The 2018 Chinese New Year begins on Friday, February 16. The celebrations are tipped to last for over two weeks. Chinese New Year takes place on a different date each year because it is based on the lunar calendar. New Year's Day normally falls between January 21 and February 20.Chinese calendar combines solar, lunar and 60 Stem-Branch counting systems. The 60 Stem-Branch calendar uses the names of Yin Yang Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth) and 12 animals to rank the sequences. Five elements are connected to five colors - White, Black, Green, Red, and Brown. So Chinese use the color animal name to count the year. The name of 2018 is the Yang Male Earth Dog. Brown is connected to Earth. Therefore, 2018 is also called Brown Earth Dog Year.
Where is the snow in Arizona? The northern Arizona city has been approaching the record of latest snowfall. If it comes as expected Tuesday to Wednesday. The National Weather Service is predicting between 1 to 3 inches of snow for Flagstaff and Williams. The North Rim of Grand Canyon could get up to 4 inches. Heber, Tsaile and Alpine in eastern Arizona are expecting an inch or more.
On March 19, 2016, we found a shivering abandoned dog outside of Haskell Auto’s gate. The dog is an American Terrier breed otherwise known as a pit bull. We asked the surrounding neighborhoods in hope to find the potential owner for this dog but we came up with no results. Social Media was our next target and we quickly posted on Facebook in hopes that someone would claim possession for the poor dog but still no one claimed ownership. Instead, our family decided to take full responsibility for the dog.
My youngest son decided to name him Aki which means “hope” in Japanese so that one day Aki would be able to not only change our lives but also potentially change the lives of others. Pit bulls are known to have a bad reputation and we decided to train him with the ultimate goal of Aki becoming obedient. After many trials and errors, Aki has become an obediently playful dog that is now a part of the Canine Good Citizen Archives by the American Kennel Club.
As of today, Aki has become quite an obedient dog and shows love to others who want to greet him. He continually loves to play and brings joy to not only my family but to others as well. I couldn’t have asked for a better dog. Thank you Aki.
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Early attempts at making and using internal combustion engines were hampered by the lack of suitable fuels, particularly liquids, therefore the earliest engines used gas mixtures.
Early experimenters used gases. In 1806, Swiss engineer François Isaac de Rivaz built an engine powered by internal combustion of a hydrogen and oxygen mixture. In 1826, Englishman Samuel Brown tested his hydrogen-fuelled internal combustion engine by using it to propel a vehicle up Shooter's Hill in south-east London. Belgian-born Etienne Lenoir's Hippomobile with a hydrogen-gas-fuelled one-cylinder internal combustion engine made a test drive from Paris to Joinville-le-Pont in 1860, covering some nine kilometres in about three hours. A later version was propelled by coal gas. A Delamare-Deboutteville vehicle was patented and trialled in 1884.
Tamago egg is classic Japanese folded omelet sometimes called tamagoyaki. The omelet is sweet, has a light texture, and works well when served over sushi rice and with soy and wasabi sauce for dipping. Tamago is the Japanese word for egg. Mirin is sweet rice wine and dashi is traditional Japanese soup stock (make from kelp or shiitake). These ingredients are now carried in most larger grocery stores or at Asian markets.
Today you will hardly find a person, who has never heard of the nuclear bomb explosion over Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the World War II. When the U.S. air forces dropped these two bombs on two Japanese states, it was a first reported incident, when nuclear weapon was used for warfare. The blasts had killed thousands of military and civil people, and numerous other residents got serious injuries and radiation dosages.
On this day in 1945, a second atom bomb is dropped on Japan by the United States, at Nagasaki, resulting finally in Japan’s unconditional surrender.
The devastation wrought at Hiroshima was not sufficient to convince the Japanese War Council to accept the Potsdam Conference’s demand for unconditional surrender. The United States had already planned to drop their second atom bomb, nicknamed “Fat Man,” on August 11 in the event of such recalcitrance, but bad weather expected for that day pushed the date up to August 9th. So at 1:56 a.m., a specially adapted B-29 bomber, called “Bock’s Car,” after its usual commander, Frederick Bock, took off from Tinian Island under the command of Maj. Charles W. Sweeney. Nagasaki was a shipbuilding center, the very industry intended for destruction. The bomb was dropped at 11:02 a.m., 1,650 feet above the city. The explosion unleashed the equivalent force of 22,000 tons of TNT. The hills that surrounded the city did a better job of containing the destructive force, but the number killed is estimated at anywhere between 60,000 and 80,000 (exact figures are impossible, the blast having obliterated bodies and disintegrated records)
For years, ground, air and living organisms in this area still carry that radionuclide, which negatively influence the environment. Furthermore, such attack seriously damaged the overall world’s environment, and many researches note Hiroshima and Nagasaki blasts as reasons of global warming and ozone hole formation. Nevertheless, both cities were rebuilt, and today there live and work numerous people. Furthermore, Hiroshima and Nagasaki now attract thousands of foreign tourists every year. People travel here and are willing to learn the Hiroshima history of this area and see, what is the life after the collapse is like. But here you will not see miles of dead burnt soil and destroyed buildings. Instead, modern Hiroshima today is a normal busy Japanese city. So let us see, how the Japanese managed to handle reconstruction of Hiroshima, and what is Hiroshima now like.
The Sandia Peak Tramway is an aerial tramway located adjacent to Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. It stretches from the northeast edge of the city to the crest line of the Sandia Mountains and has the world's third longest single span. It is the longest aerial tram in the United States.
A trip on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway transports you above deep canyons and breathtaking terrain a distance of 2.7 miles. See some of nature’s more dramatic beauty unfold before you. At sunset the desert skies produce a spectacular array of color, and your vantage point from the observation deck atop 10,378 foot Sandia Peak in the Cibola National Forest affords an 11,000 square-mile panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment. Located on the eastern edge of Albuquerque in the Sandia Foothills at the end of Tramway Road.
A good sushi knife or sashimi knife is a very nice utensil to have when you are making sushi or sashimi at home. If you are a sushi chef, then it is an essential piece of equipment to do your job well.
One thing that makes traditional Japanese knives different from western knives is the fact that many types are honed only on one side; the right side. For a left handed person, they would have to special order the knife honed on the left side.
This single sided honing allows one to create the sharpest edge possible on a sushi knife. Much sharper than can be accomplished with a traditional western style knife which is honed equally on both sides and are known as double-edged knives.
If you are just starting out, whether at home or at work, knowing which sushi knife you will need or what each is used for can be confusing.
More Americans are getting their diplomas—but fewer are enrolling in college. Why the mismatch?
The latest national data shows that more students are getting their high-school diplomas than ever before. Just over 82 percent of the students who were high-school seniors during the 2013-14 year graduated, up from 81 percent the year before. The rate has inched up annually over the last few years, largely because of strides made by disadvantaged students—an accomplishment President Obama is likely to highlight in his State of the Union address Tuesday.
Sesame Seed Ball pastry is coated with sesame seeds on the outside and is crisp and chewy. Inside the pastry is a large hollow, caused by the expansion of the dough.
Jian dui is the name for sesame seed ball pastry. The hollow of the pastry is filled with a filling usually consisting of lotus paste, or alternatively sweet black bean paste, or less commonly red bean paste. The origins of jian dui can be traced back to the Tang dynasty as a palace food in Chang'an, known as lüdui (碌堆). This food item was also recalled in a poem by the Tang poet Wang Fanzhi. With the southward migration of many peoples from central China, the jian dui was brought along and hence became part of southern Chinese cuisine.
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