Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest reigning monarch, celebrated her 92nd birthday on Saturday.To mark the occasion, the Royal Family Twitter account released archive photos of a young Queen Elizabeth and paid tribute to her lifelong dedication to public service.The Queen and other members of the royal family will attend a star-studded concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on Saturday night, according to the official royal Twitter account.The event, featuring performances from Sting, Shaggy and Kylie Minogue, will be broadcast live on BBC TV and radio.The Queen welcomed Commonwealth leaders to Britain this week for a summit at which it was confirmed that her son, Prince Charles, would be the organization's next leader.On Sunday, she will start the London Marathon remotely from a special podium in the grounds of Windsor Castle. It will be 110 years after the 1908 Olympic Marathon was started at Windsor Castle by the then Princess Mary, grandmother to the Queen.Next month, her … [Read more...] about Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 92nd birthday
It’s the wedding everyone wants to attend. But even if you’re not among the 2,640 people invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s May 19 marriage, you can still celebrate and have a sweet time. Here are five delicious ways to salute the pair. 1) Tea off A special Royal Tea inspired by the couple’s go-to eats is being served throughout May at the posh Palm Court (theplazany.com) at the Plaza Hotel in Midtown. On the menu: tuna niçoise canapé inspired by the bride’s favorite salad; a roast chicken “BLT” in honor of the groom’s proposal over poultry, and a banana toffee cake pop with rum as a nod to the prince’s favorite dessert. There will also be sweet and savory bites inspired by traditional British fare, including a red, white and blue sherry trifle that evokes the Union Jack. It’s all designed for “guests to celebrate and feel like a Royal for a day,” says the Plaza’s executive chef … [Read more...] about 5 tasty ways to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding
Blue and white, the colors of Israel’s flag, predominated at Glencoe’s North Shore Congregation Israel Thursday as hundreds of North Shore and Chicago residents gathered there to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day.Many in the audience held the inflatable plastic hammers that have become a traditional part of the independence celebrations. They clapped and sang along with Hebrew songs, both recorded and those sung live by Israeli group Capaim.All had come to honor the anniversary of Israel’s birth at a ceremony organized by the Jewish National Fund, partnering with North Shore Jewish congregations and organizations.That birth was a miracle that continues to exist, both as an act of defiance and an expression of Jewish joy, according to the many speakers.“This is immensely joyous,” said Rabbi Wendi Geffen of North Shore Congregation Israel as she welcomed attendees.The love of Israel brings together Jews from across the world, … [Read more...] about Supporters celebrate joy of Israel’s 70th anniversary with music, torch lighting
PUBLISHED: 07:28 21 April 2018 | UPDATED: 07:28 21 April 2018 Nadene Chandler Ashfields House residents Edna Bullinger and Brenda Atwall. Photo: Ashfields House Ashfields House Residents at a care home in Norwich are celebrating after the home performed strongly in a nationwide survey. The Your Care Rating survey was taken by residents at Ashfields House in Rackheath and their family members and friends. The home achieved an overall performance rating score of 895 by family members and friends, and 968 out of 1,000 by residents. Ben Rogers, General Manager at Ashfields House care home, said: “It’s great that not just our residents, but their families and friends value the care they receive at Ashfields House. “Most of our scores across the four themes are really positive, which shows that life for our residents is happy and fulfilling and is recognised by their loved ones. “While we’re pleased with our scores, we obviously want to get even better … [Read more...] about Care home celebrates strong performance on national survey.
Pop star Hồng Nhung will perform at a free music gala Tuổi Trẻ Việt Nam – Câu Chuyện Hòa Bình (Vietnamese Youth – the Story of Peace) on Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street in downtown HCM City. — Photo courtesy of the organisersViet Nam News HCM CITY — A free music gala will be held on Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street in downtown HCM City on Saturday night to celebrate the Southern Liberation and National Reunification Day (April 30, 1975) The Tuổi Trẻ Việt Nam – Câu Chuyện Hòa Bình (Vietnamese Youth – the Story of Peace) gala will feature more than 100 singers, dancers and musicians. Pop stars Cẩm Vân and Hồng Nhung will perform with young singers Trung Quân Idol and Vũ Cát Tường. Songs will include Thành Phố Trẻ (Young City) composed by Trần Tiến and Ôi Cuộc … [Read more...] about Free music gala to celebrate South Liberation Day