Gray Bartlett, veteran Auckland musician, composer, producer and promoter, takes the credit for discovering and guiding the amazingly successful singing career of Hayley Westenra. Now he has the career of Wellington classical crossover songstress Toni Gibson in his care and declares her just as inspiring
The gossip mags seem convinced a royal baby girl is on the way, after Duchess of Cambridge apparently let slip the letter “d” while talking to a well wisher. In the incident a week ago in the English fishing town of Grimsby, the pregnant duchess was given a teddy bear by a local woman
Ricardo Morales started mining Bolivia’s Cerro Rico when he was 12, and he’s proud of the mountain’s majestic history. “It’s said that the silver taken from here could have built a bridge from the peak to Spain’s palace door,” boasts the raspy-voiced Morales, 52, standing at the entrance to his mine some 14,000 feet above sea level.
It is Saturday night. A young Army officer and his wife welcome a small group of people to their comfortable split-level home, which stands amid the tidy landscaping of a housing development in Louisville.
It takes four seconds to fall the 220 feet from the Golden Gate Bridge to the waters of the San Francisco Bay below.
In 1783, Louis-Sbastian Lenormand climbed to the top of an observatory tower in Montpellier, France, leaned over the edge, and jumped. An astonished crowd watched as he fell to the ground with the aid of a new contraption called the parachute and landed unhurt.
Chances have increased slightly that the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will reopen in time for the Friday morning commute, transportation officials said Thursday evening. The 73-year-old bridge spans the San Francisco Bay and carries an average of 280,000 vehicles daily, according to the state transportation department
The shutdown of a major artery linking the California cities of San Francisco and Oakland sent area officials scrambling overnight to develop plans to ease congestion for Wednesday morning’s rush hour.
A piece of steel and cable fell from the San Francisco Bay Bridge onto the roadway Tuesday, causing an apparently minor two-car accident but backing up traffic for miles, the California Highway Patrol said.
Take a glimpse of the near future.