A sizzling symbol of Americana eaten at stadiums and barbecues, the humble hot dog originated in a very unlikely place: the beach. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on WhatsApp Share on Google+ Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Share on Google+ Share by Email By Julia Hammond 3 July 2019 If there’s any food that represents Americana, it’s the humble hot dog. Today, these bunned frankfurters are sold at every baseball game, grilled at nearly every backyard barbecue and available at roadside convenience stores from the Carolinas to California. In fact, this most archetypal of American foods originated as the US started to stitch itself back together in the 1860s following the American Civil War and forge its new identity. But while you can now find these seasoned sausage … [Read more...] about The truth about the US’ most iconic food
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Last month, we visited China following an invitation from the Chinese ambassador in Ankara. Organized by the Center of Iranian Studies (IRAM), the visiting committee was composed of representatives from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (ORSAM), the GENAR Research Institute, and the Turkish Radio and Television Association (TRT), along with the former head of the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) and a number of academics. Although we are all keeping track of the digital world, China astonished us with its highly developed technological strides.Cinema has always been influential in shaping the international image of countries. Most people around the world "know" China through stereotypical movies as a chaotic Asian country with an arid climate, crowded cities and a dangerous level of air pollution. They imagine China as an underdeveloped country where political instability, social disorder and economic backwardness reign. Although our visit falsified all … [Read more...] about How does the world look from China?
THE CHIEF of Madhogarh, a picturesque village nestled beneath a 17th-century fortified palace in the heart of Rajasthan, came to Indra Sharma three years ago to ask if she would attend a workshop. “Something about the internet,” Ms Sharma, a 40-year-old child-care worker, recalls. She had no particular interest in this internet thing. But she liked the idea of learning something new, so she went along. She and a handful of women from nearby villages were all given a smartphone and some basic lessons in how to use it. “First we had to learn how to turn it on and off,” says Santosh Sharma (no relation), a 24-year-old schoolteacher from the neighbouring village. Once they had mastered that, they got down to the essentials: “How to take a selfie, WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, how to search.” Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. That was in September 2016, when nobody in the villages had a phone. … [Read more...] about How the world’s poor are discovering leisure online
Teesside, England (CNN Business)Steel forged in the Teesside region of northeast England was once used in landmark structures around the world, from Sydney Harbor Bridge to One World Trade Center in New York. Now, three years after the closure of a major steelworks, local politicians are pinning their dreams of a post-Brexit economic revival on a free port. Mayor Ben Houchen argues that leaving the European Union will present Teesside with the opportunity to establish a free port, or special economic zone, that could attract hundreds of foreign companies and create jobs in a region where unemployment is twice the national average. Customs duties and taxes don't apply in free ports, which have typically been used as halfway houses for goods in transit and to store expensive items like wine and artwork. The world's biggest free ports have wealthy clients and are located in cities like Singapore and Geneva. Dawn breaks over the blast furnace at the SSI steel plant. Houchen, … [Read more...] about Can a free port rescue this steel community after Brexit?
Brent Schrotenboer USA TODAY Published 6:30 AM EDT Mar 15, 2019 In May 1975, a former dress manufacturer named Harry Kraft died in Boston and left his son Robert an “ethical will” — a Jewish custom that typically shares lessons of life upon death. Robert Kraft disclosed that message to USA TODAY Sports in 1997: “Remember the legacy I’m trying to leave you is a good name,” the father told the son. “It is a man’s most precious asset.” Forty-four years later, that asset is being publicly tested like never before despite a lifetime of philanthropy and goodwill. After making a fortune in the paper and packaging business, Robert Kraft donated hundreds of millions to various causes and has led the New England Patriots to six Super Bowl wins since buying the team in 1994. In January, he even was awarded the so-called “Jewish Nobel” prize by the Genesis Prize Foundation for his commitment to Israel … [Read more...] about Robert Kraft: Love and loss marked eccentric life before spa scandal