in the men’s 15-kilometer mass-start biathlon race. Both events are now slated for Tuesday.