Kano Minenobu. Calligraphy by Konoe Iehiro,. "Murasaki Shikibu Composing The Tale of Genji." Japan, Edo period (1615-1868), 17th century. Kano Minenobu. Calligraphy by Konoe Iehiro,. "Murasaki Shikibu Composing The Tale of Genji." Japan, Edo period (1615-1868), 17th century. Photo: Ishiyamadera Temple Photo: Ishiyamadera Temple Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Kano Minenobu. Calligraphy by Konoe Iehiro,. "Murasaki Shikibu Composing The Tale of Genji." Japan, Edo period (1615-1868), 17th century. Kano Minenobu. Calligraphy by Konoe Iehiro,. "Murasaki Shikibu Composing The Tale of Genji." Japan, Edo period (1615-1868), 17th century. Photo: Ishiyamadera Temple Exhibition takes us into the enigmatic world of Japan's most … [Read more...] about Exhibition takes us into the enigmatic world of Japan’s most revered book, ‘The Tale of Genji’
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Their little-known language helped lead the Allied forces to victory over Japan in World War II. Now, 70 years later, Arizona's Navajo Code Talkers are finally getting their own day. Aug. 14 was officially designated Navajo Code Talkers' Day in Arizona. Gov. Jan Brewer, joined by several Code Talkers on Wednesday, held a private ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 1099, which unanimously passed both houses of the Legislature earlier this year. RELATED: Code Talker Sidney Bedoni passes away RELATED: Last of original group of Navajo Code Talker dies More on Code Talkers More on Chester Nez, who was the last living original Code Talker. Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez interviewed in his native language. State Sen. Carlyle Begay, the bill's first named sponsor, said the legislation recognizes "the culture and tradition and language that made the Code Talkers and really the code significant." After the private event, seven Code Talkers, wearing garrison caps and military … [Read more...] about Navajo Code Talkers get their own day
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Ask the Captain: Frequently asked questions Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Question: Do pilots have to eat different meals on a flight? Answer: I have not seen an FAA requirement for a meal difference. Many airlines require different meals for members of the flight crew in the belief that it mitigates risk of food-borne illness, but it is a choice made by each operator. Getty Images/iStockphoto Fullscreen Question: I notice that jet engine cowlings are scalloped on the rear edge on some engines and not on others. What is the purpose of the scalloped edge? Answer: Newer engines have the saw tooth cowlings. They help make the engine quieter, particularly at higher power. Getty Images/iStockphoto Fullscreen Question: When Air Force One makes a long trip, does it refuel in air? Answer: The Air Force carefully limits the information about the specifics of an Air Force One … [Read more...] about Ask the Captain: Why haven’t black boxes been replaced by streaming technology?
Good Wednesday morning. Welcome to the first working day of the new year. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) Hope springs eternal on Wall Street. But should it? Last year was an unexpectedly bad year for the stock market. But Wall Street’s top stock pickers are expecting gains in 2019. Still, there is plenty that could go wrong and upend those forecasts, the NYT’s Peter Eavis and Guilbert Gates write. Here’s a look: Borrowing costs: The Fed increased its target rate four times in 2018, and fears that the central bank would raise interest rates too much and send a chill through the American economy weighed heavily on stocks in 2018. If investors don’t see signs that the economy is growing steadily, they could hang on the Fed’s every move, and monetary policy meeting, this year. President Trump: Investors were mostly tolerant in early 2108 of Mr. Trump’s unpredictable declarations on Twitter. But as the trade war with China … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: What Could Go Wrong in 2019? Plenty
The Learning Network runs challenges for teenagers all year long, but when we announce a new one, it’s always with trepidation. Will it be too hard? Have we been clear enough about what we’re looking for? Will anyone out there actually take the time to do it? Well, in the case of the challenge we announced in December — to connect something you’re studying in school with the world today — we needn’t have worried. Over 1,200 students suggested interesting thematic links between recent Times articles and literary, historical and scientific texts and topics like “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” “Walden,” the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Chandrasekhar Limit and the California gold rush. Some texts came up so often that, if you’re a teacher currently working with any of them, you could do worse than to search this post to find the many and varied ways students see their resonance. “Brave New World,” “Fahrenheit … [Read more...] about Making Connections: 50 Teenagers Suggest Creative Ways to Link Classic Texts to the World Today