Celebrate International Food During The World’s Fare

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York There’s still time to reserve your spot to participate in The World’s Fare, a celebration of the diversity of the food industry right here in the “World’s Borough.”The World’s Fare will be coming to Citi Field in Flushing on April 28 and 29 from noon to 8 p.m. and will re-imagine the iconic 1964-65 World’s Fair by offering food, drink, art and music from over 100 countries.Tickets are available starting $19 for all-day general admission. Head over to theworldsfare.nyc to see all ticketing options for the event.“We are thrilled to bring The World’s Fare — a celebration of diversity through cuisine, drink, art, music and more to Queens — the most ethnically diverse place on the planet! Queens couldn’t be a better place to host this incredible event,” said Elizabeth Aloni, co-founder of The World’s Fare.The World’s Fare will serve up cuisine from across the globe that can be found right in the five boroughs, highlighting the diversity of New York City. The incredible restaurants and vendors were carefully curated by a team of culinary experts, led by journalist and culinary historian Jessica Harris, Singaporean food expert KF Seetoh and renowned Danish chef Claus Meyer, resulting in fare from over 100 chefs, restaurants and street vendors.As you work your way around the many different cuisines, the hardest decision will be figuring out where you’d like to start. As a celebration of the diversity of the New York City’s food scene, you have your choice of international cuisine, including Vietnamese fare from Falansai, Peruvian delicacies from Don Ceviche and Latin American street food from Empanada Papa, just to name a few.For those with a sweet tooth, The World’s Fare has vendors offering desserts, including fried ice cream from Moon Dawg Sundaes, pastries from Orwashers, Mexican sweets from La Newyorkina and much more!Once you eat your way around the world, you’re going to need something to wash it down. For $49, your ticket will include a tasting period at The World’s Fare’s International Beer Garden, which offers a collection of 80 brews from 45 breweries, ranging from international beers such as Guinness, Heineken and Modelo to local brews from Brooklyn Brewery and Coney Island Brewing Company.Each International Beer Garden ticket allows the ticket holder to a two-hour tasting period with unlimited tastings. For a complete list of brews offered at the garden, visit theworldsfare.nyc.All day long, not only will The World’s Fare offer incredible food, it will host an art installation that will pay homage to the original World’s Fair, which was held in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Cody Wells, C3Brix lego master and Queens resident, will build a Lego model of the Unisphere, which will stand tall all weekend long.The event will also include calligraphy and emoji drawings from Japanese ink artist Taisan Tanaka, live cultural music and dancers, and a 4-dimensional art installation that looks like you could walk right into it.The event will also include a visit from Yama, the largest sumo wrestler in the northern hemisphere and his sparring partner. Guests will be able to watch a live sumo wrestling demonstration from the two-time 600-pound sumo wrestling champion and also attend a meet-and-greet with Yama.For more information and to purchase your tickets for The World’s Fare, visit theworldsfare.nyc.last_img read more

Window for containing coronavirus in Mideast closing: WHO

first_imgTopics : The total number of cases in the region has risen to 58,168 from 32,442 on March 26, the WHO said, on a day when global COVID-19 cases crossed the 1 million mark.One of the countries worst affected by conflict is Yemen, where the World Bank said on Thursday it would provide $26.9 million in emergency funding to help the WHO and local authorities improve capacity for detecting, containing and treating the coronavirus.Yemen has not confirmed any coronavirus cases but is seen as especially vulnerable because a five-year conflict has brought its health system to the brink of collapse.It has already been struggling with overlapping infectious diseases including cholera, diphtheria and dengue fever, and large numbers of people have been displaced by the war.About 24 million out of a population of 29 million need humanitarian assistance. There are no doctors in 18% of the country’s districts, most healthcare workers have not been paid for at least two years, and COVID-19 testing kits are available for just 600 people, according to the World Bank.”The epidemic does pose unique public health risks in Yemen … given the already weak health system and the high vulnerability among the population,” said Marina Wes, the bank’s country director. Governments in the Middle East need to act fast to limit the spread of the coronavirus after cases rose to nearly 60,000, almost double their level a week earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.”New cases have been reported in some of the most vulnerable countries with fragile health systems,” said Ahmed Al-Mandhari, the WHO’s director for the Eastern Mediterranean region, which includes Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia and Djibouti, as well as Middle Eastern states.”Even in countries with stronger heath systems, we have seen a worrying spike in the numbers of cases and deaths reported,” he said in a statement.center_img Outside of Iran, which has reported just over 50,000 cases, confirmed coronavirus numbers have been relatively low in the Middle East compared to Europe, the United States and Asia.But health officials fear that cases of the highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the virus are under-reported and that many countries with weak governments and health systems eroded by conflict will struggle to cope.”I cannot stress enough the urgency of the situation,” said Mandhari. “The increasing numbers of cases show that transmission is rapidly occurring at local and community levels.””We still have a window of opportunity, but this window is slowly closing day by day,” he added.last_img read more

Greensburg Ranked On Safest Cities List

first_imgGREENSBURG – A new survey by Movoto Real Estate has named Greensburg the eleventh safest city in Indiana.Rankings were based on places in Indiana with a population of 10,000 or more, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The real estate group then gathered crime data reported to the FBI in 2012 and calculated crime rates per 100,000 residents.According to the website, Greensburg had 1,274 crimes per 100,000 residents in 2012. 990 were crimes against property and 284 were categorized as violent crime.The top 10 safest cities in Indiana were as follows:City of ZionsvilleCity of CarmelTown of FishersTown of St. JohnCity of JasperCity of Crown PointCity of WestfieldTown of BrownsburgTown of ChestertonTown of MunsterRanked number 11, Greensburg was the only Southeastern Indiana location included in the report of 62 Indiana cities.last_img read more

Sports calendar

first_imgJC WOMEN’S TENNISEl Camino at LBCC, 2 p.m. Mt. Sac at Cerritos , 2 p.m. JC BASEBALLL.A. Harbor at LBCC, 2 p.m. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Cup or bust (again)? Names change, but Sharks expectations remain high

first_imgSAN JOSE — It was on.Immediately following their blockbuster acquisition of Erik Karlsson a year ago, the Sharks openly talked about their expectations — now sky-high — for the upcoming season. With a two-time Norris Trophy winner still in his prime now in the fold, adding to an already deep and experienced roster, it was Stanley Cup or bust.“There’s no hiding from that,” Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said then. “That’s what we’re here to do.”The Sharks, of course, fell six wins short, losing …last_img read more

5 Unexpected Gaming Tech Innovations That Can Improve Your Office

first_imgFollow the Puck Related Posts Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Tags:#AR#ergonomics#gaming#Office#tech#technology Gaming industry innovations can make your office a healthier, better place to work.Building a great workplace takes more than ping-pong tables and arcade games. But fun and games certainly don’t hurt.In fact, casual gaming might actually make workers more productive. In a study published in Human Factors, researchers found that participants who paused work to briefly play a video game restored their cognitive and affective abilities. In turn, they responded better to stress.Not every entrepreneur can afford, of course, to pay team members to play video games on the job. A surprising number of gaming industry innovations, however, can make your office a healthier, more comfortable place to work.1. The most comfortable chairs you’ll ever sit inSitting may be the new smoking, but it’s still a welcome break for workers who’ve been standing all day. If your teammates are often on their feet — or you want to give those with standing desks the option to sit — think about getting gaming chairs. Which gaming chair should you choose? In its review of 30 top options, Rave Reviews argues the DXRacer FD101/N is the chair to beat. The review platform explains it’s made sturdily, with high-density foam, breathable fabrics, and an imitation leather cover. Because it supports the head, neck, shoulders, and wrists, DXRacer’s chair keeps workers comfortable for eight or more hours. For a chair that looks like it belongs in an office, Rave Reviews suggests Herman Miller’s Aeron, a mesh-backed chair with specialized padding to reduce blood clots. 2. Glasses for staring at screens all dayIf you often leave work with watering eyes, a headache, a sore neck, or the feeling that you can’t keep your eyes open, it might be more than fatigue. The Mayo Clinic notes those are all symptoms of eyestrain, commonly caused by extended use of digital devices. Short of forbidding workers from using their computers, which they likely need to do their jobs, what can you do? Optometrist Gary Heiting, senior editor of AllAboutVision, suggests a gaming industry innovation: computer eyewear. Digital Trends’ top choice for computer eyewear actually comes in a two-pack for just $30 — a steal at $15 per employee. That’s very affordable when you consider that a University of Birmingham study showed correcting vision issues can improve productivity up to 20 percent. 3. Headphones for crystal-clear conference callsIn an ideal world, every worker who needed to take a call would have a quiet place to do so. In reality, chatty co-workers, construction noises, and background music can make it tough for remote participants to hear. Rather than build more conference rooms or crack down on office banter, get everyone a gaming headset. TechRadar just published its list of best gaming headsets for 2019, and there’s an option for every budget. Of the 15 listed, the best value might be Logitech’s G Pro headset, focusing on comfort and sound over style. TechRadar’s editors particularly liked the G Pro’s passive noise-isolating capabilities, which reduce background noise to let the listener focus. Some, like HyperX’s Cloud Flight, even offer a detachable noise-canceling microphone, which minimizes background sounds on the speaker’s end.4. Keyboards that kill any chance of carpal tunnelAnyone who lives at his keyboard will recognize the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome: persistent numbness, pain, or tingling in the hand or arm. The condition occurs when one of the major nerves of the hand is squeezed between the bones of the wrist.While you can’t keep workers who rely on a computer from using it, you can make them more comfortable. Ergonomic keyboards, another invention of the gaming industry, help minimize stress on the hands and wrists. Of Lifewire’s eight best ergonomic keyboards for 2019, we like Microsoft’s Sculpt and Fellowes’ Microban keyboard. With a domed design and arced keys, Sculpt is an all-day keyboard at a reasonable price. Although Fellowes’ keyboard is a budget offering, its antimicrobial coating makes it a great choice for shared spaces.5. Augmented reality for seeing the potential in your spaceFor augmented reality, Pokémon Go was the shot heard ‘round the world. Not only was it the most popular AR application when it debuted in 2016, but it broke user records this past summer. Not long after, IKEA debuted its AR-infused IKEA Place app. The application shows users how more than 2,000 furniture items might fit in their own homes. Although IKEA’s app works only with its own furniture, other AR firms have built office-planning tools with the technology. Commercial developer American Life, for instance, lets prospective tenants tour planned offices before the first brick is laid. Once the space is built, Evara VR’s app enables users to explore combinations of desks, filing cabinets, and conference tables. Even if your workers don’t consider themselves gamers, they can appreciate the parallels with how gamers spend their time. Loud conversations, uncomfortable chairs, and sore wrists get in the way of monster-slaying just as much as they hurt number-crunching. And who knows? With all the time your team saves, it might have time for some video games after all. Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

Dooley pins hopes on veterans, newcomers

first_imgAfter struggling with injuries last season, Austrian League veteran Stephan Palla is also set to return to the Azkals along with Simone Rota of Davao, who has recovered from a knee injury.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FILE — Philippine Azkals vs Nepal in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers. Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netWith key players out due to injuries and suspension, Philippine Azkals coach Thomas Dooley is pinning his hopes on a slew of newcomers as well as returning veterans when they face Yemen in AFC Asian Cup Qualifying on Tuesday at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.Dooley has called up Southeast Asian Games veterans Dylan De Bruycker and Josh Grommen to join the 23-man side which also includes other newcomers Tyler Matas of FC Meralco Manila and Harry Foll who plays club football for Hansa Rostock in Germany.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Kings, Texters triumph Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The Azkals are looking to extend their unbeaten start to three matches in Group F, where the Top 2 teams will clinch berths to the 2019 Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates. But three starters from the win against Tajikistan will miss the clash against Yemen, including Javier Patino who is out due to a long term knee injury.Top defender Amani Aguinaldo is also sidelined by injury, while leftback Daisuke Sato is suspended after picking up two yellow cards in the first two games of the qualifying round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingOther players like Stephan Schrock and Jeffrey Christiaens announced their retirement from the national team the past week.Dooley has turned to United States-raised wingback Matas, who has played a key role in Meralco’s rise in the Philippines Football League. Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasionlast_img read more