Home for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy supporters has always been elusive
On December 2, prominent activists Joshua Wong, Ivan Lam, and Agnes Chow were sentenced to between seven and 13-and-a-half months in prison on protest-related charges. The next day, pro-democracy lawmaker Ted Hui announced that he has gone into exile in Europe. In his public statement, Hui insisted: “Going into exile is not emigration. I will never emigrate. Hong Kong is my home and I can never put down roots anywhere else. This is also a reason why I have not applied for asylum in any country.” While asylum and emigration implies the desire to create a new home, Hui’s insistence on going into...
Hong Kong Free Press
Style at Home: A beautifully blue Christmas
"Blue Christmas" might not be the most uplifting holiday song, but our Blue Christmas room is certainly one beautiful display. Blue and white is one of my absolute favorite color combinations year-round, so we always have a stunning selection of chinoiserie. While not a classic Christmas palette like pine green and poinsettia red, blue is often used to represent winter, so I like to think it fits in just right for Christmas and is a frosty, magical approach to the season. Add in some soft gold and champagne shimmer and the combo is a fresh, timeless pairing.Our rich and vibrant Twilight Room w...
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Style at Home: Walkin’ in a woodland winterland
When I think of Christmas, a few things pop instantly into my mind. Classic red and green, sitting inside by the fire with my nearest and dearest, positioning the nativity scene just so, sleigh bells jingling. However, as I was looking at all our holiday goodies, I realized I wanted to do something a bit different that reflects the changes this year has brought for me. Like many families, we’re spending even more time outside, and this has given me a newfound appreciation for the beauty of nature and the simplistic joy and wonder it brings. The visuals team and I already had our sights set on ...
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Markets Hit Records on Vaccine Rally as Stay-at-Home Bets Wane
Investing.com -By Christiana SciaudoneInvesting.com -- Markets are soaring in the U.S. after Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) gave the world hope that a vaccine may be on its way.The pharmaceutical company said its Covid-19 vaccine is 90% effective at preventing infection.By 12:53 PM ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1,284 points, or 4.6%, while the S&P; 500 was up 2.9% and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.64%.Pfizer and partner Biontech Se (NASDAQ:BNTX) will seek regulatory approval for the vaccine by the end of November. The company said it could manufacture and distribute 1.3 billion doses by the e...
Home alone? Bea Alonzo gives lockdown hacks for singles
Home alone? Bea Alonzo gives lockdown hacks for singlesMANILA, Philippines — Just a few more days and it will be Christmas, and many people might be spending it alone in their homes due to the pandemic.Whatever the season, single people do not have to sign up with the Lonely Hearts Club, affirmed actress Bea Alonzo.During a recent exclusive e-mail interview with Philstar.com, Bea shared how she keeps her single lady lockdown life busy and happy.Self-love According to Bea, she tries to create a sense of normalcy at home by taking charge of her own health and wellbeing. This includes exercising ...
People Are More Scared of Repair Issues Than Ghosts in Their Home, According to New Study
During Halloween, stories of hauntings and eerie happenings are quite common, as Americans relish in embellishing the supernatural. But you know what they find even more terrifying than ghosts and ghouls? Major home repair issues.[reit]Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreShockingly, most people would rather live in a haunted house than deal with a rocky foundation or mold infestation in their home, according to a new study by Real Estate Witch.In fact, 93% of those surveyed said these home repairs are scarier than their house being haunted when purchasing a new home. Odd behavior f...
Ogun Is Home To All Nigerians, Says Abiodun
The Ogun State Government, on Sunday, warned any individual or group fanning ember of disunity to desist from such act forthwith or dealt with according to the laws of the land.The government in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Kunle Somorin, explained that some certain individual and groups have been sending messages on social media that could cause a breach of peace, asking some ethnic groups to leave the South-West region within the next 48 hours.The state government considered this inciteful messages in video clips as unfortunate, reckless and provo...
Meet Lily! This Gorgeous Cowgirl is Ready to Find Her Forever Home!
PARSIPPANY — Lily was rescued from a local, municipal shelter where she came in in a very, very bad shape. Lily was part of a neglect case and they soon realized she was pregnant and reached out to us.While Lily clearly had a hard life before coming to us, she is undergoing professional training and is doing so well. Due to her past, Lily has a hard time trusting strangers. She absolutely loves her family but will need people to understand her limitations with strangers. Lily can live with other dogs and children 16+!Lily definitely enjoys a walk and a romp in the yard, but she is not a high e...
Is Home-Based Work Productive? Or Not?
According to Cynthia Spraggs, this recent NPR article isn’t about Zoom meetings at all. It is about whether home-based work is productive or not.Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreGetting Fatigued By Being On Video All Day"There are a lot of spurious statistics from low sample sizes. If employees are fatigued by being on video all day (honestly what a nightmare), you can make this better by reconsidering the webcam," says Spraggs."Clearly, if you’re a company mandating Zoom meetings, that’s the first issue – because you are mandating people be on camera and that just isn’t a produ...