Northern Express - Extra <![CDATA[2016 New Year of the Monkey - ]]> While you will probably have to return to work on Monday, Jan. 4, most Chinese will get at least five days off to celebrate their New Year’s holiday. The Chinese New Year is aligned with the Chinese zodiac, with each of its 12 animal signs representing a year and running a 12-year cycle before repeating.]]> <![CDATA[Postcard From Malawi - ]]> One of my first attempts was to try to get a refrigerator to hold beer and pop. I got names and phone numbers of a salesperson and a manager at the regional distributor. I called the salesperson to set up a time to meet with her.]]> <![CDATA[Choice Bits - Round-the-region snapshots of the dining scene]]>