Posts Tagged ‘United States’

Comments Off on Inside the Battle Over a Strip-Mine Cemetery

A mine, a family cemetery, and a struggle over heritage and jobs. A bird’s-eye view of the mountaintop-removal mine that emptied Lindytown, West Virginia. Photograph by Ami Vitale Walk to the edge of the Jarrell family cemetery in the mountains of southern West Virginia, a plot of land the size of a tennis court where […]

Comments Off on Majestic Canada, coast to coast

When Canada’s inaugural transcontinental train trundled from Montreal into British Columbia’s Port Moody in 1886, it practically and symbolically linked the country’s east and west for the first time, triggering a golden age of “high-speed” rail travel that inspired thousands to explore the fledgling nation. Today aeroplanes have raced ahead in the speed stakes, but […]

Comments Off on Pictures: 5 New World Heritage Sites

1. Ancient Newcomer Photograph by Cartsten Peter, National Geographic Five wild places have joined the list of 217 natural World Heritage Sites today. They include a foggy desert, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, and a national park sprinkled with gorges and glaciers. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee selects places to inscribe as World Heritage […]

Comments Off on Acadia National Park: First sight of the sunrise in the USA

The sun’s rays strike the rocky coast of Acadia National Park, Maine. (Photo: Robert F. Bukaty, AP) Acadia National Park has many claims to fame. It was the first national park east of the Mississippi. It’s the second most visited east of the Mississippi (more than 2.4 million visitors last year). And it’s the only […]

Comments Off on Gitaris Slayer, Jeff Hanneman Meninggal Dunia.

LOS ANGELES, – Jeff Hanneman, pendiri dan gitaris grup band pemekak telinga beraliran heavy metal, Slayer, meninggal dunia di California Selatan, Kamis kemarin waktu AS. Demikian pernyataan resmi dari manajemen mereka via laman resminya. Hanneman meninngal dalam usia 49 tahun. “Hanneman sedang dalam perawatan pihak rumah sakit dikarenakan mempunyai masalah dengan kelainan fungsi hatinya,” demikian […]