Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Thousands rally over mining extension

Thousands of protesters yesterday marched from the Executive Yuan to the Presidential Office Building in Taipei to back demands that the government terminate a controversial extension of Asia Cement Corp’s (亞泥) mining rights in Hualien County’s Sincheng Township (新城). Members of ...FULL STORY

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Chinese practice 錦上添花 (jin3 shang4 tian1 hua1) adding flowers to brocade 蛋糕是早在新石器時代即已出現的甜點。糖霜(icing)的英文亦可寫作frosting,是覆蓋在蛋糕表面的一層糖,讓蛋糕更增甜味。換句話說,糖霜不是必需品,但有它更好,會讓味覺經驗更加美好。 糖霜早在數百年前便已開始使用。目前所知糖霜配方第一次出版是在一七六九年伊麗莎白‧拉菲德所著的《有經驗的英國女管家》一書。但是,在一九五○年代才開始把「icing on the cake」用來表示在已有的事物上再加上討喜的東西、表示額外的好處,或指無足輕重的改善。 「Icing on...FULL STORY

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