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Market items fill a void

The sign hanging outside Keene International Market says it all: “All bellies welcome.”. A small gold bell jingles as customers enter the store. They’re greeted with crates stacked high with imported goods, shelves stocked with hard-to-find spices, and racks of candy from across the pond. The market, nestled in downtown...
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Two Nepalese Antiquities in the Rubin Museum Identified as Looted

Two carved architectural elements in the collection of the Rubin Museum of Art in New York were identified as stolen by two groups dedicated to tracing looted Nepalese cultural heritage abroad. On September 17, Lost Arts of Nepal, which was founded in 2015 and primarily operates via a Facebook page, posted across its social media channels that a 17th-century wooden torana and a 14th-century flying wooden Gandharva in the museum’s collection were looted from Yampi Mahavihara, Lalitpur, and Itum Bahal, Kathmandu, respectively.
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Utica's ethnic grocery stores speak universal language of food

Editor's note: A previous version of this article contained incorrect information. Grace Rai is a Bhutanese-Nepali refugee married to Ujjwal Rai who came to this country in 2010. When Grace Rai, a Bhutanese-Nepali refugee who grew up in Nepal, first came to the United States in 2010, she had trouble...

The Presidio Will Host A Food Truck Pop-Up On Weekends Through October

Off the Grid food trucks will make an appearance on the Main Parade Lawn!. Who’s hungry? San Francisco’s food truck scene is pretty respectable, with plenty of food truck parks dotted around the city. This October, the Presidio will now welcome food trucks on the Main Parade Lawn in addition to the usual restaurants and cafes. The temporary pop-up will take place on weekends from 11am-3pm until October 31!

Reading cafes where you can get a full English breakfast for £ 6 or less

There’s nothing like a full English on the weekend, but some can be very expensive, with the addition of crispy bacon, avocado, or sourdough bread that add to the cost. A London hotel is charging £ 39 for its fry, and the prices of bulk contracts for breakfast products like milk, wheat and sugar are up 28 percent from 2019, according to trading in US futures markets, which could spell a rise in prices for the humble fries.
Daily Hampshire Gazette

Guest columnist John Bidwell: Peace Corps service needed more than ever

This month the Peace Corps turns 60. President Kennedy signed the legislation that created the Peace Corps in September 1961, deepening through action, our key national values of service, sacrifice, dedication, and learning from those we serve. The Peace Corps goals are to serve others in interested countries, bring a...

Prestigious award for Peebles Take Away

A PEEBLES takeaway has been named the best in the Borders at the annual Scottish Asian Restaurant Awards. Shukria, in Northgate, was awarded the Just Eat Best Takeaway/Delivery Restaurant – Scottish Borders gong at a ceremony held earlier this week at Edinburgh's Sheraton Hotel. More than 50 restaurants were shortlisted.

Shehroze Kashif summits 8th tallest mountain Mansalu

Internationally-acclaimed Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif has set another world record as he summited the eighth-highest mountain in the world located in Nepalese Himalayas, Manaslu (8163m) at 5:40am Pakistan Standard Time (PST), reported 24NewHD TV channel on Saturday. Shehroze became the youngest climber in the world to summit K2 on 27...

Kuwait FM, Nepalese counterpart mull bilateral relations

In a meeting held Friday in New York on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, Sheikh Ahmad, also minister of state for cabinet affairs, reviewed with Dr. Khadka the latest regional and international developments of common interest. (end) ibi.
Boston Globe

Vegas’s latest attraction, Seattle’s glass festival comeback, and restaurant week in New Haven

Learn about local women who work in neuroscience, geoarcheology, and other scientific fields at a new exhibit at Acton’s Discovery Museum. “Picture Yourself: Women in STEAM” features six portraits by local female artists that highlight New England female scientists with a range of backgrounds, ethnicities, and interests. You’ll learn about Bulbul Chakraborty, a condensed-matter theorist who teaches physics at Brandeis University; Maureen Ritchey, a cognitive neuroscientist and professor at Boston College; and Ellice Patterson, a biologist and founder of Abilities Dance Boston, a nonprofit dance company. Don’t miss the virtual (Sept. 29) and in-person (Oct. 2) events when local scientists and artists talk about their work and research. The museum’s First Friday Nights Free program starts Oct. 1, when visitors get free admission, 4:30-7:30 p.m., on the first Friday of each month through June; admission $15.50 for 1 and older, $14.50 60 and older. Reservations required. 978-264-4200,

New Video Highlights Car And Booster Seat Safety In 9 Languages

September 19 to 25 is Child Passenger Safety Week in Atlantic Canada. The week highlights the importance of safely transporting children, as motor vehicle collisions are a leading cause of death and serious injury for children in Canada. For this year, Child Safety Link has launched a new video called...

‘Behind the Mask’ investigates student experience

“Behind the Mask” is a WNYO podcast now also becoming a column on The Oswegonian that locates international students on campus and alumni living abroad and reports on what their experiences have been like overseas coping with COVID-19. Host and columnist Tomas Rodriguez can be reached with tips at 772-333-5501 and on Twitter @TomasFRoBeltran.
Taylor Daily Press

short rate. Nepalese returns to Astana – Omloop van het Houtland De Ketele’s last road race | Cycling

Final round of the Houtland road race Kenny de Ketely. Omloop van het Houtland, the UCI race between Middelkerke and Lichtervelde, was the last road race of his career for Pistier Kenny De Ketele. This winter he’ll ride for another six days, but then he’ll hang the bike on the proverbial hook. On the road, the Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise rider scored one win. In 2008 he won the Pro Fair in Dentergem. The 36-year-old jockey has been particularly successful on the track. In 2012, for example, he became the world champion in teams racing in Melbourne with Gijs Van Hoecke. He won many titles and medals in the World Cup and European Championships. This summer, De Ketele, along with Robbe Ghys, came close to taking gold in the team sprint at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Our compatriots fell a short distance from the podium after a bloody final. Also in 2008, de Kettel narrowly missed the Olympic podium in Beijing, and then with Eligo Casey in Madison. De Kettel was already the track coach for the Belgian juniors for a while. The chance of him joining the national team framework for the track after his last six days is out of the question. (FHN)

Peeling the onion of cultural identity

Hailing from multiracial and multireligious Singapore, I am hardly a stranger to diversity. In the public housing estate I lived in, the concurrence of Chinese funerals and Malay weddings was not an unusual sight. Festivals like Chinese New Year, Deepavali and Hari Raya were never exclusive to any one racial group but celebrated collectively through a mutual exchange of greetings and delicacies. The sizable and ever-growing immigrant population has enriched the local food scene with manners of international cuisines from Korean and Italian to Caribbean and Nepalese, promoting awareness of their cultures among locals. With fluency in both English and Mandarin—the product of 10 years of institutionalized bilingual education that I once detested with a passion but am now immensely grateful to have undergone—I have had the versatility to traverse freely between Western and Asian cultures and acquaint myself with the values and norms that underpin them.

Philippine women's football team shoots for spot in 2022 AFC Asian Women's Cup

THE Philippine women’s national football team shoots for a spot in the 2022 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Women’s Cup when it takes on Hong Kong in an all-important Group F qualifying match on Friday in Uzbekistan. Currently leading the group with three points, the Malditas are looking to complete...