Covid-19: Hong Kong daily infections fall below 100 but death toll rises to 37, as gov’t refutes concerns over mainland testing team
Hong Kong’s daily coronavirus infection toll has fallen below 100 for the first time in 12 days, as the city recorded 80 confirmed cases on Monday. Meanwhile, the government refuted concerns over a team of Chinese experts who came to the city a day ago to help local authorities carry out widespread testing in response to the third wave of Covid-19.The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said 64 new patients had links to previous local cases, but the source of 24 infections was unknown. The city’s total number of confirmed cases now stands at 3,591, as death toll rose to 37 after two coronavirus...
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Travelers to Singapore to be electronically tagged for 14 days
Travelers arriving in Singapore will be electronically tagged to ensure they do not leave their accommodation for 14 days so as to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, the government said Monday.The new measure, which takes effect at midnight next Monday, will apply to both foreigners and locals who are allowed to serve their 14-day isolation or "stay-home-notice" after arriving from overseas in their chosen accommodation instead of dedicated facilities."All incoming travelers, including Singapore citizens and Singapore permanent residents...entering Singapore who are serving their SHN ou...
Exclusive: Wanted by Beijing, activist in-exile Wayne Chan says he won’t stop fighting for Hong Kong independence
Days after he learned he was wanted by police on suspicion of violating the national security law, exiled pro-independence activist Wayne Chan told HKFP that he chose to leave Hong Kong so that he could continue to say things that are banned.Chan – now in the UK – fled Hong Kong in early June after Beijing’s rubber-stamp congress announced plans to introduce legislation to criminalise subversion, secession, terrorism and collusion with foreign powers. The wide-reaching new law was formulated behind closed doors and promulgated without local scrutiny.State-run CCTV reported on Friday that Chan ...
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Japanese candy-making firm Fujiya to build biscuit plant in China
TOKYO, NNA – A subsidiary of Japanese confectionery maker Fujiya Co. is building a biscuit factory in China to expand output capacity, which is approaching its limit.Fujiya will spend about 2.9 billion yen ($27 million) to build the plant in Hangzhou, in eastern China, the company says.Construction of the plant, the second for the company’s local subsidiary Fujiya (Hangzhou) Food Co., began last month. Operations are expected to start in July 2023., the Tokyo-based firm said in a statement released last Wednesday.After being expanded, the factory will occupy a building area of approximately 24...
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Japan Lawson speeds up expansion in China, opening stores in Hebei, Hainan
TOKYO, NNA - Japanese convenience store chain operator Lawson Inc. is accelerating the expansion of its network in China, opening its first six stores in Hebei Province on Sunday and planning to launch its first store in Haikou, the capital of the southern island province of Hainan, in the fall.The latest move comes after Lawson announced in April that its local unit Beijing Lawson Co. agreed with Jinyuan Business Chain Management Hebei Co. to franchise the store in Tangshan city, which is growing fast economically in Hebei.The two partners planned to roll out 50 stores in five years in Shijia...
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Album reviews: The Chicks, Rufus Wainwright, The Psychedelic Furs
The Chicks“Gaslighter”(Sony ***)As “Gaslighter” neared completion, the first album in 14 years by Natalie Maines, Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Strayer looked like it was going to be a collection of protest music. The album’s name echoes a term for psychological manipulation that has often been leveled at President Donald Trump.Coming from a band ostracized by the country establishment for Maines’ 2003 comments in opposition to the U.S. invasion of Iraq — who then released a 2006 single called “Not Ready To Make Nice” — it seemed the group, now performing as the Chicks, was again spoiling for...
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Today's Special: Bread stale? Don't throw it away; make this treat
Perhaps you’ve made loaves of delicious challah or sourdough bread during the coronavirus lockdown or picked up crispy baguettes from your favorite bakery. White bread is so amazingly good when it’s fresh from the oven; sadly it goes stale very quickly.Of course, leftover bread can be ground into crumbs or torn into crunchy croutons (I keep crumbs and croutons in my freezer to top macaroni and cheese or to add to salads), but there are many more creative and enjoyable ways to use day-old bread.Dried-out bread is very adaptable to soaking up flavors without getting mushy. Many cuisines rely on ...
Commentary: Maybe: A few of Donald Trump's ideas
Just spitballing here, but maybe we could delay the November election, ignoring the Constitution and history and Congress, and keep me, the president, in power a while longer.Maybe we could make it harder to let American voters afraid of getting sick from the virus I abjectly failed to control cast their ballots easily by mail, as I have done myself.Maybe we could help kill that virus by injecting disinfectant inside people’s bodies.Maybe we could ban all Muslims from entering the country until we figure out what is going on.Maybe we could build an enormous wall across our entire southern bord...
New York Daily News
Cooling Stress Tips: How to cope with your inner rage
Are you upset over a lover who betrayed you? Furious about someone who lied about you to co-workers? Angry about money you got cheated out of in a business deal?Most of us know the feeling of rage. It’s the result of having our dignity dismantled. It’s the anger and hurt pressing on us that we know we didn’t deserve.There are all kinds of ways to deal with rage. We push it down. We cope. We relax a little. But, the problem is, it’s hard to keep it from coming back.“Watching the news can trigger my lifelong rage,” says a mother we’ll call Donna. “I grew up in a mixed racial family, and I get so...
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Current lawmakers banned from Hong Kong’s 2021 election may not be allowed to stay on, says delegate
Hong Kong’s sole delegate to China’s legislative body has said it would be “awkward” for incumbent lawmakers who had been barred from standing in the now-deferred 2020 Legislative Council election to continue their roles until next year. It comes as the government awaits a decision from China’s legislative body to resolve a lacuna in the local legislature ahead of the rescheduled polls next September.On Friday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam invoked emergency powers to postpone September’s legislative race for a year, citing coronavirus fears. The delay would result in a “vacuum period” in the Leg...
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