It was a symbol of a more liberal Egypt where young Muslims and Christians mingled under its leafy canopies, bands played and a young Omar Sharif wooed the glamorous Faten Hamama in the classic film romance "The River of Love". A rare oasis in a metropolis home to eight million people, Merryland park offered respite from Cairo's dusty, traffic-choked cacophony. "Merryland was a vent for eastern Cairo," said Magdy Badr al-Din, whose balcony overlooks the park.
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - The accused mastermind behind the underground website Silk Road will be sentenced on Friday for orchestrating a scheme that enabled more than $200 million of anonymous online drug sales using the digital currency bitcoin. Ross Ulbricht, 31, faces up to life in prison after a federal jury in Manhattan found him guilty in February of charges including conspiracy to commit drug trafficking, money laundering and computer hacking. Prosecutors are seeking a sentence "substantially above" the 20-year mandatory minimum that U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest must impose on Ulbricht, who admitted to creating Silk Road but denied wrongdoing.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) â They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
(Reuters) - Defense attorneys for six police officers facing criminal charges in the Freddie Gray case are seeking to have the trial moved from Baltimore, saying their clients cannot get a fair trial there, the Baltimore Sun reported on Thursday. The lawyers filed an 85-page document on Wednesday in Baltimore Circuit Court asking for a change of venue, arguing that a "presumption of prejudice" exists in the city, the newspaper said. Gray, a 25-year-old black man, was arrested April 12 and suffered a spinal injury in police custody.
SLC Arts Gallery at Town Hall, 18 Elm Street, Potsdam
Opening night reception: , . The show runs from .
A stunning exhibition of Kimbler-Lago's unique quilts. The artist uses a combination of photographs, bright colors, mixing fabric textures and painting with thread. For more information visit slcartscouncil.org or call 265-6860. Free and open to the public. Handicap accessible.
On Thursday, May 21st at 12pm, come to the St. Lawrence County Historical Associations next Patricia Harrington Carson Brown Bag Lunch Series at the Silas Wright House on 3 East Main Street, Canton. Author and historian Marty Podskoch will speak about his latest project, the Adirondack 102 Club, which describes the 102 Adirondack towns and villages locations, history and important points of interest.
After, Podskoch along with some other local writers that contributed to this project will be signing copies of the new book, Adirondack 102 Club: Your Passport & Guide to the North Country, which are for sale at the SLCHA for $20.00 each.
Bring your own bagged lunch and enjoy a beverage and dessert provided by the SLCHA.
The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is located at 3 E. Main St., Canton. Parking is available in back of the SLCHA, next to the museum’s main entrance.
The St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House is open Tuesday, Wedneday and Saturday from noon to 4pm, and from noon to 8pm on Fridays. Admission to the museum is free; admission to the archives is free for members and children. Membership is $2.50 for college students, and $5 for the general public.
POTSDAM - Art Market - Meet local artists, view their work, buy directly from the artists. Free & open to the public. At Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm St. Info, SLC Arts: 315-265-6860, www.slcartscouncil.org.
The 2015 Canton Canoe Weekend and Rushton Memorial Races will continue to be a historic event, marking 54 years of hosting this event in Canton. This is one of the oldest canoe races in the country and one of the earliest in the season. There are events for every type of paddler and every age and all types of canoes and kayaks and SUP's. For more information email Chuck Bolesh at email@example.com or check out the website at www.slvpaddlers.org
GE picked Deutsche Bank to sell Italian lender GE Capital Interbanca as part of a strategic review to refocus its industrial base, sources said.
"Are they really taming volatility with their bond-buying, or just jamming it into a coiled spring?"
Jamie Dimon's contention that "lazy" shareholders rely on advisory firms shows an "outdated" attitude, an advisor said.
"Regardless of what you heard of Lehman Brothers' risk management, I had 27,000 risk managers because they all owned a piece of the firm," he said.