SYDNEY — Cyclone Oma intensified to a damaging category three storm, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said on Wednesday, warning that it could bring severe weather to the continent after hitting the Pacific Islands. In the early hours of today Oma produced winds of up to 185 kilometres (115 miles) per hour, roughly equivalent to a category one hurricane. It is currently gusting far off the Australian coast, having passed New Caledonia, where high winds cut electricity, destroyed crops, downed trees and shuttered schools and businesses. New Caledonia’s Civil Security agency reported on Tuesday that around 3,000 people were without power and dozens of telecoms towers were affected. The storm also produced torrential rain in Vanuatu, where clean up operations are under way. "Severe Tropical Cyclone Oma is expected to move slowly southwest over the Coral Sea during the next few days," the Bureau said. The storm is expected to bring "abnormally high tides" to parts … [Read more...] about Cylone Oma strengthens, Australian coast warning triggered
Updated 7:52 am CST, Saturday, January 5, 2019 Kiyomura Corp. owner Kiyoshi Kimura, left, stands near the bluefin tuna which he made a wining bid at the annual New Year auction, in Tokyo Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. The 612-pound (278-kilogram) bluefin tuna sold for a record 333.6 million yen ($3 million) in the first auction of 2019, after Tokyo's famed Tsukiji market was moved to a new site on the city's waterfront. (Koki Sengoku/Kyodo News via AP) less Kiyomura Corp. owner Kiyoshi Kimura, left, stands near the bluefin tuna which he made a wining bid at the annual New Year auction, in Tokyo Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. The 612-pound (278-kilogram) bluefin tuna sold ... more Photo: Koki Sengoku, AP Photo: Koki Sengoku, AP Image 1 of / 17 Caption Close Image 1 of 17 Kiyomura Corp. owner … [Read more...] about Bluefin goes for $3 million at 1st 2019 sale at Tokyo market
An exciting art year is on the horizon in 2019, with a number of new openings and not-to-be-missed events taking place all over the world. Here are the five destinations for art and design:Cape Town, South AfricaThe Design Indaba festival has taken over Cape Town every year since it launched in 1995 to champion design and creativity in South Africa. While the festival attracts big names and emerging talent from a variety of creative fields, the graphic design speakers are usually especially exciting, ranging from big agency names to lesser-known artists. Cape Town is also home to a lot of interesting galleries, including the Zeitz MOCAA art museum that opened in 2017 and shows twenty-first century art from Africa and its diaspora, adding to the city’s reputation as a design and art hotspot.Insider tip: Book a room at the Silo Hotel, designed by Thomas Heatherwick and built in the grain elevator portion of the grain silo complex above the Zeitz MOCAA, for sweet art dreams.Design … [Read more...] about Look at these destinations if you have designs on an arty holiday in 2019
Germany has a rich and varied culinary Christmas tradition, as well as a huge selection of festive foods which makes coming up with a definitive list a tricky task. But here, plucked from typical German Christmas fare, are the essential tastes you are likely to encounter. Glühwein - mulled wine Let’s start with a boozy ice breaker. Glühwein is the German version of mulled wine known and enjoyed the world over. But there is more to it than meets the mouth at a typical Christmas market stand in mid-December. The ingredients range from from cinnamon sticks and vanilla pods to cloves and citrus, but the German version is frequently blended with rum or brandy and therefore known as a great way to encourage mingling among party guests – or simply to take the edge off German family gatherings over the holidays. Ever the masters of the literal, the translation of the German word “glowing wine” will add some colour to your cheeks. SEE ALSO: German word of … [Read more...] about What are Germany’s holiday food favourites?
“Deep in every heart slumbers a dream, and the couturier knows it: every woman is a princess.”Such was fashion designer Christian Dior’s philosophy.Tangible, timeless and unmistakably feminine examples of his legacy — more than 200 garments from the House of Dior spanning the decades since his first collection took the fashion world by storm in 1947 — are on display in “Dior: From Paris to the World,” an exhibit that opened Monday at the Denver Art Museum.The exhibit, on display until March 3, showcases not only the visionary work of the French designer, but also the continuation of his paradigm as interpreted by the six designers who have headed Dior’s empire since his death in 1957: Yves Saint Laurent (1958–1960), Marc Bohan (1961–1989), Gianfranco Ferré (1989–1996), John Galliano (1997–2011), Raf Simons (2012–2015) and Maria Grazia Chiuri (2016–present).The exhibit is the first major Dior … [Read more...] about Legacy of celebrated fashion designer Christian Dior explored in Denver Art Museum exhibit