Video PlayerClose NEW YORK, June 2 (Xinhua) -- Dragon boat race, a traditional event deeply-rooted in China for river sacrifice, has been blossoming among the Chinese Americans as their way to preserve culture. Right around the end of May and the start of June, the Chinese American community in Chicago announced the holding of the 18th tournament on June 23, with 32 teams in competition, the largest scale so far for the city. The one-day event will feature traditional lion dances, kung fu performance and other cultural attractions, according to the organizer. The Dragon Boat Festival always comes in the fifth month on the lunar calendar each year to remember an ancient poet who drowned himself in a river in defiance of the despotic power of emperor. Dragon boat races are held each year in China's southern provinces and those in the north close to rivers and lakes. Chinese Chicagoans remain a pioneer in adhering to such an annual ritual. This year, teams are divided into two groups, … [Read more...] about Dragon boat race in sight for Chinese Americans in Chicago
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New Delhi: In a bid of getting clicked during his visit to flood affected areas in Patna, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Ram Kripal Yadav, fell into the flood-water as the makeshift boat he was traveling in capsized. The incident took place while he was taking stock of situation in Masaurhi area in a makeshift boat. While Yadav was in Ramnibigha village, his boat capsized and he fell into water. He was rescued by the locals. The flood in the state capital has troubled several other leaders as well. On Tuesday, water entered into the residence of state Health Minister Mangal Pandey in Patna. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi and his family were on Monday also bailed out by National and State Disaster Response Forces (NDRF) as they were stranded after flood-water burst into their house. Five NDRF teams are deployed in Rajendra Nagar and Kankarbagh areas of Patna to assist people facing difficulties while Indian Air Force helicopters are dropping relief material to the … [Read more...] about Bihar: BJP MP Ram Kripal Yadav Falls Into Flood-Water As Boat Capsizes, Rescued By Locals
Located in the exclusive Hayman Estates, the $12 million dollar four-bedroom, four-bathroom property has already attracted interest from local, interstate and international buyers keen to live in paradise. MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS: GRAND DESIGN ON WATERFRONT BLOCK NEW PROJECTS RETAIN CITY’S HISTORY MORE THAN $10M PAID FOR BEACHFRONT PACKAGE The view of the Coral Sea from the new Hayman Island home which has hit the market.Source:Supplied The $12 million home on Hayman Island comes with a furniture package and two buggies.Source:Supplied Perched on a 3301sq m block, the buyer will have access to private chefs and domestic staff from the nearby Intercontinental Hayman Island resort. Hill, who died last year, designed the home with a large kitchen that can be concealed, leading onto an open plan living and dining space, which flows onto an expansive outdoor terrace and heat regulated infinity pool. Queensland Sotheby’s International selling agent Carol Carter said … [Read more...] about New Hayman Island home comes with chef, butler, and two buggies
Next HR professional-turned-entrepreneur Manjiri Gokhale Joshi's latest book Bosses from the Wild explores how human personality traits are similar to those found in animals.Through the book, the author aims to explain how understanding animal behaviour can help professionals contribute better in an organisation.Here we bring you an excerpt from Chapter 14 of Part 2, Leadership Lessons from Animal Behavior:The dynamics of different organization types, areas of work and individual circumstances will result in a range of permutations and combinations.However, there will always be some personalities who work together beautifully while others who would end up in conflict even if everything else about the situation is right.So depending on your personality type, which boss personality would work best for you and which is likely to be a disaster?The LionA lion personality type would rather not have a boss at all and is likely to have problems with accepting almost … [Read more...] about Lion, Eagle or Frog: What animal personality is your BOSS?
We have a convert. Last month, petrolheads, that unyielding faction of climate change deniers, finally received conclusive proof that fossil fuels are, in fact, heating up the planet. And it came through the mouth of none other than their self-appointed high priest — Jeremy Clarkson. The erstwhile motoring show host apparently made the astute observation when confronted with severe water shortage while on a boat trip in Vietnam and Cambodia.Elementary, my dear Clarkson. Spend a week in Delhi right now, and you’ll never drive an oil-burning guzzler again. Which is why, your columnist was presented with a seemingly impossible dilemma when planning his escape out of the city’s smog-choked gas chamber.Lexus came to the rescue. So it was that a gleaming blue hybrid Lexus NX 300h — a compact SUV — emerged from the sooty black void that is squatting like a toad on a large tract of north India. Leaving the plains behind, this bewilderingly-silent vehicle rapidly … [Read more...] about Check out the refined sensibilities of the hybrid Lexus NX 300h