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(NAPSI)—Today’s cooks have their pick of exotic spices, but these ingredients were once rare enough to inspire wars, send explorers on missions around the globe and, by some accounts, even factor in the purchase of the island of Manhattan by the Dutch.
The Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona (CIUA) is excited to present the third Annual Chinese Culture Festival September 20-28, 2014 in Tucson, AZ. This year is the tenth anniversary of the establishment of Confucius Institutes around the world. We will join other Confucius Institutes to hold a Confucius Institute Day as the opening of the 2014 CIUA Chinese Culture Festival. Special lectures on Chinese concepts of time and on Confucius as an historical figure will be presented by faculty from the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. The theme of this year’s Festival is “Health Promotion and Wellness.” In addition to our annual language competition, culture exhibition, concert, and Chinese martial arts demonstration, we will present a special Chinese food therapy dinner lecture, a professional workshop on traditional Chinese medicine, and a lecture on acupuncture and health by faculty from leading universities of Chinese medicine in China. Tucsonans are guaranteed a rich cultural experience; Last year, over 3000 Arizonans participated in the CIUA Chinese Culture Festival.
(BPT) - The autumn leaves bursting into vibrant reds, lively oranges, and brilliant yellows signal a new season for home entertaining. If you need a little inspiration, look no further than your favorite outdoor spot to update your table setting with the hottest colors for fall 2014.
Join the Oro Valley Music and Dance Academy string ensemble in an engaging experience for kids. Clap along, play percussion instruments and even help conduct it on Saturday, Sept. 6.
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa has announced Jeffrey Schott as its new spa director at the Sonoran Spa. Along with this new hire, Westward Look has additionally named 3-year associate Christopher McLaren as the new catering sales manager.
(BPT) - Every generation of homeowners has its design priorities. Baby boomers look for home design that will let them age in place, while generation X wants features that facilitate busy lifestyles. Millennials crave interior decor that meshes with their technology, blending energy efficiency, family-friendly features and plenty of personalization. Since many millennials are starting out in their personal and professional lives, affordability is also a priority.
After two years as an Arizona State Representative, Ethan Orr has seen the good and bad in state politics. The Republican from District 9 has some huge concerns about the partisan politics that he feels has hurt the state.
1. Israel says it will hold fire in most of Gaza for seven hours
1. Humanitarian crisis worsens in Gaza
1. Kerry arrives in Israel to push peace
1. Ukraine rebels hand over evidence from downed jetliner
1. Fighting intensifies in Gaza
1. Malaysia Airlines plane downed by missile over Ukraine
1. Obama tightens sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis
1. Germany beats Argentina in World Cup final
1. Belgium knocks the U.S. out of the World Cup
With the coming of the monsoon season, Saguaro National Park is expected to begin helicopter spraying of herbicides on Park buffelgrass infestations. Arizona has declared Penisetum ciliaris a “noxious weed” but the federal government and Texas state agencies continue to develop more hardy strains and Mexico’s government subsidizes planting el zacate buffel in Sonora. Buffelgrass crowds out native plants and can fuel devastating wildfires. The park’s action come despite a majority of public comments opposing aerial spraying. So just what is “public comment” and is it working?
1. World leaders commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day
1. Sen. Thad Cochran's GOP primary battle appears headed for a runoff
Avra Valley Coalition organizer Albert Lannon brought the implications of a Cananmex Highway through the Avra Valley to the May 20 Citizens for Picture Rocks meeting. He detailed the effects on neighbors and wildlife, including the loss of jobs along the present Interstate 10 corridor and the negative impacts on health, tourism and water.
Political posturing in the guise of climate change denial is dangerous. Richard Brinkley’s political rantings against the Obama Administration in the May 14 issue of The Explorer have obviously clouded his judgment on the climate change issue. Either that or as he approaches the twilight of his time here on our planet he simply does not care about the future generations that will be left behind.
(Family Features) Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water. In fact, on any given day, more than 158 million Americans drink tea. Approximately 85 percent of tea consumed in America is iced, but the soothing and refreshing flavors of tea can also infuse fresh and unexpected character into a wide range of dishes, from desserts to popular finger foods like chicken wings.