Mỳ Quảng noodles with chicken at a restaurant in central Việt Nam. Phú Chiêm Village is known as the original home of the spicy dish, and villagers continue to make noodles by hand for restaurants and street vendors in nearby cities. VNS Photo Công Thành By Công Thành Mỳ Quảng (Quảng Nam-style flat rice noodle) restaurants can be easily found throughout the central province of Quảng Nam. But centuries-old Phú Chiêm Village on the banks of the Thu Bồn River is known as the original home of the traditional spicy meal. … [Read more...] about Handmade mỳ Quảng noodles keep Phú Chiêm going strong
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Conscious, thoughtful, and kindly-produced – you might be interested in making environmentally- and socially-conscious shopping decisions, but many people are confused by the marketing terms that are commonly used to describe these products. Here, we outline the difference between fairtrade, ethical and handmade. What is Fairtrade? In the 1980s, campaigners and rights activists worked to create a legal and institutional framework to ensure producers in developing countries were able to achieve better trading conditions, including “better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world,” according to The Fairtrade Foundation, a UK-based fairtrade charity. “By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between fairtrade, ethical and handmade?
It takes up nearly half the state’s general fund budget and is typically one of the last things lawmakers agree on before wrapping up their work at the Legislature. Education spending — on public schools from preschool to postsecondary — accounts for $22 billion of the state’s current two-year, $45.5 billion budget. Minnesota school districts, colleges and universities educate more than 1 million students each year. In a state with one of the nation’s most persistent academic achievement gaps for students of color, state lawmakers generally agree that improving public schools is key to Minnesota’s future success and economic prosperity. The scene at Stillwater High School last week was a familiar one: a bipartisan group of lawmakers touring the school and visiting classrooms to highlight unique programs and hear directly from students and teachers about the best ways to improve schools. “We are in agreement on the outcomes,” Gov. Tim Walz … [Read more...] about Education is half the state budget — GOP and DFL start negotiations nearly a billion dollars apart
WASHINGTON -- Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he'd billed as a compromise.Trump on Sunday branded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a "radical" and said she was acting "irrationally." The president also tried to fend off criticism from the right, as conservatives accused him of embracing "amnesty" for immigrants in the country illegally.RELATED: SF Mayor London Breed responds to Trump tweet calling streets 'disgusting' Trump offered on Saturday to temporarily extend protections for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for $5.7 billion for his border wall. But Democrats said the three-year proposal didn't go nearly far enough."No, Amnesty is not a part of my offer," Trump tweeted Sunday, noting that he'd offered temporary, three-year … [Read more...] about Government Shutdown Day 31: President Trump’s offer doesn’t budge Democrats
Tom Clougherty Follow 20 October 2018 • 3:41pm As Philip Hammond stands up to deliver his Budget next Monday, he will be hoping against hope that he gets a better reception than his Tory predecessor Nigel Lawson. Thirty years ago, Lawson’s speech was interrupted early on by a young Alex Salmond, who broke parliamentary convention by denouncing Lawson’s proposed tax cuts as “an obscenity”. Salmond was duly excluded from the Chamber. But later, as the full extent of Lawson’s tax-cutting radicalism became apparent, others weighed in: with “grave disorder having arisen in the House”, the sitting had to be suspended for 10 minutes so that everyone had a chance to calm down. Yet the Budget of 1988 was not only one of the most controversial Britain... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 … [Read more...] about Thirty years on from the Lawson Budget, the Tories need to rediscover their faith in tax cuts