Daily Archives: April 2, 2024

A Look at Taiwan’s Strongest Earthquakes

The magnitude 7.4 earthquake in Taiwan on Wednesday was the strongest in 25 years, the island’s Central Weather Administration said. Here’s a look back at some of the major earthquakes in modern Taiwanese history: In September 1999, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake in central Taiwan killed nearly 2,500 people, the United States Geological Survey said. It was the second-deadliest in the …

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Israeli Strikes Kill 7 Aid Workers in Gaza

Israeli strikes on an aid convoy run by the charity group World Central Kitchen killed seven of its workers in the Gaza Strip, setting off international outrage and underscoring the risks to humanitarian workers trying to alleviate a looming famine. The aid workers — a Palestinian, an Australian, a Pole, three Britons and a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen — were traveling …

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How José Andrés and World Central Kitchen Became Leaders in Disaster Aid

World Central Kitchen’s rise as one of the world’s most agile and far-flung emergency feeding operations has been fueled by two powerful forces: chefs who know how to organize kitchens quickly in the most extreme circumstances, and the undeniable charisma of the chef José Andrés, a wealthy, well-connected restaurateur driven to feed people in disaster zones even when it seems …

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7 Aid Workers Killed in Gaza Were Known for a Passion for Helping Others

Lalzawmi Frankcom, 43, who was known as Zomi, was the Australian worker who was killed on Monday. She began volunteering for the World Central Kitchen in 2018 and was hired the next year, according to her former partner, Josh Phelps. Their last text exchange was on Sunday, just before she and the aid convoy set out from central Gaza. He …

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Restaurant Review:Shaw-naé’s House on Staten Island

“Do you trust me?” the chef asked. It was late, going on 10 p.m. The kitchen of Shaw-naé’s House, a six-table restaurant on Staten Island, had been slammed all night and was running low on a few things. Actually, a lot of things, including almost everything I’d just tried to order. But then Shaw-naé Dixon, the owner and chef, entered …

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Protest Outside Netanyahu’s Home Turns Into ‘Riot,’ Israeli Police Say

The Israeli police clashed with antigovernment protesters outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s home in Jerusalem on Tuesday night, which was the third day of demonstrations calling for early elections and his ouster. Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Jerusalem since Sunday, when a planned four-day antigovernment protest began outside Israel’s Parliament, the Knesset. Many protesters have camped …

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Lola’s Offers a Southern Spin on Filipino Cooking

Opening Lola’s The chef Suzanne Cupps is honoring her lola (grandmother in Filipino) Annunciasion Rocamora Paraiso with this new restaurant that pays tribute to her courage during World War II. The menu reflects Ms. Cupp’s experiences growing up in Aiken, S.C., and working in New York with the chefs Anita Lo and Michael Anthony. Expect seasonal dishes like Southern stuffed …

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Tours Themed Around Jewelry and Gems Are Gaining Popularity

Digging For Tourmalines Perhaps it is not surprising, but gem- and jewelry-themed travel is a trend especially relevant to the tastes and inclinations of high-net worth individuals — people with at least $1 million in liquid assets — according to Milton Pedraza, the founder and chief executive of the Luxury Institute, a consultancy specializing in luxury consumer research with offices …

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Canadian Lawmaker Says China Had Chinese Students Vote for Him

A member of Canada’s Parliament testified on Tuesday that high school students from China were transported by bus to vote for him in a party election that is at the center of a federal inquiry into interference in Canadian elections by China and other foreign countries. Testifying during a public hearing in Ottawa, the Parliament member, Han Dong, a Chinese-Canadian …

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Maryse Condé, ‘Grande Dame’ of Francophone Literature, Dies at 90

Maryse Condé, a writer from the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe whose explorations of race, gender and colonialism across the Francophone world made her a perennial favorite for the Nobel Prize in Literature, died on Tuesday in Apt, a town in southern France. She was 90. Her death, at a hospital, was confirmed by her husband, Richard Philcox, who translated …

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