The Chinese Communist government on Sunday claimed the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) appropriately handled a “provocative transit” by American and Canadian warships through the Strait of Taiwan on Saturday. The U.S. Navy released footage of a Chinese ship making an “unsafe interaction” by cutting across the bow of an American destroyer, closing to within 150 yards. WATCH: Chinese Navy Ship Harasses U.S. Destroyer During Taiwan Strait Maneuver: U.S. Navy / LOCAL NEWS X /TMX The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) said the destroyer USS Chung-Hoon and Canadian frigate HSMC Montreal were making a routine south-to-north passage through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday when the PLA ship “overtook Chung-Hoon on their port side and crossed their bow at 150 yards,” violating the “maritime Rules of the Road” for safe passage. “ Chung-Hoon and Montreal’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the combined U.S.-Canadian commitment to a … [Read more...] about China Claims U.S. Made ‘Provocative Transit’ near Taiwan to Undermine Beijing
Accord Is Reached To Recall Pesticide Devastating Hawk
See the article in its original context from October 15, 1996 Section Page Buy Reprints View on timesmachine TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. About the Archive This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. AN agreement between an international chemical company and environmentalists may help reduce poisoning that has killed thousands of hawks on the pampas of Argentina in recent years. The deaths of members of a broad-winged species called Swainson's hawk were caused by a highly toxic pesticide used by farmers to fight grasshopper infestations. Even now the hawks are working their way … [Read more...] about Accord Is Reached To Recall Pesticide Devastating Hawk
Psst, Santa Monica! Here’s How to Get Free Frosty Treats for the Year
0 Kids & Family By donating to a worthy cause, you can score a sweet deal. Paige Austin , Patch Staff Posted Reply By Renee Schiavone (Patch Staff) Is saving money on your list of resolutions this year? Or perhaps you’re just a huge fan of Wendy’s famous Frosty Treat? If so, this may be the ticket to sweet success. Wendy’s has launched its second annual National Frosty Key Tag Program— which will allow restaurant patrons to get a free treat every time they visit, after one initial purchase. “For $1, Wendy’s customers can buy a Frosty Key Tag that gets them a free Jr. Frosty with every purchase during 2015, while supplies last,” a news release from Wendy’s states . Ninety cents from every dollar will go to help find families for children in foster care via the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, according to Wendy’s. Last year, more than $2.9 million was raised through the program via the Dave … [Read more...] about Psst, Santa Monica! Here’s How to Get Free Frosty Treats for the Year
The Immigrant Experience in a Danish Butter Cookie Tin
I was 5 or 6 when I first encountered it, while rummaging through the cabinets in my grandparents’ kitchen in India. Behind jars of ghee and cumin, a round metal canister shimmered midnight blue, its lid printed with images of cookies in varying designs: round, rectangular, pretzel-shaped. I fumbled with the thing, almost dropping it in my desperation, before finally twisting the lid off — only to find nothing inside but loose change. This was the trademark tin of Denmark’s Royal Dansk company. One of the world’s largest producers of butter cookies, the company bakes more than 25,000 tons of the treats every year. Now the brand has established dominance: For customers around the world, its blue tin, with its elegant cursive lettering and quaint Danish farmhouse, is inseparable from the experience of the cookies themselves. Certainly this was true for my family, who bought them as much for the containers as for their contents. So, while that early disappointment should have made me … [Read more...] about The Immigrant Experience in a Danish Butter Cookie Tin
Being Gay Is Illegal in Many Countries. L.G.B.T.Q. Travelers Are Going Anyway.
A romantic island getaway in the Maldives. A safari in Kenya. A visit to the pyramids in Egypt. Apart from being popular on bucket lists, these vacations have one thing in common: Their destinations have strict anti-L.G.B.T.Q. legislation. In the Maldives, gay sex may be punished with lashes and up to eight years in prison. In Kenya, it can bring a sentence of up to 14 years. And in Egypt, the authorities are known to throw people in jail for simply waving a rainbow flag . Paradoxically, these trips are also all offered by travel companies founded by and catering to members of the L.G.B.T.Q. community. In interviews, the founders of four of these companies, which take a combined total of 3,000 tourists — most of them American — abroad each year, said they were providing a safe way to meet a growing demand for trips to countries that criminalize L.B.G.T.Q. people. “I’m gay and I want to visit these places,” said Darren Burn, the founder of Out of Office , an inclusive luxury … [Read more...] about Being Gay Is Illegal in Many Countries. L.G.B.T.Q. Travelers Are Going Anyway.