Corky Lee, known for photographing Asian America, dies at 73

first_imgCorky Lee, a photojournalist who spent five decades spotlighting the often ignored Asian and Pacific Islander American communities, has died. He was 73. His family said in a statement that Lee died Wednesday in Queens, New York, of complications from COVID-19. The self-described “undisputed unofficial Asian American Photographer Laureate,” Lee used his eye to pursue what he saw as “photographic justice.” He was present at many seminal moments impacting Asian America over a 50-year career. He was also a founding member of the New York chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. A private funeral service will be held in New York.last_img

Woman faces six charges in the alleged passport scam case

first_imgMs. Kimana James. Photo credit: thedominican.netBail has been granted to Kimana James of Castle Comfort after being charged with six counts of forgery.Miss James was released on $30,000 on Tuesday, and was ordered to surrender her passport to the court immediately.She was charged with the forgery of two certificates of birth, document numbers 4179 and 14704, as well as the possession and utterance of those certificates.The certificates are said to be on the names of Younis Abraham and Mohhammed Mohafak Ibrahim.Police prosecution objected to bail on the grounds that Miss James was employed at the registry and may tamper with the investigations, however, defence counsel Wayne Norde counteracted that his client is not an employee of the registry, and is not in a position to hinder the investigations.He also brought to the court’s attention the fact that his client had collapsed while in police custody, and was later admitted to the Princess Margaret Hospital for one week.Norde, who described the prosecution’s claims as base-less, noted that his client was in police custody twice and was subsequently released.Magistrate Candia George, who also described the prosecution’s objection as ‘weak’, says two weeks had already elapsed wherein the defendant was not in police custody, and could have tampered with the investigations then.She said that bail is also being granted taking into consideration the fact that Miss James is still ill.Miss James was cautioned to stay out of trouble or else her bail will be revoked.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 49 Views   no discussionscenter_img LocalNews Woman faces six charges in the alleged passport scam case by: – June 17, 2011 Share Sharelast_img read more

WWE Wrestling WWE Evolution, first pay-per-view exclusively for women wrestlers, provides memorable night

first_imgNew Delhi: When Stephanie McMahon, the Chief Brand Officer of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) made the announcement of a Pay-Per-View exclusively for women wrestlers called Evolution, it was indeed a turning point.Read More | Bhima Koregaon case: Supreme Court stays Bombay HC order that refused to grant Pune police more time to file chargesheetThe event, which was held on October 28, created several moments of history. There was a last-woman standing match, the first time ever in women’s wrestling, a battle royale to determine the next title contender, a return of a legendary women’s pair and a glimpse of the dominance of ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey.Last woman standing matchThe WWE universe and the fans are well versed with a last man standing match, in which it would be no disqualification rules and that the only way victory would be assured was that one opponent could not get up until the count of 10.Read More | Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia sentenced to 7 years in corruption caseThe last woman standing match between SmackDown champion Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair provided some jaw-dropping moments and made it a match-of-the-year contender. Lynch came out on top after a 28-minute contest which has the potential to be dubbed the best main roster women’s match in WWE history.Nia Jax wins Battle RoyaleNia Jax, who has established herself as one of the best woman wrestlers in the modern ear, overcame 19 other competitors, finally eliminating Ember Moon – who looked strong throughout – to claim a title chance.Stratus, Lita turn the clock backIt was fitting that Trish Stratus and Lita, two of the dominant athletes who blazed the path for other women wrestlers in the WWE, would start the Pay Per View. Lita and Stratus secured an amazing win over Mickie James and Alicia Fox. In fact, this was the first time in 12 years that Lita was facing James. In the 2006 Survivor series, Lita was defeated by James for the Women’s Championship which proved to be Lita’s last match.Rousing Rousey dominanceRonda Rousey has shown that she is the dominant force in the WWE as she retained her Raw crown, forcing Nikki Bella to tap out to her armbar and secure a magnificent win. On several occasions, Brie Bella, Nikki’s twin sister, helped her sibling get into a strong position. Rousey eventually prevailed but was forced to dig very deep. She will now face Nia Jax, who won the Battle Royale.The performances at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Uniondale, New York, showed that women’s wrestling has matched the men when it comes to impact. For all the Latest Sports News News, WWE Wrestling News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more