The Harbin Ice and Snow World in Harbin, China holds an international ice and snow festival annually every January. This year is the 33rd year of of the festival. Some previous designs have included famous building, mythical creatures, people, and even ice slides. The intricately carved ice sculptures are made even more spectacular with colorful lights.
Trump’s New Nominee for Labor Secretary
During a press conference on February 16, 2017 President Trump nominated Alexander Acosta for Labor Secretary, a day after Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination. Acosta, a Harvard Law School graduate, served as a member of the National Labor Relations Board from December 17, 2002 to August 21, 2003. He also served as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, during which time he testified before Congress on the importance of protecting the rights of Muslim Americans.
Oroville Dam Flooding
Almost 200,000 people were ordered to evacuate after a hole in an emergency spillway in the Oroville Dam threatened to flood the surrounding area. The order was cancelled on February 16.
Immigrants in America
The “Day without Immigrants” boycotts on February 16 were organized as a response to President Trump’s immigration plans. The idea is to recognize the importance every American to our nation’s life and culture, regardless of country of origin.