Black American chefs want credit for legacy of innovation

Washington (AFP) Black Americans have played a pivotal role in shaping the country’s cuisine and yet they have rarely been recognized for their contributions, some of which are considered among the country’s most iconic dishes. As conversations about racial injustice prompt a re-examination of the nation’s cultural record, black leaders …

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Germany hopes for a new world heritage

Fuzhou (dpa) – Cultural and natural World Heritage sites must be better protected from Unesco’s point of view. At the start of the two-week World Heritage Committee meeting on Friday, the President of the German Commission for Unesco, Maria Böhmer, warned of threats to the 1,121 sites around the world …

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Rocket towers and skyscrapers keep the rich soaring

Rich people keep trying to fight against each other. Go up and up and up. Richard Branson’s recent spaceflight – and his decision to launch a few days before Jeff Bezos’ space mission scheduled for Tuesday – literally follows a centuries-old tradition of wealthy people running to the top. It …

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Valeika, Raymond

VALEIKA, Raymond “Ray” Passed away peacefully at home on July 10, 2021. Ray was born in Kaunas, Lithuania, in 1942 to Florijonas and Ann Valeika. His father was a renowned composer and conductor of the Lithuanian military orchestra who, in his youth, had played the flute in the private orchestra …

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