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          Asian Games 2018: Apa Pesan Bepe untuk Timnas Indonesia U-23?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Timnas Indonesia U-23 akan turun di ajang Asian Games 2018. Legenda timnas, Bambang Pamungkas pun punya pesan khusus untuk anak didiknya.

Timnas Indonesia akan tergabung di Grup A Asian Games 2018. Mereka akan menantang Laos, Taiwan, Palestina dan Hong Kong.

Beban berat tentu dirasakan oleh Garuda Muda di Asian Games tahun ini. Apalagi timnas Indonesia U-23 bertindak sebagai tuan rumah dengan dukungan puluhan ribu suporter.

"Kesempatan seperti ini tidak datang dua kali. Jadi jangan sampai dilewatkan," kata Bambang seperti dilansir Antara.

"Mereka harus pastikan memberikan yang terbaik bagi diri sendiri, orang-orang yang dicintai dan juga masyarakat. Semoga saja timnas Indonesia U-23 bisa lolos ke babak berikutnya," ujar pemain Persija itu menambahkan.

Pesan Lain

Pelatih timnas Indonesia U-23, Luis Milla memberi arahan pada pemainnya saat laga persahabatan melawan Korea Selatan U-23 di Stadion Pakansari, Kab Bogor, Sabtu (23/6). Indonesia U-23 kalah 1-2. (Liputan6.com/Helmi Fithriansyah)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Selain pesan kepada timnas Indonesia U-23, pemain yang akrab disapa Bepe itu juga menitipkan pesan sama pada seluruh atlet Indonesia.

"Seluruh atlet punya kesempatan membawa nama besar negara kita. Jadi manfaatkan semaksimal mungkin, berikan yang terbaik," ujar Bepe.

Jadwal Timnas

Pemain timnas Indonesia U-23 mencoba menghalangi pergerakan penyerang Korea Selatan U-23, Kim Jeung Ho pada laga persahabatan di Stadion Pakansari, Kab Bogor, Sabtu (23/6). Indonesia U-23 kalah 1-2. (Liputan6.com/Helmi Fithriansyah)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Jadwal Timnas Indonesia U-23

12 Agustus: Indonesia Vs Taiwan

15 Agustus: Indonesia Vs Palestina

17 Agustus: Indonesia Vs Laos

20 Agustus: Indonesia Vs Hong Kong


          Allan International Holdings      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Current Price: 3.74 HKD 
Current Book Value: 757M HKD
Current Market Cap: 1,250M HKD 
Exchange Rate: 7.77 HKD to 1 USD (fixed)
 
Allan International Holdings is a holding company based in Hong Kong that specializes in constructing household electrical appliances. It drew my eye with its low P/E (6.35), relatively high yield (6.15%), and rock-solid financial position.
 
AIH has virtually no debt and a cash balance of 332M HKD as of the interim report (Sep 2010). The company also has a recent record of positive free cash flow, so it has been able to fund its growth internally without needing to go to the capital markets. Both are good signs about the company’s ability to withstand another severe downturn, as is its strong performance during the last crisis.
 
Management has a significant stake in the company (44%) and seems to avoid any equity dilution. The family’s been running it for decades and it feels unlikely that they would suddenly put that at risk to grab a quick profit. Given the size of their stake and the length of their involvement it’s fair to say that their interests are aligned with outside shareholders.
 
So, why’s it so cheap? I see a few issues that might be putting off investors. There’s a lot of exposure to Europe, currency and commodity movements are squeezing margins, and receivables are way up as of the interim report.
 
I think that exposure to Europe is the least of AIH’s problems. Sales in Europe accounted for about 50% of FY2010 sales volume, so it is definitely the primary geographic region, but sales there held reasonably steady even during the financial crisis. Sales are invoiced in dollars, so the weak dollar ought to help sales, and national debt crises probably won't prevent European consumers from replacing their blenders. It’s probably a short-term concern at most.
 
Margins will probably be a bigger issue. Gross margin is currently at a five-year high (possibly longer since I only went back five years) but is already creeping down towards the historical average. I’m not going to try to predict the direction/magnitude of commodity price changes over the next year or two, but to be on the safe side it would make sense to assume that gross margin would be at or below the level of 2008 (lowest of the past five years). Applying that assumption to TTM earnings basically cuts them in half and results in an adjusted P/E of 13.4.
 
The real issue comes from the growth of receivables. Receivables were way up at the interim mark and let to the company burning a lot of cash. A look at previous interim reports shows that mid-year receivable growth is something of a pattern for AIH, but this year’s growth was larger than in previous years and significantly outpaced revenue growth.
 
AIH has very substantial customer concentration (another issue I’m not thrilled about), which makes the receivables issue more serious. Their largest customer accounts for 49% of sales and the top five collectively provide 92% of sales. Since the biggest three customers account for 80% of receivables on average, I’d wait to see the receivables balance decline a bit before jumping in. AIH doesn’t seem to have had any problems with bad receivables during the recession and despite the pile-up receivables also don’t seem to be aging - only a small fraction more are more than 90 days old - but a problem with any of their major customers would result in a a substantial write-down as well as a major decline in future revenue. With that in mind I’ll take a lesson from SKX and steer clear of even potential working capital issues. 
 
Their fiscal year ended March 31, so the annual report ought to be due out soon. That ought to clarify where the receivables issue stands. There is also a growing percentage of finished goods in the inventory. Inventory growth didn’t exceed revenue growth, but I’d like to see that play out a little more as well. Overall it seems like an interesting opportunity and the annual report ought to give a good sense of how serious these issues actually are.
 
Financial statements and vertical/horizontal comparisons: www.filedropper.com/allaninternationalholdings

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HONG KONG — We’ve just published a memo describing how July was an exceptionally telling month for Southeast Asia power-generation markets. Our memo argues that fossil fuel risk is underpriced in the region, and it makes four specific points along these lines. First, that there is too little transparency around certain deals in Indonesia. News in […]
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          Blogovi :: Kineski :)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Kao što rekoh pre par dana u jednoj temi ponovo sam počeo da učim mandarinski (najrasprostranjenija varijanta kineskog) pa ću u ovom blogu beležiti svoj napredak. Prošli put je bilo navrat-nanos i brzo sam izgubio motivaciju. Ovog puta sam ušao ozbiljnije u celu priču; naučio sam neke osnovne gramatičke instrukcije, fraze, shvatio sam način na koji se grade karakteri (dakle nisu u pitanju obične žvrljotine kako ljudi zamišljaju već karakteri imaju neku logiku i priču iza sebe) i pored toga stupio sam u kontakt sa dve osobe iz Kine koje uče srpski pa pomažemo jedni drugima preko HelloTalk-a već par dana (toplo preporučujem onima koji žele da nauče bilo koji jezik).

Zašto kineski? Pa pored toga što je dobar izazov, kinesku kulturu ne možete upoznati dovoljno dobro ukoliko ne znate kineski. Mislim da ću time da saznam gomilu korisnih stvari, a i želja mi je da je posetim jednog dana.

Da ne dužim previše, u ovom postu ću da objasnim neke bitne stvari vezane za jezik i da srušim određene stereotipe o njemu. Pre svega, ne postoji jedan kineski jezik (mada ću dalje kroz post da pišem kineski, ali znajte da je u pitanju mandarinski). Postoje dijalekti koji se prilično razlikuju jedan od drugog (čak ponekad do te mere da mislite da se radi o sasvim drugom jeziku). Najpopularniji je, naravno, mandarinski, a pored njega tu su i kantonski (varijanta koja se govori u Gunangžouu), Hakka (varijantom kojom se služi narod Hakka u Južnoj Kini, Tajvanu, Hong Kongu i dijaspori), Ping (ili Pingua koji se govori u autonomnom regionu Guangsi) i drugi.

Ono što kineski jezik čini teškim ljudima iz ostatka sveta jesu dve stvari:
1. karakteri
2. tonovi

Jezik ima preko 80 000 karaktera, ali oko 3 500 je sasvim dovoljno za razumevanje većine stvari (takođe, mnogi karakteri sastoje se od drugih karaktera pa ćete učenjem jednog karaktera lako učiti i druge karaktere koji ga imaju u sebi). Kao što sam već napomenuo, karakteri nisu puke žvrljotine već svaki ima određeno značenje. Recimo:

- rén - čovek, liči na dve noge

一, 二, 三 - yī, ér, sān - jedan, dva i tri

女 - - žena, žensko, izgleda kao dama koja stoji sa prekrštenim nogama

口 - kǒu - usta, a može se koristiti i kao otvor kombinovanjem, recimo karakter 山 (shān - planina) i 口 označavaju prolaz kroz planinu.

火 - hǔo - plamen

牛 - níu - krava, izgleda kao životinja sa rogovima

Na taj način se mnogi karakteri i uče. Za neke doduše morate biti prilično maštoviti, pa recimo karakter 美 (měi - lepo), kombinaciju karaktera za ovcu (羊) i veliko (大) možete zamisliti kao takmičenje u kom je najveća ovca najlepša i nju kako stoji na postolju za prvo mesto Mr. Green

U kineskom postoje četiri tona. Tonovi su veoma bitni jer reči koje se slično pišu mogu imati totalno različito značenje. Ispod su primeri:

- majka
- konoplja
- konj
- grditi

Snimio sam kako se izgovaraju: mycity.rs/must-login.png

Kineska gramatika je verovatno jedna od najlakših (ako ne i najlakša) na svetu. Nemate množinu, padeže, rodove i mnoge druge stvari na koje ste navikli u drugim jezicima. Evo nekih osnovnih primera rečenica:

你好 - Zdravo
Nǐ hǎo

你 - ti
好 - dobro

ma dodajemo na kraj rečenice pri postavljanju pitanja

你好吗?- Kako si?
Nǐ hǎo ma

Odgovor može biti:

我很好,谢谢 - Dobro sam, hvala.
Wǒ hěn hǎo, xièxiè

我 - ja
很 - vrlo, veoma
好 - dobro
谢谢 - hvala

A možemo i uzvratiti pitanje (u ovom slučaju dodajemo ne - trenutno nisam stigao do tog dela u gramatici, ali generalno ma se koristi kod pitanja koja se mogu odgovoriti sa da ili ne, a ne isključivo kod tzv. bounce-back pitanja).

我很好,你呢?- Dobro sam, a ti?
Wǒ hěn hǎo, nǐ ne?

我 - ja
很 - vrlo, veoma
好 - dobro
你 - ti
呢 - nastavak ne

Ako nekog zanima kako to zvuči (na kraju kažem 再见 - doviđenja): mycity.rs/must-login.png

Što se trenutnog stanja tiče učim 100 najčešćih karaktera i planiram da ih sve naučim u narednih mesec i nešto dana (učim po 3 dnevno). Danas sam obradio 是 - biti, 的 - nastavak koji pretvara lične zamenice u prisvojne (我的 - moje, 你的 - tvoje, 他的 - njegovo itd) i 一 - jedan.



Inače, verovatno ste se barem jednom zapitali kako Kinezi pišu sve ove karaktere na standardnim tastaturama - odgovor je pinyin, sistem predstavljanja kineskih karaktera rimskim alfabetom:


Wǒ bùyào kāfēi, wǒ yào chá! - Neću kafu, hoću čaj!
          Competitions: Trans Plan 2018: IMMERSIVE EVOLUTION      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Registration Deadline: Sep 30, 2018; Submission Deadline Oct 5, 2018

[Overview] 

TRANS PLAN is an international student design competition organized by A2G (Architecture Gallery at the Faculty of Architecture University of Manitoba). The competition is open to all students registered in a spatial design (architecture, interior, landscape, urban, and so on) and or an exhibition design programs.

The challenge of TRANS PLAN 2018 is to design an immersive installation that evolves throughout the duration of the exhibition. The winning entry, selected by the jury, will be installed at A2G for public viewing for 50+/- days in the fall of 2018.

[Design Brief]

Can space evolve through its contextual and environmental agency? Can we devise an atmospheric and/or spatial evolution? Can we stage evolutive conditions as the main experience of a space?

In relation to a ‘responsive’ or a ‘streaming/feeding' conditions, an ‘evolutive’ condition may assume dimensions/dynamics of accumulation or aggregation; together with its transmogrifying nature, it can discuss a sense of commitment and responsibility. The challenge of the competition is to [1] devise an algorithmic substructure/system for evolutive space and experience and to [2] plan out the logistics of fabrication and installation at A2G.

The proposed set up  (installation) is expected to be immersive and evolve over the duration of the exhibition, 50+/- days. The initial setup itself can be an immersive experience itself and or a form of discourse around the topic.

The proposal must be designed with the efficient and effective use of materials and fabrication/installation process in mind and all parts used in the proposal must be locally sourceable. A total budget of up to $1,500 CDN will be allocated as the project’s material budget, and basic woodworking and digital fabrication will be accessible at the faculty’s facility.

[Jury 2018]

  • Clay Odom | School of Architecture Advanced Interior Design U. of Texas at Austin | USA 
  • Darcie Watson | DFZ, Ryerson University | Canada   - Joel Letkeman | Aarhus School of Architecture | Denmark 
  • Johan Voordouw | Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism | Canada 
  • Peter Hasdell | The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design | China 
  • Shane Williamson | Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design | Canada 

[Technical Advisor]

  • Jae-Sung Chon | Environmental Design Program University of Manitoba | Canada 

[Schedule]

  • August, 2018___Competition announcement 
  •  September 30th, 2018___Registration deadline (11:59 pm CST) 
  •  October 5th, 2018___Submission deadline (11:59 pm CST) 
  •  October 12th, 2018___Announcement of results 
  •  Fall 2018 (date TBA)___Installation & Exhibition 

[Eligibility] 

  •  Full-time students registered at a post-secondary (or equivalent) education programs in spatial design and or exhibition design 
  •  Individual or Team (no limit in number) 
  •  All selected/shortlisted entries will be asked to verify their registration status 

 [Registration & Submission] 

 Visit the competition website for details 

 [Submission Requirements] 

1. Design Panel 

  • A single PDF file with up to two A1 size boards in portrait orientation 
  • Graphic illustration of the proposal, including critical dimensions, installation-fabrication method(s) and use/experience scenario(s) 

2. Project Document 

  • A single PDF file with one A4 size (or letter size) in portrait orientation 
  • Project description (max. 300 words)  including curatorial intentions, experience/use scenario(s), envisioned fabrication-installation method(s), and material-budget projection/assumption 

 [General Notes, Terms and Conditions] 

Visit the competition website for details

[Q & A] 

 All questions can be directed to a2g.competition@gmail.com

 [About A2G]

 A2G is the architecture gallery at the Faculty of Architecture University of Manitoba

http://a2g.ca

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NEW YORK — A late gain for U.S. stocks slipped away Wednesday as a four-day winning streak ended. Energy companies sank along with the price of oil.

The price of crude oil fell more than 3 percent Wednesday. Big dividend payers and industrial companies slipped. Gains for Microsoft, Facebook and Alphabet helped technology companies finish higher. Banks and health care companies also rose.

The U.S. and China both announced new tariffs: later this month each country will put a 25 percent tax on $16 billion in goods imported from the other. Both countries placed tariffs on $34 billion in imports earlier this month, and they have threatened much larger tariffs to come.

But investors have been focusing on rising company earnings instead. Karyn Cavanaugh, senior markets strategist at Voya Investment Management, said U.S. companies are expecting bigger profits in spite of the tariffs.

"That speaks to me a lot louder than a lot of negative headlines," she said. "Companies have gotten very good at minimizing their costs and being very efficient with what they have."

The S&P 500 index dipped 0.75 points to 2,857.70. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 45.16 points, or 0.2 percent, to 25,583.75. The Nasdaq composite rose 4.66 points, or 0.1 percent, to 7,888.33. The Russell 2000 index of smaller stocks lost 1.42 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,686.88.

The Trump administration plans to tax Chinese industrial products such as steam turbines and iron girders starting Aug. 23. China's government said it will put tariffs on U.S. goods including cars, crude oil and scrap metal starting on the same date.

Oil futures fell sharply. U.S. crude oil lost 3.2 percent to $66.94 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, the standard for international oil prices, fell 3.2 percent to $72.28 a barrel in London.

Exxon Mobil lost 0.7 percent to $80.73 and Chevron dipped 1 percent to $123.88.

Snap, which runs the Snapchat video app, fell 6.8 percent to $12.23 after it said daily users fell during the second quarter. It's the latest technology company to have its stock drop after announcing discouraging user totals, joining Facebook, Twitter and Netflix.

Match Group, the parent of online dating companies including Match.com and OKCupid, bucked that trend. Its stock jumped 17.3 percent to $45.60 after Match reported big gains in subscribers, especially for Tinder. Its adjusted profit and revenue beat Wall Street projections.

Drugstore and pharmacy benefits manager CVS raised its annual profit forecast and rose 4.2 percent to $68.17. CVS said prescriptions sales grew, although it took a loss after it wrote down the value of its Omnicare pharmacy services business by almost $4 billion.

In April, construction equipment company Caterpillar said it doubted it would top its first-quarter profit for the rest of this year. Investors were concerned that that might hold true for the rest of corporate America, but so far it hasn't.

A month ago analysts expected the companies of the S&P 500 to earn $160.32 per share in 2018. That's risen by almost a dollar, to $161.29 a share. Their estimates for 2019 have risen by a bit more than a dollar, to $177.52 a share from $176.38.

Twinkie maker Hostess Brands plunged 17.6 percent to $11.49 after it said its results were hurt by cuts in promotional support and inventory from a major retailer and higher costs, including for transportation.

Pizza maker Papa John's fell 5.2 percent to $38.94 after it said North American sales fell again. The company also cut its forecasts for the year. Papa John's is in a public spat it with founder John Schnatter, who was ousted as chairman in July after a report he used a racial slur in a conference call.

Domino's, a rival pizza delivery company, climbed 3.4 percent to $286.92.

Walt Disney fell 2.2 percent to $113.98 after the entertainment company's profit and revenue fell short of analysts' estimates.

Cars.com and Avis Budget Group both sank after cutting their sales forecasts. Rental car company Avis skidded 15.2 percent to $32.85 while Cars.com, an online auto marketplace, dipped 2.6 percent to $27.29.

Struggling rival Hertz jumped 24 percent Tuesday after a better-than-expected quarterly report. Hertz fell 7.3 percent to $18.11 Wednesday.

Bond prices turned higher. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.96 percent from 2.97 percent.

In other commodities trading, wholesale gasoline fell 4 percent to $2.02 gallon. Heating oil lost 2.5 percent to $2.12 a gallon. Natural gas rose 1.8 percent to $2.95 per 1,000 cubic feet.

Gold rose 0.2 percent to $1,221 an ounce. Silver gained 0.4 percent to $15.43 an ounce. Copper remained at $2.75 a pound.

The dollar fell to 110.96 yen from 111.43. The euro inched up to $1.1619 from $1.1594.

The German DAX fell 0.1 percent and France's CAC 40 lost 0.4 percent. In Britain, the FTSE 100 index rose 0.8 percent.

Japan's Nikkei 225 index gave up early gains and closed 0.1 percent lower. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index added 0.4 percent while South Korea's Kospi edged 0.1 percent higher.

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          EE.UU. y China se enzarzan con nuevos aranceles de 16.000 millones      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Como en una partida de ajedrez estival, las dos mayores potencias mundiales ensayan sus movimientos frente al tablero del sistema comercial mundial. El primer movimiento lo dio la Administración Trump, que anunció el martes por la noche nuevos aranceles del 25% a una lista de 279 productos chinos por valor de 16.000 millones de dólares. Esto supone el segundo tramo de la batería de gravámenes adoptados por Washington contra Pekín. Tras este movimiento, fue China la que ayer por la tarde anunció «en paralelo» un arancel del 25% a productos norteamericanos en la misma fecha y por valor de 16.000 millones de dólares. Las tablas tienen efectos dispares. La medida de Estados Unidos afecta, sobre todo, a bienes de la industria química, petrolera y motriz y tendrá consecuencias sobre 279 productos. Desde Pekín la réplica afectará a 333 productos que aluden a destilados del petróleo, automóviles y equipos médicos. Pekín esgrimió que aprobaba esta medida «para salvaguardar sus derechos e intereses legítimos y el sistema multilateral de comercio», como detalló el Departamento de Comercio chino. Estas barreras arancelarias han completado el paquete inicial de 50.000 millones de dólares anunciados por el Gobierno de EE.UU. y que entró en vigor parcialmente a comienzos de julio. Ese primer tramo tuvo en su punto de mira un total de 1.300 productos chinos, entre los que figuraban aparatos tecnológicos de las industrias aeroespacial y robótica, a los que también se aplicó aranceles del 25 % hasta alcanzar los 34.000 millones de dólares, aclaró el comunicado del Departamento de Comercio. Pekín entonces respondió con una primera oleada de tarifas a bienes estadounidenses por el mismo valor, sobre todo agrícolas y, en concreto, soja, mientras que Trump reaccionó con un arancel del 10% a 200.000 millones de euros. Ello llevó a Pekín a denunciar a EE.UU. ante la OMC. Precisamente ayer se conoció el primer impacto de estas medidas sobre el sector exterior chino. Las exportaciones de la potencia asiática crecieron un 8,6% hasta julio en variación interanual a los 2,1 billones de euros, por lo que el país refuerza su posición ante un recrudecimiento de la guerra comercial. Efector bursátil De hecho, solo en el mes las ventas al exterior crecieron un 6%, si bien las dirigidas a Estados Unidos renquearon un 2,5% frente a junio. EE.UU. absorbe el 13,7% de las exportaciones chinas y la UE, un 14,6% del total. Al mismo tiempo, las importaciones también subieron, un 11,%. Eso sí, el superávit comercial de China con Estados Unidos se redujo escuetamente desde los 28,97 millones de dólares, nivel récord que marcó en junio, hasta los 28,09 billones. En cuanto a las bolsas asiáticas, Hong Kong reaccionó subiendo un 0,39% mientras que el CSI 300 de China perdió un 1,61% y Tokio cedió un 0,08%. La bolsa americana reaccionaron en la apertura con resultados planos, mientras que las bolsas asiáticas, Hong Kong reaccionó subiendo un 0,39% mientras que el CSI 300 de China perdió un 1,61% y Tokio cedió un 0,08%. El crecimiento de España pierde impulso según la OCDE El ritmo de crecimiento de la economía española comienza a ofrecer síntomas de fatiga, según ha advertido la OCDE, en línea con las perspectivas de desaceleración detectadas para el resto de las principales economías de la zona euro, así como para el conjunto de países del club de países desarrollados. El índice compuesto de indicadores líderes (CLI), ha descendido a 99,52 puntos en junio desde los 99,64 del mes anterior en el caso de España. En el conjunto de la Eurozona, se deterioró a 99,9 puntos desde los 100 del mes anterior, mientras que en toda la OCDE el dato se situó en 99,8 puntos desde los 99,9 de mayo, lo que implica «desaceleración del crecimiento». Solo EE.UU. y Japón escapan el debilitamiento generalizado del club de los países ricos.
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1. Staffel, Folge 40: Die Rennfahrer treffen bei einem spannenden Abenteuer in China auf den Gaststar Hongkong Phooey.
          UWF professor To Take His ‘Turbidity Paintings’ To Hong Kong      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
University of West Florida art professor Thomas Asmuth continues to forge a reputation as an innovative explorer of experimental media by blending art, science and technology. Along with colleague Sara Gevurtz, a Virginia Commonwealth University instructor who has a biology and environmental science background, Asmuth is working on a Florida Research Fellowship-funded project that uses remotely operated submersibles to collect data and images of the turbidity of water. Turbidity measures the degree to which water loses transparency because of suspended particles. It is one of the factors environmental scientists use in measuring water quality. Results will be displayed in a photographic form that serves as an immediate and understandable image of the current environment. Think of a grid of photographs mounted on a wall like a graphic arts installation, Gevurtz said. “It’s art as data, and data as art,” Asmuth said Asmuth and Gevurtz have been invited to discuss their work at the annual
          Esta librería también es un refugio para los gatos       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Esta librería de Hong Kong se ha convertido en un refugio para gatos callejeros. Aquí pueden circular a su antojo. Y su dueña los cuida hasta que encuentran a alguien que quiera adoptarlos.

          Now you can have the WeWork experience à la carte      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

When a steam pipe in New York’s City’s Flatiron district exploded in July, many of the surrounding buildings were shut down for several days. Dan Reich, CEO of Troops, a company that makes automated collaboration software for sales teams, couldn’t get into his office.

“We would have had to work from home,” he told me. “We had nowhere to go.” Luckily, he says, he was renting his office through WeWork, and so he dispersed his team to desks across the coworking network for the week. Troops is the first company to take advantage of a new WeWork offering for medium-sized companies. Rather than renting an office or a floor at a WeWork proper or having WeWork build and operate a previously leased office space, as it does for enterprises, companies with 11-250 employees can now get an individual office space through WeWork. Think of it as WeWork à la carte.    

The service, now called HQ by WeWork, officially launches today. “For the longest time we’ve been enabling companies to take full floors at a WeWork, but it was kind of a hack,” says Dave Fano, head of growth at WeWork.

To accommodate mid-sized businesses, WeWork is leasing spaces in realm of 5,000 to 6,000 square feet, as opposed to whole buildings. Companies that lease these spaces through WeWork will have a membership to the whole WeWork platform, enabling them to, say, book conference rooms outside their immediate office or attend WeWork sponsored events. WeWork will also maintain the office spaces it rents. The company will handle cleaning, plant watering, and coffee services. Unlike with its other properties, there will be no full-time staff member on location running the office. The product is pitched as a slimmed-down version of a typical WeWork. “We’re calling it ‘service light,'” says Fano. 

Part of a larger plan

Around the country, small businesses—defined as having one to 500 employees—are getting more profitable, according to a 2017 survey from the Federal Reserve Banks. “It comes down to providing education on managing personal finances, encouraging greater transparency in lending practices, expanding access to capital, and breaking down barriers to procurement opportunities,” wrote New York Fed president William C. Dudley at the time.

Through its network, WeWork is hoping to provide more such educational services, helping companies with marketing and/or sourcing new customers. Last October, it purchased New York-based coding bootcamp Flatiron school with the intention of eventually offering classes to its 268,000 members. Creating a new menu of service for medium-sized business appears to be the next layer of its plan to help businesses grow.

Reich began to look for a new office when his company hired its 20th employee. At the time, Troops was three years old and renting a small office inside a coworking space on 68th Street and Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Though his company was growing, Reich didn’t want to commit to a long-term lease. He had considered expanding into a WeWork, but found that he couldn’t get the privacy he needed. So, the story goes, the WeWork team offered him the opportunity to try out this thing they were working on, now called HQ by WeWork.

Since getting on board with WeWork, Reich says he been relieved that he doesn’t have to waste his time in the minutiae of running an office, like figuring out which speakers to buy “so we can listen to music throughout the day,” he says. WeWork does that. He also didn’t have to negotiate a lease, design the space, or hire a cleaning service. He just has to focus on running his company. 

It’s easy to see how someone could get used to the conveniences of such an arrangement, which speaks to the crux of WeWork’s strategic thesis: Get them hooked when they’re running a young, scrappy company, and keep them for life. In the WeWork life cycle, it may start with hot desks, “because it’s super cheap and they have no money,” says Fano. But as these startups grow, WeWork wants to shepherd them to the top, from five employees to 50,000. And when a company has gotten so big that it’s ready to expand internationally, Fano says, “They’ll use WeWork and go through the whole cycle again.”

Of course, there are risks to working with mid-sized companies that aren’t necessarily profitable and don’t know where their next check is coming from (or when it’s coming in). WeWork typically asks companies to sign a one-year lease and 90-day vacate notice. But it also has account managers who do quarterly reviews with companies to think through their spacial needs. That means adding services or, in some cases, downsizing. Fano says WeWork is happy to move people around within the platform. 

And what if one of these companies goes kaput? That happens, says Fano, and WeWork fills their spot. “There’s pent-up demand,” he says. 

Fano thinks HQ by WeWork will be especially popular in tight real estate markets like Tokyo or Hong Kong, where it is hard to get an office space at all, let alone for a good price. For now, HQ by WeWork will be available in New York, San Francisco, Toronto, and London.


          Army Green Sleeveless Maxi Cargo Dress - Vintage 90s - XS/S by VonlenskaVintage      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

49.00 USD

Vintage 90s sleeveless army green khaki cargo maxi dress with single zippered front bib pocket, adjustable straps, and side zipper closure. Short back slit. In excellent vintage condition.

Will best fit a size XS/S
Marked a size 4

Tag: American Eagle Outfitters
100% cotton
Made in Hong Kong


Measurements, lying flat:

Bust 16"
Waist 15"
Hips 19,5"
Total length 52"


          CHP reminds public on precautions against heat stroke during very hot weather      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
     The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (August 9) reminded members of the public, particularly those undertaking outdoor activities, to take heed of necessary measures against heat stroke and sunburn in very hot weather.

     "The public should carry and drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration while engaging in outdoor activities," a spokesman for the CHP said.

     "Those engaged in strenuous outdoor activities should avoid beverages containing caffeine, such as coffee and tea, as well as alcohol, as they speed up water loss through the urinary system," the spokesman explained.

     "The obese, the sick, including those with heart disease or high blood pressure, the old and the young are more vulnerable to heat-related illnesses. They should pay special attention," the spokesman added.

     The public should adopt the following precautions:
 
  • Wear loose and light-coloured clothing to reduce heat absorption and facilitate sweat evaporation and heat dissipation;
  • Avoid vigorous exercise and prolonged activities like hiking or trekking as heat, sweating and exhaustion place additional demands on the physique;
  • Perform outdoor activities in the morning or late afternoon;
  • For indoor activities, open all windows, use a fan or use air-conditioning to maintain good ventilation; and
  • Reschedule work to cooler times of the day.

     If working in a hot environment is inevitable, introduce shade in the workplace where practicable, and start work slowly and pick up the pace gradually. Get into a cool area for rest at regular intervals to allow the body to recuperate.

     The public should also note the latest and the forecast Ultraviolet (UV) Index released by the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO). When the UV Index remains high (6 or above):
 
  • Minimise direct exposure of the skin and the eyes to sunlight;
  • Wear loose long-sleeved clothing made of close-woven fabrics;
  • Wear a wide brim hat or use an umbrella;
  • Seek a shaded area or put on UV-blocking sunglasses;
  • Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or above. Apply liberally and reapply after swimming or sweating; and
  • While using DEET-containing insect repellents for personal protection against mosquito-borne diseases, apply sunscreen first, then insect repellent.

     If symptoms develop, such as dizziness, headache, nausea, shortness of breath or confusion, rest and seek help immediately, and seek medical advice as soon as possible.

     The public may get more information from the DH's Health Education Hotline (2833 0111), heat stroke page and UV radiation page; the HKO's Dial-a-Weather (1878 200), latest weather and forecastUV Index and weather information for hiking and mountaineering; and press releases of the Labour Department on precautions against heat stroke for outdoor workers and their employers when the Very Hot Weather Warning is in force.
          Very Hot Weather Warning issued      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Attention TV/radio announcers:

Please broadcast the following as soon as possible:

     The Hong Kong Observatory has issued the Very Hot Weather Warning.

     To prevent heat stroke, avoid prolonged activities outdoors.

     If engaged in outdoor work or activities, wear a wide-brimmed hat and light-coloured, loose-fitting clothes. Stay in shaded areas as much as possible.

     Drink plenty of water, and avoid beverages containing caffeine or alcohol.

     If you feel sick, consult a doctor right away.
          London ETO promotes Hong Kong's arts and culture in Finland with Hong Kong Children's Choir (with photos)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
     The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London (London ETO) promoted Hong Kong's thriving arts and cultural life by co-presenting a concert with the Hong Kong Children's Choir (HKCC) at the Finlandia Chamber Music Hall in Helsinki, Finland, on August 6 (Helsinki time).
 
     Once again performing in Finland after its previous appearance in 2012, the HKCC, heading towards its 50th anniversary, delivered a special concert that also featured the renowned Tapiola Choir from Espoo, Finland. The music comprised a varied repertoire of songs from East and West, including works by some of Hong Kong's best-known and up-and-coming composers. Conducted by its Music Director and Principal Conductor, Kathy Fok, as well as conductors Dominic Lam and Vivian Suen, the HKCC performed, among other pieces, "Ave Maria" by Giulio Caccini, "Laudate Dominum" by John August Pamintuan and a specially commissioned piece by Darius Lim, "Children of Light". It also performed pieces by its resident composer Steve Ho: "Let Music Flow", "Kung Fu", "MTR Song" and "In Search of Plum Flowers in the Rockies".
 
     The Tapiola Choir, conducted by Pasi Hyökki, performed several songs composed by Finnish composers at the concert. They also performed "The Ritual Dance" – a spectacular five-part "primitive music" composition by Jukka Linkola in which they sang as a mass choir alongside the HKCC and the Yuen Long DAC Treble Choir, another guest choir joining the concert. The concert ended with the theme song of the HKCC's 50th anniversary, "I Just Want to Sing", performed by the HKCC and the Tapiola Choir together.
 
     Speaking at the opening of the concert, the Director-General of the London ETO, Ms Priscilla To, welcomed the choirs and talked about the closer collaboration between Hong Kong and Finland. "We are pleased to see that Finland and Hong Kong have in recent years built even closer ties on various fronts, including arts and culture collaboration. Last year, we collaborated with a number of Hong Kong arts groups, including the Musicus Society, the Hong Kong String Orchestra and the Hong Kong Arts Centre, to organise music concerts and a comics exhibition in Helsinki, Espoo, and Kauniainen," she said.
 
     "In addition to being an international financial and business centre, Hong Kong has emerged as a leading arts and culture hub in the region. Orchestras, jazz ensembles, international film and arts festivals, art and design exhibitions and street performances reflect the diversity and vibrancy of Hong Kong's cultural life."
 
     Founded in 1969, the HKCC has grown into a diversified arts organisation for children. The HKCC has gained international acclaim for its performances and has earned a reputation as one of the best children's choirs in the world. The Helsinki performance was part of a European tour in which the HKCC also took part in a major international choral festival in Tallinn, Estonia.
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          Transcript of remarks by CE at media session       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
     Following is the transcript of remarks by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at a media session before the Nam Pak Hong Association 150th anniversary ceremony this evening (August 8):
 
Reporter: Why do you insist that Fred Ma should stay, because a company certainly can do without one man and shouldn't he also be responsible? And secondly, why should Transport Secretary Frank Chan stay too? Should he be accountable for this whole incident surrounding the Shatin to Central Link?
 
Chief Executive: Well, I understand that in some quarters, whenever an issue like this happens, people want all the heads to roll, but we have to be reasonable and take the appropriate actions. I have explained at length that when we talk about responsibility and accountability, there are different levels of responsibility and accountability.
 
     In this particular incident, the director or the project director and the works team have the most important responsibility that they have to shoulder, and that's why we are very decisive in taking actions on that front. But as far as the senior management is concerned, because there is division of labour within a company,  the senior management perhaps could have done better in terms of monitoring, especially after the incident has hit the news. They have been given a period of time to produce and submit report to the Hong Kong SAR Government, the senior management should have exercised an even higher level of diligence and vigilance to ensure the accuracy of the report. So Mr Lincoln Leong has also taken responsibility for that.
 
     Then finally is the Chairman and the Board of the MTR Corporation. I have a look at the facts and asked my government directors on the MTR Board. They have been kept in the dark. They have performed their role in asking a lot of questions from the management, especially the project team, but they have been kept in the dark. My consideration is based on this sort of analysis of responsibility and accountability. But practically, the MTR Corporation is a very sizeable company. It has several business areas. One is of course the projects, the railway projects. The other is operating railway every day, transporting 5 million of passengers on a daily basis, and they have the property side as well. For such a big company to have all these senior people leaving at the same time would not be a very sensible proposition. So despite Mr Fred Ma himself wanting to take accountability for this matter and step down, I have invited him and persuaded him to stay for a while in order to help us to undertake the various functions.
 
     As far as the Secretary for Transport and Housing, the considerations are very much the same. He is also a member of the Board, and I think the government directors have also exercised their diligence in scrutinising the work of the project team and asking questions. In terms of a monitoring role, of course the Highways Department is assisting the Secretary for Transport and Housing in monitoring and the discovery this time that we could come out to tell the public about is part and parcel of that effective monitoring.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)  
          HKMC Annuity Plan's online registration system resumes services      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:

     The online registration of HKMC Annuity Plan has resumed services at around 7pm tonight (August 8). Applicants can register online their intent to subscribe for the Plan at or before 11.59pm tomorrow (August 9) at the HKMC Annuity Limited website (www.hkmca.hk).
          Managers of unlicensed guesthouses fined      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
     Two men were charged with contravening the Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation Ordinance at the Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts today (August 8). A man was sentenced to two months' imprisonment, suspended for two years, and fined $12,000. The other man was fined $8,000.

     The courts heard that in July last year and February this year, officers of the Office of the Licensing Authority (OLA), the Home Affairs Department, inspected two suspected unlicensed guesthouses on Shanghai Street and Portland Street in Mong Kok. During the inspections, the OLA officers posed as lodgers and successfully rented rooms in these guesthouses on a daily basis.

     According to the OLA's records, these guesthouses did not possess licences under the Ordinance on the days of inspection. The men responsible for managing the premises were charged with contravening section 5(1) of the Ordinance.

     A department spokesman stressed that operating or managing an unlicensed guesthouse is a criminal offence and will lead to a criminal record. Upon conviction, the offender is liable to a maximum fine of $200,000 and two years' imprisonment.
            
     The spokesman appealed to anyone with information about suspected unlicensed guesthouses to report it to the OLA through the hotline (Tel: 2881 7498), by email (hadlaenq@had.gov.hk), by fax (2504 5805) using the report form downloaded from the OLA website (www.hadla.gov.hk), or through the mobile application "Hong Kong Licensed Hotels and Guesthouses".
          Record of Discussion of the Meeting of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee Currency Board Sub-Committee held on June 28      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:
 
(Approved for issue by the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee on July 17)
 
Report on the Currency Board Operations (April 17 – June 14)
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     The Sub-Committee noted that during the review period, the Hong Kong dollar (HKD) traded within a range of 7.8427 – 7.8500 against the US dollar (USD). Since the first triggering on April 12, the weak-side Convertibility Undertaking (CU) was triggered 19 times and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority bought HK$70.4 billion under the weak-side CU. The Aggregate Balance and the Monetary Base fell correspondingly after the multiple triggering of the weak-side CU, with the Monetary Base declining to HK$1,643.77 billion at the end of the review period. The HKD firmed again towards the end of the review period, in part underpinned by seasonal demand for the HKD (e.g. corporate demand for dividend payments) and interbank demand in preparation for sizable initial public offering (IPO) activities. 
 
     The Sub-Committee noted that largely reflecting IPO-related demand, reduced interbank liquidity following triggering of the weak-side CU, expectation of US rate hikes and seasonal liquidity demand, HKD interbank interest rates picked up across the curve during the review period. 
 
     The Sub-Committee further noted that, in accordance with the Currency Board principles, all changes in the Monetary Base had been fully matched by changes in foreign reserves.
 
     The Report on Currency Board Operations for the period under review is at the Annex.
 
Monitoring of Risks and Vulnerabilities
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     The Sub-Committee noted that in the US, although solid growth performance led the Federal Reserve Board (Fed) members to suggest a Dot Plot Median Forecast of four rate hikes in 2018, the Fed might need to weigh between rising inflationary pressures and downside risks to growth from trade conflicts further down the road. 
 
     The Sub-Committee noted that the US dollar strengthening and escalating trade tensions had put pressure on capital outflows from emerging market economies, and might weigh on their growth outlook.
 
     The Sub-Committee noted that in Mainland China, domestic demand showed signs of moderation but investment in high-value added manufacturing sectors remained solid. Rising trade tensions and signs of slower growth would pose challenges for Mainland authorities to calibrate policies to strike a balance between reducing financial risks and achieving stable growth.
 
     The Sub-Committee noted that in Hong Kong, economic growth accelerated in the first quarter and the growth momentum was expected to remain solid albeit at a slightly slower pace. The sanguine outlook was against the background of heightened uncertainties, particularly from the threat of trade tensions.
 
Interest Rate Sensitivity of Hong Kong Dollar Money Demand
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     The Sub-Committee noted a study which examined the lower interest rate sensitivity of HKD money demand since the global financial crisis.
          SCS visits Islands District (with photos)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
     The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Joshua Law, today (August 8) visited Islands District, exchanging views with Islands District Council (IDC) members on various issues, and getting an update on the latest developments of the district's major infrastructure projects and the Tung Chung New Town Extension (TCNTE) project.

     Accompanied by the Chairman of the IDC, Mr Chow Yuk-tong, and the District Officer (Islands), Mr Anthony Li, Mr Law met with IDC members and exchanged views on issues that concern them. He also proceeded to HKIA Tower, where he was briefed by the Airport Authority Hong Kong on the three-runway system and the SkyCity project.

     During the district visit, Mr Law observed from height at Ying Tung Estate in Tung Chung the various infrastructure and development projects, including the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, a cross-boundary transport infrastructure project connecting Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, and the Tung Chung East reclamation works under the TCNTE project. He was also briefed on the projects' latest progress by colleagues of related departments.

     Mr Law said he was pleased to learn that the TCNTE project, a large-scale land formation project, will allow the development of housing, the economy and the community to run in parallel. The project will provide about 50 000 residential flats and about 870 000 square metres of commercial floor space, accommodating an additional population of more than 140 000 and creating about 40 000 job opportunities.

     Mr Law said, "Apart from a better grasp of public sentiments, district visits enable me to get updates on the latest developments in the community. In today's Islands District visit, I have conducted a journey on major infrastructure, which has enhanced my understanding of the efforts made by the civil service colleagues on these projects."
 
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          HAD to open temporary night heat shelters      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
     The Home Affairs Department will open 18 temporary night heat shelters tonight (August 8) for people in need of the service.
      
     The shelters will be open from 10.30pm until 8am tomorrow.

     For further information, please call the department's enquiries hotline before midnight on 2835 1473.
      
     The 18 night heat shelters are located at:
 
Hong Kong Districts:
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Central and Western -
Sai Ying Pun Community Complex Community Hall
3/F, Sai Ying Pun Community Complex,
2 High Street, Sai Ying Pun
 
Eastern/Wan Chai -
Causeway Bay Community Centre
Waiting Lobby, 3/F, 7 Fook Yum Road, Causeway Bay
 
Southern -
Lei Tung Community Hall
Lei Tung Estate, Ap Lei Chau
 
Kowloon Districts:
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Kowloon City -
Hung Hom Community Hall
Multi-purpose Room, 1/F, Kowloon City Government Offices,
42 Bailey Street, Hung Hom
 
Kwun Tong -
Lam Tin (West) Estate Community Centre
71 Kai Tin Road, Lam Tin
 
Sham Shui Po -
Shek Kip Mei Community Hall
G/F, Block 42, Shek Kip Mei Estate,
Nam Cheong Street, Sham Shui Po

Wong Tai Sin -
Tsz Wan Shan (South) Estate Community Centre
Hall, G/F, 45 Wan Wah Street, Tsz Wan Shan
 
Yau Tsim Mong -
Henry G Leong Yaumatei Community Centre
60 Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tei
 
New Territories Districts:
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Islands -
Tung Chung Community Hall
G/F, Tung Chung Municipal Services Building,
39 Man Tung Road, Tung Chung
 
Kwai Tsing -
Kwai Shing Community Hall
Podium, Block 6, Kwai Shing West Estate, Kwai Chung
 
North -
Cheung Wah Community Hall
Cheung Wah Estate, Fanling
 
Sai Kung -
Hang Hau Community Hall
G/F, Sai Kung Tseung Kwan O Government Complex,
38 Pui Shing Road, Hang Hau, Tseung Kwan O
 
Sha Tin -
Lung Hang Estate Community Centre
Lung Hang Estate, Sha Tin
 
Tai Po -
Tai Po Community Centre
2 Heung Sze Wui Street, Tai Po
 
Tsuen Wan -
Lei Muk Shue Community Hall
G/F, Hong Shue House, Lei Muk Shue Estate, Tsuen Wan
 
Tuen Mun -
Butterfly Bay Community Centre
Butterfly Estate (near Tip Sum House), Tuen Mun
 
Yuen Long -
Long Ping Community Hall
Long Ping Estate, Yuen Long
 
Yuen Long -
Tin Yiu Community Centre
Tin Yiu Estate, Tin Shui Wai
      
     The temporary night heat shelters will resume their functions as either community centres or community halls in the daytime for hire by the local community and cannot continue to be open as heat shelters. People may choose to take refuge from the heat during the daytime in the common areas in any of the 21 designated community centres or community halls. Their opening hours are from 9am to 10pm. For addresses of the community centres or community halls, please browse the following webpage: www.had.gov.hk/file_manager/en/documents/public_services/emergency_services/List_CH_CC_Day_E.pdf.
 
          Technical issues of HKMC Annuity Plan's online registration system      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:

     The spokesman of the HKMC Annuity Limited (HKMCA) announced today (August 8) that the online registration of HKMC Annuity Plan is currently out of service due to technical issues of the corporate website of the HKMCA. The technical staff of the HKMCA is carrying out emergency repairs in order to resume the service as soon as possible.  
 
     Given the above condition, the online registration of the HKMC Annuity Plan will be extended by one day till 11.59pm on August 9. The forms collection time of the agent banks will remain unchanged (until close of business today). The above arrangement will not affect the other applicants as the HKMCA expect the issuance cap is sufficient to absorb all subscription demand. The HKMCA sincerely apologises for the above situation and further announcement will be made upon the resumption of services.
          Five amendment regulations under Electoral Affairs Commission Ordinance to be gazetted on Friday      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The following is issued on behalf of the Electoral Affairs Commission:
 
     Five amendment regulations to amend the subsidiary legislation under the Electoral Affairs Commission Ordinance (Cap. 541) will be gazetted this Friday (August 10). The amendments aim to refine the requirements relating to the identity documents that electors must produce in applying for ballot papers, which have been put in place by the Electoral Affairs Commission (EAC) through another set of amendment regulations on June 19, 2017.
 
     "At present, an elector who is unable to produce the original of his or her identity document, typically a Hong Kong permanent identity card (HKID), in collecting the ballot papers may produce a document evidencing a report to a police officer of the loss or destruction of the person's identity document (commonly referred to as a 'memo of lost property'), together with the original of the person's valid passport or similar travel document showing his or her name and photograph, and a copy of his or her identity document in paper form showing his or her name, photograph and identity document number. The amendment regulations to be gazetted seek to relax the document requirement of the aforesaid alternative measures such that an elector who has lost his or her HKID will be allowed to collect a ballot paper by producing only the memo of lost property and the original of a valid passport or similar travel document showing his or her name and photograph, without presenting a copy of his or her HKID in paper form at the same time," a spokesperson for the EAC said today (August 8).
 
     "We note that the information contained in the memo of lost property, i.e. the name and HKID number of an elector, could be used to cross-check against the information that appears on the passport or similar travel document concerned, and the relevant entry in the Final Register. Furthermore, it is a criminal offence to make a false report to the police. As such, the authenticity of the information provided in the memo of lost property could thus be relied upon," the spokesperson explained.
 
     Separately, the existing electoral legislation makes reference to "identity document" as defined under the respective EAC regulations or the main Ordinances when it comes to issuance of ballot papers. To provide greater clarity in the regulations, the amendment regulations to be gazetted also seek to change the reference to "identity document" in the relevant provisions to specific references to the identity documents that could be accepted by the presiding or polling officers (as appropriate) in issuing ballot papers to electors, i.e. the HKIDs and the Certificates of Exemption issued by the Immigration Department.
 
     The five regulations to be amended are the Electoral Affairs Commission (Electoral Procedure) (Legislative Council) Regulation (Cap. 541D), the Electoral Affairs Commission (Electoral Procedure) (District Councils) Regulation (Cap. 541F), the Electoral Affairs Commission (Electoral Procedure) (Election Committee) Regulation (Cap. 541I), the Electoral Procedure (Chief Executive Election) Regulation (Cap. 541J) and the Electoral Procedure (Rural Representative Election) Regulation (Cap. 541L).

     The amendment regulations will be tabled at the Legislative Council (LegCo) on October 10, 2018 for negative vetting. Subject to the scrutiny by the LegCo, they will come into operation on December 10, 2018.
          Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected methamphetamine (with photo)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
     Hong Kong Customs seized about 950 grams of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $520,000 at Hong Kong International Airport on July 25.

     Customs officers inspected an express parcel from Malaysia on July 25 and seized about 950g of suspected methamphetamine concealed inside the metal frames of a baby chair.

     After follow-up investigation, Customs officers yesterday (August 7) arrested a 47-year-old woman and a 48-year-old man in Tsing Yi, who are suspected to be related to the case. A set of drug-inhaling apparatus was further seized from the arrested woman's residential premises in Tsing Yi. Customs officers also seized a small quantity of suspected methamphetamine and a set of drug-inhaling apparatus in the arrested man's possession.

     Investigation is ongoing.

     Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, trafficking in a dangerous drug is a serious offence. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of $5 million and life imprisonment.

     Members of the public may report any suspected drug trafficking activities to the Customs 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).
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          Tender of 2-Year Exchange Fund Notes to be held on August 17      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:

     The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announces that a tender of 2-year Exchange Fund Notes will be held on August 17, 2018 (Friday) for settlement on August 20, 2018 (Monday), as set out in the tentative issuance schedule announced on May 15, 2018. This is to roll over an issue of 2-year Exchange Fund Notes maturing on the same day. 
 
     A total of HK$1,200 million 2-year Notes will be on offer, of which HK$5 million will be made available for offer to members of the public who wish to submit non-competitive tender bids through Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited (HKSCC). If the Notes reserved for non-competitive tender are under-subscribed, the non-subscribed amount will be added to the portion of notes for competitive tender (initially set at HK$1,195 million). The Notes will mature on August 20, 2020 and will carry interest at the rate of 1.78 per cent per annum payable semi-annually in arrears.
 
     Members of the public who wish to submit non-competitive tender applications for Notes that are open to HKSCC may do so through Stock Exchange Participants/Brokers, or for those who hold Investor Accounts of the Central Clearing and Settlement System (CCASS) at the HKSCC, directly through HKSCC, for submission to the HKMA for processing. Competitive tender applications for the Notes must be submitted through any of the Eligible Market Makers on the current published list, which can be obtained from the HKMA at 55/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong (telephone: 2878 1465), or from the HKMA's website at www.hkma.gov.hk; Each tender must be for an amount of HK$50,000 or integral multiples thereof for both competitive and non-competitive tender.
 
     The tender results will be published on the HKMA's website, the Reuters screen (HKMAOOE), and Bloomberg. Applicants who submitted non-competitive tender bids through HKSCC may also obtain the tender results from Stock Exchange Participants/Brokers, or for applicants who hold Investor Accounts at HKSCC's CCASS from the CCASS terminal for CCASS Broker/Custodian/Participants and CCASS Phone System.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Exchange Fund Note Programme Tender Information
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Tender information of 2-Year Exchange Fund Notes:
 
Issue Number : 02Y2008
 
Stock code : 4073 (EFN 1.78 2008)
 
Tender date and time : August 17, 2018 (Friday)
9.30am to 10.30am
 
Issue and Settlement Date
 
: August 20, 2018 (Monday)
 
Amount on offer : HK$1,200 million
(up to HK$5 million for non-competitive tender)
 
Commencement of/
Deadline for
submission of non-competitive tender bids by retail investors through HKSCC
 
: Please refer to requirements as set down by HKSCC
Maturity : Two years
 
Maturity Date : August 20, 2020 (Thursday)
 
Interest Rate : 1.78 per cent p.a.
 
Interest Payment Dates : February 20, 2019
August 20, 2019
February 20, 2020
August 20, 2020
 
Tender amount : Each tender must be for an amount of HK$50,000 or integral multiples thereof for both competitive and non-competitive tender. Members of the public who wish to apply for the Notes through non-competitive tenders that are open to HKSCC may do so through Stock Exchange Participants/ Brokers, or for those who hold Investors Accounts at HKSCC's CCASS, directly through HKSCC. Members of the public who wish to apply for the Notes through competitive tender may only do so through any of the Eligible Market Makers on the current published list.
 
Other details : Please see Information Memorandum published or approach Eligible Market Makers, HKSCC, or brokers who are Exchange Participants of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
 
Expected commencement date of dealing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong : August 21, 2018 (Tuesday)
 

Price/Yield Table of the new EFN at tender for reference* only:
 
Yield-to-Maturity Price Yield-to-Maturity Price
0.78 101.98 1.78 100.02
0.83 101.88 1.83 99.92
0.88 101.78 1.88 99.82
0.93 101.68 1.93 99.73
0.98 101.59 1.98 99.63
1.03 101.49 2.03 99.53
1.08 101.39 2.08 99.44
1.13 101.29 2.13 99.34
1.18 101.19 2.18 99.24
1.23 101.09 2.23 99.15
1.28 100.99 2.28 99.05
1.33 100.89 2.33 98.96
1.38 100.80 2.38 98.86
1.43 100.70 2.43 98.77
1.48 100.60 2.48 98.67
1.53 100.50 2.53 98.58
1.58 100.40 2.58 98.48
1.63 100.31 2.63 98.39
1.68 100.21 2.68 98.29
1.73 100.11 2.73 98.20
1.78 100.02 2.78 98.10

* Disclaimer
The information provided here is for reference only. Although extreme care has been taken to ensure that the information provided is accurate and up-to-date, the HKMA does not warrant that all, or any part of, the information provided is accurate in all respects. You are encouraged to conduct your own enquiries to verify any particular piece of information provided on it.  The HKMA shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered as a result of any use or reliance on any of the information provided here.
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Cathay Pacific Airways reported a 2018 first-half net loss of HK$263 million ($33.5 million), narrowed from a net loss of HK$2.1 billion in the year-ago half as the Hong Kong-based carrier’s multi-year recovery and restructuring effort remains on track.

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          7 reasons the way my parents raised me just won't work for my kids      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • Parenting looks different in various cultures around the world.
  • Living in Hong Kong, my parents emphasized obedience and rules.
  • Some research suggests that this is a parenting style common among Chinese parents.
  • After moving to New York at 15, I realized how my parents raised me left little room for self-expression and creativity, so I plan to do things differently.
  • Here are seven ways my parenting style will look different from my parents'.


I grew up in a Chinese family, and undeniably, my parents set high expectations for me to do well in school. Though the pressure to succeed was heavy at times, I would never blame them for being too strict. Their parenting shaped who I am today and still motivates me to be the best in everything I do.

Chinese parents are often associated with authoritative parenting style, which emphasizes obedience and success in the classroom, according to research published in the International Journal of Behavioral Development.

"Western parents are concerned about their children's psyches. Chinese parents aren't. They assume strength, not fragility, and as a result they behave very differently," Amy Chua, a Yale Law School professor, wrote in her controversial book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother."

Of course, Chinese or Chinese-American parents are not a single entity, but I believe I was raised in this style. It was not until I moved to New York at the age of 15 that I realized I had only been doing what I was told, with minimal room for creativity and self expression, back in Hong Kong. The way I was raised had its limitations, and there are certain things I plan to do differently when I have kids of my own.

Here are seven ways I plan to raise my kids differently than my parents:  

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1. I won't limit my children's social circles

My parents always made sure that my friends were the "right" group of peers who studied hard in school. They also believed that befriending classmates of the opposite sex would hurt my grades (which may be true, according to research reported by The Economist).

Childhood friendships can have a positive influence on a child's development, and parents play an important role in nurturing those friendships, according to a 2011 study published in ECRP.

"Friendships contribute significantly to the development of social skills, such as being sensitive to other people's viewpoints, learning the rules of conversation, and learning sex and age appropriate behaviors," Paul Schwartz, PhD, professor of psychology at Mount Saint Mary College, wrote in Hudson Valley Parent.

I plan to encourage my kids to make their own judgments and find a group of friends that fits them. Don't get me wrong — I want to ensure that my kids have supportive friend groups, but they will have a say in who they want to spend time with.



2. I won't doubt their academic abilities

My mom used to help me with school work by making lists of practice questions to help me study for exams. For questions I answered correctly, she never really complimented me — which a Chinese mother noted in a previous Business Insider article can be a difference between Chinese and American parenting.

But since "Good job," and "You did great!" are not in her dictionary, I was never confident in my performance in school. In order to make my kids feel confident about their academic abilities, I'll always encourage them to explain how they come up with certain answers.

Instead of shutting them down by simply marking their answers wrong, I'll give them an opportunity to express their thought process. I'll never judge my kids' performance on exams based on the letter grade, because their efforts mean a great deal, and simple encouragement can go a long way.



3. I'll relax on rules to encourage self-reflection and creativity

When I was in elementary school, I had a fixed bedtime and study schedule — all I knew was to stick to the rules.

While kids need structure, overdoing it with rules can be counterproductive. Adam Grant, a professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote in The New York Times, "By limiting rules, parents encouraged their children to think for themselves."

I won't over-discipline my kids by making a fixed schedule for them. Instead, I'll have open discussions with them to see what they enjoy doing outside of academics, like playdates with friends or extracurricular activities when they finish with their schoolwork.



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          Bentley Systems Announces Finalists in the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards Program      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Winners to be selected and announced at Bentley’s
Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference, October 15-18 in London

EXTON, Pa. – August 7, 2018 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the finalists in the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards program. The annual awards program honors the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. Twelve independent jury panels of distinguished industry experts selected the 57 finalists from 420 nominations submitted by more than 340 user organizations around the world.

The finalists for Year in Infrastructure 2018 awards for going digital advancements in infrastructure are:

Bridges
• GS E&C Corporation – Jungkun~Jinjeong Bypass Road (Sueo-chon Bridge) – Gwangyang,
  Jeolla-Namdo, South Korea
• Indian Railways – Reality modeling facilitates efficient planning, construction and monitoring of
  Chenab Bridge – Reasi District, Jammu & Kashmir, India
• PT. WIJAYA KARYA (Persero) Tbk – Design and Build of Road Bridge at Teluk Lamong Port Project – Gresik-Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

Buildings and Campuses
• Anil Verma Associates, Inc. – Regional Connector Transit Corridor (RCTC) – Los Angeles,
  California, United States
• Shalom Baranes Associates – Cannon House Office Building Renewal – Washington,
  District of Columbia, United States
• Voyants Solutions Private Limited – Station Development plan for Gwalior Railway Station –
  Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Communications Networks
• iForte Solusi Infotek – iForte Fiber Management System – Jakarta, Indonesia
• PT. Linknet – Linknet Operation Center – Jakarta, Indonesia
• SiteSee – Advancing Telecommunications – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Construction
• AAEngineering Group, LLP – Phase II of Pustynnoe Gold Plant: modernization and capacity
  increase – Balkhash, Karaganda region, Kazakhstan
• Lendlease Engineering – New bridge over the Richmond River at Broadwater – Ballina, New South
  Wales, Australia
• Tianjin Tianhe-Cloud Building Engineering Technology Co., Ltd. and China State Construction
   Bridge Co., Ltd. – Main Channel Road Project of Ningbo-Zhoushan Port (Zhoudai Bridge)
  – Zhoushan, Zhejiang, China

Digital Cities
• Avineon India Pvt. Ltd. – Digital 3D Building Model of Rotterdam – Rotterdam, Netherlands
• CCCC Water Transportation Consultants Co., Ltd. – BIM Technology Application in the
  Municipal Infrastructure Phase I Project of Zhong-Guan-Cun Science and Technology
  Town – Baodi District, Tianjin City, China
• Yunnan Yunling Engineering Cost Consultation Co., Ltd. – New Municipal Road Construction PPP
   Project of the Municipal Public Facility Construction Project of Guandu Culture New City –
   Kunming, Yunnan, China

Environmental Engineering
• China Water Resources Pearl River Planning Surveying & Designing Co., Ltd. –
  Jiangxi Xinjiang Bazizui Navigation-Power Junction Project – Shangrao, Jiangxi, China
• PT. WIJAYA KARYA (Persero) Tbk – Landslide Disaster Protection Project on the National Road
  Network – Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia
• Setec-Terrasol – Extension L11 – Adaptation of the Mairie des Lilas Station – Paris, France

Manufacturing
• Brownfield Engineering Sdn. Bhd. – Propose 48MW Large Scale Solar (LSS) Project –
   Kudat, Sabah, Malaysia
• Digital Engineering (BIM) Center of Shenyang Aluminum & Magnesium Engineering & Research
   Institute Co., Ltd. – Alumina Refinery Project Cooperated between CHALCO and Indonesia –
   Bukit Batu, West Kalimantan, Indonesia
• Toshiba Transmission and Distribution Systems Asia Sdn. Bhd. – Integration of SCADA System
   with Electrical Panels for Brunei National Control Center – Brunei Darussalam

Mining and Offshore Engineering
• CADDS Group Pty Ltd – Rio Tinto Iron Ore Sentry Guarding Project – Dampier,
   Western Australia, Australia
• Northern Engineering & Technology Incorporation, MCC – SINO Iron Ore Mine – Perth,
  Western Australia, Australia
• POWERCHINA Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited – Jiangsu Offshore Wind Farm –
  Jiangsu Province, China

Power Generation
• JSC ATOMPROEKT – Hanhikivi 1 Nuclear Power Plant – Northern Ostrobothnia Region, Finland
• Northwest Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group –
  Huaneng Ningxia Dam Power Plant Stage Ⅳ project – Qingtongxia, Ningxia Hui autonomous
  region, China
• Sacyr Somague – Hydroelectric use of the Foz Tua Dam – Foz Tua, Alijó- Vila Real, Portugal

Project Delivery
• AECOM – Gaining New Perspective through ProjectWise Insights – United Kingdom
• Arup – Arup Australasia Project Systems Team – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
• Dragados SA & Transport for London – Bank Station Capacity Upgrade – London, United Kingdom

Rail and Transit
• China Railway Engineering Consulting Group Co., Ltd. – BIM Project for the Beijing-Zhangjiakou
   High-speed Railway – Beijing, China
• Italferr S.p.A. – Naples-Bari Route, Apice-Orsara Double Railway Line, Hirpinia-Orsara Operational
  Lot – Provinces of Avellino and Foggia, Italy
• Skanska Costain Strabag Joint Venture (SCS) – Hs2 Main Works Lots S1 and S2 – London,
   United Kingdom

Reality Modeling
• Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation & Chain Technology Development Co. Limited
  – Smart Campus of the Hong Kong Science Park – Hong Kong, China
• Skand Pty Ltd – Building Envelope Inspection Powered by Machine Learning and Reality Modeling
  for RMIT University Brunswick Campus – Victoria, Australia
• Transport for London - Major Projects Directorate – Deep Tube Upgrade Programme -
   Piccadilly Line Upgrade – London, United Kingdom

Road and Rail Asset Performance
• CSX Transportation – Annual Patch Rail Capital Planning – Jacksonville, Florida, United States
• Illinois Department of Transportation – Oversize-Overweight Truck Permitting System –
  Springfield, Illinois, United States
• Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. – Nagpur Metro Asset Information Management System – Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Roads and Highways
• Alabama Department of Transportation – Birmingham, AL I-59/I-20 Corridor Project –
  Birmingham, Alabama, United States
• Henan Provincial Communications Planning & Design Institute Co., Ltd. – BIM-based Further
  Design and Digital Construction of the Yaoshan-Luanchuan Section Project in the
  Zhengzhou-Xixia Expressway – Luoyang, Henan, China
• Lebuhraya Borneo Utara – Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak – Sarawak, Malaysia

Structural Engineering
• Arab Engineering Bureau – Burj Alfardan – Lusail, Qatar
• Shilp Consulting Engineers – Alambagh Bus Terminal – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
• VYOM Consultants – K10 Grand Commercial High Rise – Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Utilities and Industrial Asset Performance
• Oman Gas Company S.A.O.C. – Asset Performance Solution for Reliability Management –
   Al-Khuwair, Muscat, Oman
• Vedanta Limited - Cairn Oil and Gas – Well Integrity and Flow Assurance Management –
   States of Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, and Gujarat, India
• Volgogradnefteproekt LLC – Object Modeling and Life Cycle Management: Project Implementation
   and Commissioning – Volgograd region, Russia

Utilities Transmission and Distribution
• Northeast Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group –
  New project of a 750 kV substation in the Bortala Mongol Autonomous Prefecture – Bortala
  Mongol, Xinjiang Uyghur, China
• Pestech International Berhad – Substation Design & Automation for Olak Lempit
  Substation Project – Banting, Selangor, Malaysia
• POWERCHINA Hubei Electric Engineering Corporation Limited – Cha'anling-Xiaojiazhou
  220 kV Electric Transmission Line Project – Xianning, Hubei, China

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
• MCC Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Limited – 400,000 ton/day Water Supply
  Project of Wenjiang District, Chengdu City – Chengdu, Sichuan, China
• Shanghai Civil Engineering Co., Ltd of CREC – Civil engineering of the Beihu sewage treatment
  plant and auxiliary project – Wuhan, Hubei, China
• Suez Water Technologies & Solutions – Ultra Pure Water Project 1 GW Manufacturing Solar Silicon
   PV Cells & Modules – Kutch, Gujarat, India

Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Networks
• Beijing Institute of Water – Beijing South-to-North Water Diversion Auxiliary Project: Hexi
  Branch Project – Beijing, China
• DTK Hydronet Solutions – Conceptioneering and Master Planning of Bankura Multi Village
  Bulk Water Supply Scheme – Bankura, West Bengal, India
• NJS Engineers India P Limited – JICA Assisted Agra Water Supply Project – Agra,
  Uttar Pradesh, India

The finalists will present their innovative projects to their peers, the jurors, industry thought leaders, and more than 130 members of the media as part of related infrastructure forums at Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference, to be held later this year, October 15 through 18, in London at the Hilton London Metropole.

Chris Barron, Bentley Systems’ chief communications officer, said, “The Year in Infrastructure Conference is an ideal opportunity for infrastructure leaders from around the world to network with their peers, and learn about technologies and best practices to accelerate their organizations’ digital advancement. As part of the conference, we are pleased to congratulate and acknowledge the awards program finalists for their excellent work, and to provide conference attendees with the chance to meet the finalists and watch their project presentations, which represent this year’s most outstanding going digital advancements in infrastructure.”

This year’s conference will include:
• thought-provoking keynotes by industry leaders including Chair of National Infrastructure
  Commission for the UK, Sir John Armitt, and Chief Strategy Officer for Siemens AG,
  Dr. Horst J. Kayser
Digital Advancement Academies—interactive half-day learning sessions led by subject matter
  experts in their areas of expertise including BIM advancement, construction, constructioneering,
  digital advancement research, process industries, and reality modeling
• live technology presentations and panel discussions from Bentley’s strategic partners – Microsoft,
  Siemens, and Topcon
• opportunities for attendees to meet for one-on-one discussions with awards finalists
• informative industry forums and panel discussions
• Year in Infrastructure Awards finalists’ presentations on October 16 and 17
• evening ceremony and gala featuring announcement of the Year in Infrastructure Awards winners
  on October 18

View the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference agenda.

To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Year in Infrastructure Awards program, access Bentley’s Infrastructure Yearbooks.
 

 


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          Trinity: Geht es jetzt los?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Der Kurs der Aktie Trinity stand am 08.08.2018 zum Schluss an der heimatlichen Börse Hong Kong bei 0,58 HKD. Der Titel wird der Branche "Bekleidung Einzelhandel" zugerechnet. In einem komplexen Analyseprozess haben Analysten unseres Hauses Trinity auf Basis von insgesamt 5 Bewertungskriterien eingeschätzt. [mehr]
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An der Heimatbörse Xetra Hong Kong notiert Hebei Construction per 08.08.2018 bei 4,71 HKD. Hebei Construction zählt zu "Bauwesen". Auf Basis von insgesamt 5 Bewertungskriterien haben wir eine Einschätzung zum aktuellen Niveau für Hebei Construction entwickelt. Auf jeder Stufe erhält das Unternehmen die Bewertung "Buy", "Hold" bzw. [mehr]
          China Tower - world's largest mobile infrastructure company goes IPO      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
China Tower, which had been pitched as the world's largest IPO - and not just for telecoms, drew lacklustre investor enthusiasm this week as its shares began trading on the Hong Kong Exchange. Trading opened on Wednesday at the bottom of the forecasted range at HK$1.26 and closed at exactly the same price. This raised HK$54.3 billion (US$6.9 billion) for China Tower, funds that will be much needed for the very capital intensive undertaking of preparing China's physical infrastructure for 5G.

The $6.9 billion IPO makes China Tower's listing one of the biggest in recent years, but far below the record US$25 billion that Alibaba raised in its IPO in New York four years ago. 

In investor roadshow briefings last month, China Tower executives talked about raising as much as US$8.7 billion in the IPO. The pre-IPO chatter had also mentioned Alibaba as a cornerstone investor in China Tower, presumably bringing along with many other of the country's high-tech powerhouses. Joint bookrunners and lead managers for the IPO included a who's who in international finance: CICC, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, BNP Paribas, HSBC, UBS, etc. 

With this pedigree, many will be wondering whether China Tower's tepid IPO reception is the result of fundamental questions about the company's business, or unfortunate timing during a period of trade tensions and market uncertainty.

Some background

China Tower is the Beijing-based infrastructure business that consolidated the tower operations of the country's three mobile operators: China Telecom, China Unicom, and the leader, China Mobile. As such, China's mobile communications infrastructure is literally in this company's hands. 

As of March 31, 2018, China Tower operated and managed 1,886,454 sites and served 2,733,500 tenant equipment contracts from its investor/owners. This makes China Tower the number 1 tower company in the world in terms of sites, revenue, and contracts.

In terms of being a key component of the country's critical infrastructure, China Tower cannot fail or be disrupted in any financial or physical sense without harming the nation and its cyber ambitions. For this reason, it seems inconceivable that China Tower could be hindered by competition, legal disputes, or any lack of regulatory support in its mission. The prospectus for China Tower even states this as such:

"We are the world’s largest telecommunications tower infrastructure service provider with a commanding market position in the PRC. As the coordinator of the co-location of telecommunications tower infrastructure in the PRC, our site resources and services are essential and fundamental to the nationwide enhancement of 4G network and the future build-out of 5G network by China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom (the “Big Three TSPs”) in the PRC telecommunications market."

China Tower is present in all 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in the PRC, covering all cities and extensive rural areas. There are a few other, very minor tower companies in business, but it is safe to say that China Tower has the market pretty much wrapped up. Essentially, it is the dedicated utility in a rapidly expanding market.

In July's investor roadshow, China Tower estimated that 60% of the proceeds from the IPO would be dedicated to CAPEX for building new towers and upgrading existing ones. Under this plan, the now completed IPO yields a CAPEX budget of US$4.14 billion for the infrastructure program and US$2.76 billion for debt relief. 

China Tower's balance sheets lists current liabilities of 96.4 billion yuan (US$14.17 billion) and non-current liabilities of 48.2 billion yuan (US$7.08 billion). The budget for 2018 apparently is $34 billion

The CAPEX budget will be tight for 5G

China Tower has disclosed capital expenditures of 229 billion yuan (US$33.7 billion) for 2015, 64.1 billion yuan for 2016 (US$9.42 billion), and 43.8 billion yuan (US$6.43 billion) for 2017. The CAPEX trend clearly has been declining at a rapid pace over the recent years, reflecting the rapid 4G rollouts in China, which have significantly been completed.

The IPO money dedicated to CAPEX (US$4.14 billion) will be a big boost compared to 2018 spending, but nowhere near the banner year of 2015. The big questions will be "is it enough" given China's size and its goal to be a leader in 5G, as well as the ongoing maintenance that is always needed to keep equipment in good order, including moves/adds/changes, dealing with fiber cuts, fixing air conditioners, installing new sensors, testing, security, responding to outages, etc.

China Tower operates macro cell sites, small cells, and DAS installations. As of June 30, 2018, China Tower operated and managed 1,878,739 macro tower sites and 19,400 DAS sites. The overall tenancy ratio was 1.47 and the tenancy ratio of the TSP tenants for ground tower sites in operation was 1.54.

On the positive side, China's 4G rollout specified fibre to the tower in most installations. This implies that the majority of those 1.9 million sites currently in operation should be easily upgradeable for the additional backhaul needed for 5G. If so, a lot of the future CAPEX could go toward network densification, especially small cells.



China Tower is profitable when CAPEX is low



As mobile data usage continues to climb with no end in sight, China Tower will need to keep building. Its existing customers have nowhere else to go, so it is a pretty certain bet that China Tower will keep on expanding. 

As far as delivering a desirable return to investors, the business model comes with one big caveat. The prices that China Tower charges for allowing mobile operators to use its infrastructure is set by the customer/investors themselves. In other words, China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom set the common price they are willing to pay to their former infrastructure arms. 
           President and Sister Nelson Plan Visit to Pacific Northwest       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Joining the Nelsons for the Northwest devotionals will be President Henry B. Eyring, Second Counselor in the First Presidency.On Sunday, September 16, the Vancouver devotional will be held at the Langley Events Centre, in the Vancouver suburb of Langley. Both meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m.For that initial international foray into Europe and Asia, the Nelsons—joined by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Patricia Holland—spoke in meetings held in London, England; Nairobi, Kenya; Harare, Zimbabwe; Jerusalem, Israel; Bengaluru, India; Bangkok, Thailand; Hong Kong; and Laie.This will be the Nelsons’ fourth major trip to meet with Church members in devotional settings since his ordination and sustaining as president of the Church, and his second devotional to be conducted outside of the state of Utah. The April 2018 Global Ministry Tour concluded with a devotional stop in Laie, Hawaii, while the Nelsons spoke in a June 3 worldwide youth devotional that originated from Salt Lake City.With its 10 provinces and three territories, Canada is home to nearly 200,000 members in 496 congregations as well as eight temples and seven missions, including the Vancouver Canada Temple and the Canada Vancouver Mission.The September 15 date could draw the largest in-person crowd in his first year as Church president—the Saturday evening event is slated to be held in Seattle’s Safeco Field, the 47,943 seat ballpark with a retractable roof that is home to the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball.Church statistics for the state of Washington include 288,515 members in 546 congregations as well as three temples and seven missions. Located in the Seattle metro area are the Seattle Washington Temple and missions headquartered in Seattle, Everett, and Tacoma; an earlier fourth metro-area mission—the Washington Federal Way Mission—was folded into the Seattle and Tacoma missions this summer.For the latter, the Nelsons—along with Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Kathy Andersen—are scheduled to conduct three evening devotionals in as many days. Planned stops are Friday, August 17, in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Saturday, August 18, in Montreal, Quebec; and Sunday, August 19, in Hamilton, Ontario.It will be their third trip in Canada, a pair of three-stop visits earlier this summer—their June visit to the Canadian province of Alberta and a planned itinerary to central and eastern provinces later this month. (See related story.)The June 8–10 Alberta tour included daily stops and devotionals in Edmonton, Calgary, and Raymond. President and Sister Nelson were accompanied there by Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Melanie Rasband. (See related story.)President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, will conduct a pair of weekend devotionals next month in the North Pacific Coast region—Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia.


          Free Cuban Salsa and Brazilian Zouk Night at Kafnu Hong Kong      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Our weekly event now became an official event by Kafnu! So Kafnu is the main organizer, with classes taught by Robson Hayashida (Kafnu’s community member). PROGRAM: 8:30pm – Cuban salsa class by Robson 9:00pm – Brazilian zouk class by Calvin 9:30pm until midnight – dance party. We will be playing Cuban salsa and Brazilian zouk...

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          Athletes compete in gruelling Gobi March      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Wong Ho Chung of Hong Kong and Germany's Angela Zaeh are the winners of the 250-km Gobi March race in Mongolia
          Hong Kong's 'McRefugees' On The Rise Amid Summer Heat       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBAyWvWy8iI Hoping to escape Hong Kong's summer temperatures, more people are settling into the city's numerous 24-hour McDonald's restaurants to soak in the air conditioning and get a decent night's sleep. A new survey finds that the number of "McRefugees" or "McSleepers" — as they've been dubbed — has increased sixfold in the past five years. And, it's not just the homeless. According to the survey, organized by the Junior Chamber International's Tai Ping Shan branch and carried out by volunteers in June, the increase is mostly the result of the high cost of air conditioning for people who already have a place to live in the Chinese territory, according to The South China Morning Post. The city has 110 McDonald's outlets that are open 24 hours, and they are reluctant to remove customers, even if they are not eating. The newspaper reports: "Researchers were able to interview 53 McRefugees aged between 19 and 79 in depth, and found 57 per cent of them
          Comment on Open Thread, Aug 7, 2018 by islandboy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In Australia the "debate" continues: <a href="https://reneweconomy.com.au/states-return-serve-to-frydenberg-as-news-corp-rolls-out-climate-deniers-75770/" rel="nofollow">States return serve to Frydenberg, as News Corp rolls out climate deniers</a> <i>Remember Ian Plimer? Quite possibly the inspiration for the First Dog on the Moon character Ian the Climate Denialist Potato. Well, he’s back. Just in time for the crucial vote on the National Energy Guarantee this Friday at CoAG and, more importantly, next Tuesday in the Coalition party room. “Climate policy is underpinned by two fallacies. The first is that human emissions of carbon dioxide drive global warming. The second is that future climate can be predicted from computer models,” he writes, casually batting away decades of scientific research and an overwhelming global consensus.</i> <a href="https://reneweconomy.com.au/victoria-calls-out-coalitions-climate-crazies-frydenberg-digs-in-62563/" rel="nofollow">Victoria calls out Coalition’s “climate crazies”, Frydenberg digs in</a> <i>The Victoria Labor state government has thrown down the gauntlet to the federal Coalition government and its climate-denying conservative wing, demanding three-year reviews as the price of its support for the proposed National Energy Guarantee. The ACT government has also refined its condition of support, suggesting a review once the target gets close to the 26 per cent by 2030 target that the federal government is seeking to set in stone. It pretty much amounts to the same thing demanded by Victoria, given that the 26 per cent target will be met within a few years. “We can still get this right – but only if Malcolm Turnbull stares down the climate-crazies in his party and puts a workable scheme on the table that doesn’t hurt local jobs and households,” energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio says in a statement. The demands of Victoria and ACT – which reflect their long expressed concern about the inadequacies of the NEG – are designed to test both the Coalition and the big business claim that they are looking for a bipartisan solution, rather than simply legislating to block renewables in their tracks. However, federal environment and energy minister Josh Frydenberg on Wednesday refused to budge, saying the Coalition was focused on prices rather than emissions, and even citing the risk of blackouts.</i> PV Magazine's take: <a href="https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/08/08/australian-states-harden-stance-on-unambitious-national-policy-as-energy-bodies-take-opposing-sides/" rel="nofollow">Australian states harden stance on unambitious national policy as energy bodies take opposing sides </a> <i>The Victoria government has defined four concrete conditions it wants in exchange for supporting Australia’s much-maligned National Energy Guarantee. If neglected, those red lines could turn into an insurmountable obstacle at Friday’s vote on the national strategy. Casting a long shadow over the NEG – which needs the unanimous support of state and territory ministers – the clear and unambiguous statement issued by Daniel Andrews’ Labor administration said Victoria can support the NEG only if specific conditions are met that keep energy prices low and support employment. “We won’t support any scheme that puts our renewable energy industry and Victorian jobs at risk,” Victoria Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said in a statement. Victoria says the conditions will also ensure the Victorian Renewable Energy Target of 40% clean energy by 2025 – and the thousands of local jobs it supports – will be protected.</i> Then there's this: <a href="https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/08/08/majority-of-australians-want-more-renewables-poll-shows/" rel="nofollow">Majority of Australians want more renewables, poll shows</a> <i>With a growing clamour of voices warning about the disincentives for renewables embodied in Australia’s National Energy Guarantee (NEG), a new poll shows most Aussies want clean power to play a greater role in the country’s energy mix and say they should be used as the sole guarantee of lower electricity prices. The poll, conducted by ReachTEL for Greenpeace Australia Pacific, suggests 70% of respondents want an ambitious renewable energy target, and more than 67% agree renewable energy should receive more government support than fossil fuels. Those figures do not align with the policy settings of the NEG, which envisage only a 2% increase in renewable energy’s share in the national electricity market over the next decade. Although the NEG is said to offer a promise of AU$150 (US$111) of savings per year, it is not clear how this is calculated, due to a lack of modeling information in the final design of the NEG, released by the Energy Security Board last week.</i> Maybe the reason for the above poll results is this: <a href="https://reneweconomy.com.au/energyaustralia-trebles-profit-even-consumers-flee-87670/" rel="nofollow">EnergyAustralia trebles profit, even as consumers flee</a> <i> Australia’s big three gen-tailers continue their orgy of money making at the expense of consumers, with EnergyAustralia this week reporting a trebling of its half-year profit, even as wrung out customers quit the company by the tens of thousands. The owner of the ageing Yallourn brown coal generator, itself owned by Hong Kong-listed CLP Group, on Monday reported a net profit of $A375 million to June 2018, up from $A129 million a year earlier. The surge in profit comes off the back of sustained high wholesale electricity prices – even despite a reported customer churn of around 60,000 for the half – and apparently unscathed by the energy policy war playing out between the federal government and the states.</i>
          Comment on Australia’s 25 million is nothing compared to the coming boom by Woopwoop      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
1. "Function"? I've been to Guangzhou and Delhi, and they have severe problems. There is a question around city population statistics of course, as it depends where different countries draw the line. Parts of Greater London, for example, are countryside, and with the aforementioned Guangzhou, it's high-rise towers virtually all the way to Hong Kong. 2. It's true some cities like Vienna have pleasant 5 or 6 storey environments, but that's just not happening here. It's both sprawl and high rise in Melbourne, with not much in between. 3. Even in a city with fairly good infrastructure, like London, it can take a couple of hours to get from one part to another - so much for accessibility of amenities.
          Former Fed Economist Urges The World's Largest Pension Fund To Buy More Junk Bonds      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The last time we looked at Japan's giant pension fund, the Government Pension Investment Fund (or GPIF) which is the largest in the world and manages 158.6 trillion yen ($1.43 trillion), we found a problem: according to the latest quarterly release, Japanese equities accounted for 25.14% of the GPIF's portfolio at the end of March (which equates to over 40 trillion yen worth of shares covering roughly 2,300 issues).

This is a problem because the GPIF's portfolio has exceeded its 25% allocation target for domestic stocks for the first time, a milestone that - unless the world's largest pension fund changes its strategy for "stable returns" - could have severely adverse consequences for local risk assets, as it would mean one of the "whale" buyers of Japanese equities - the BOJ being the other - would no longer be in the market.

But while it would hardly surprise market watchers to see the GPIF once again bend the rules and further stretch the definition of what is considered a "safe" asset for retirees as it seeks to boost returns, some have proposed even more radical "solutions."

According to Bloomberg, former Fed senior economist Yoshio Nozawa - who researched corporate bond spreads for the Fed over the past five years - suggested that the world’s largest pension fund should step even further out of its comfort zone and buy more high-yield bonds and alternative assets such as real estate. The reason: the pension fund’s long-term performance of its 158.6 trillion yen ($1.43 trillion) in assets is more important than quarterly results.

Speaking in an interview in Tokyo after winning a GPIF award for corporate bond research in July. Nozawa said that "investors that can own assets for a long period have a high risk tolerance," and continued: "pension funds have the advantage of being able to hold low-liquidity products that other investors usually shy away from, so there’s room for them to consider investing in more of those assets."

In other words, just because the GPIF has what some would say an infinite investment horizon, it can take virtually unlimited risks with its investments in order to generate higher yields: after all the BOJ is there to make sure it doesn't blow up.

Earlier this year, the GPIF's investment guidelines were revised to include the buying of Japanese debt rated below BBB, i.e., junk bonds, "under certain conditions." And, as of the first quarter, it had allocated about 415 billion yen to actively managed foreign high-yield bond funds run by firms such as Nomura Asset Management, MacKay Shields and UBS Asset Management.

Apparently it's not enough, especially since "alternative investments" such as junk bonds made up only 0.17% of the GPIF’s total assets, below its self-imposed limit of 5%, as of the end of June.

So what can possibly go wrong by dumping tens of billions into the riskiest of fixed income instruments? According to the Fed researcher, not much (of course):

The key to analyzing corporate bonds is understanding the composition of their spread, which is affected by the expected default loss and risk premium, according to Nozawa, who currently teaches finance at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. If the risk premium is driving the spread, then it may indicate that it’s time to buy the debt rather than sell, he said. This also applies to stocks and other assets, he added.

Or, as another former Fed "researcher" would say, "the risk of massive junk bond defaults is contained."

Potential junk bond losses aside - which of course are guaranteed during the next global recession - there may be another problem: not enough junk bonds to buy as issuers tend to cater to a domestic institutional audience the prefers IG bonds.

Japanese investors such as pension funds and life insurers tend to invest in investment-grade bonds. According to a report by Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research, corporate debt issuance was about 11 trillion yen in 2017, with more than 95% of the securities rated A or higher.

And yet, as Sumitomo Mitsui strategist Ayako Sera said, the GPIF has little choice but to diversify into alternative assets and high-yield bonds if it wants higher returns because Japan’s bonds, which make up about 27% of the GPIF’s assets, have virtually zero returns (well, the may rise as high as 0.2% as per the BOJ's latest announcement) as the Bank of Japan maintains its unprecedented monetary easing.

“The GPIF’s biggest problem is it can’t keep taking in domestic bonds - especially government bonds - as a staple with Japanese interest rates so low,” Sera said. “The fund needs to sample a wider variety of dishes.”

Apparently that's prudent banker talk for "we need to put more pensions into, well, junk." What it really is, is the famous yield creep to justify buying ever riskier securities, which of course, are "not risky" because the GPIF can hold in perpetuity, which somehow means the laws of the business cycle no longer matter.

As for the problem of finding enough junk bond supply: fear not - we hear that Elon Musk is in market with a roughly $70 billion junk bond deal that no self-respecting pension fund can possibly afford to miss...


          El Molino Central Sonoma      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
El Molino Central Sonoma

This is the fifth post in our series on Sonoma California! Other posts in this series include Harvest Moon Sonoma, La Salette Portuguese Cuisine, The Donum Estate, and The Sunflower Caffe. Sonoma may not be the first place you’d consider when seeking out Mexican food. However, for those of us who had been living in Hong Kong for...

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          8/9/2018: SPORTS: Cruyff appointed Chongqing coach      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chongqing Lifan has appointed Jordi Cruyff as its new head coach, the Chinese Super League side announced on social media on Wednesday. The 44-year-old replaces Paulo Bento at the helm after the former Portugal coach was fired...
          Hong Kong - day six | Interviews      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I had an early start today – I took the metro to Kowloon Bay where I met up with a really good
          7-night stay at well-rated hotel in Rawai Beach, Phuket + non-stop flights from Hong Kong for $195!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Beach vacations in Thailand!
          Hong Kong's autonomy in focus amid calls to cancel speech by pro-independence politician      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A planned speech to foreign journalists by a Hong Kong politician who advocates independence from China is drawing condemnation from Beijing.
          Bursa Asia Melemah, IHSG Turun Terbatas      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Gerak Indeks Harga Saham Gabungan (IHSG) bergerak di zona merah pada perdagangan saham Kamis pekan ini.

Pada pra pembukaan perdagangan saham, Kamis (9/8/2018), IHSG melemah 10,07 poin atau 0,17 persen ke posisi 6.084,75. Pada pembukaan perdagangan pukul 09.00 WIB, IHSG turun tipis 2,05 poin atau 0,03 persen ke posisi 6.092,7. Indeks saham LQ45 tergelincir 0,11 persen ke posisi 963,42. Seluruh indeks saham acuan sebagian tertekan.

Sebanyak 51 saham melemah. Sedangkan 102 saham menguat sehingga menahan pelemahan IHSG. 119 saham diam di tempat. Pada awal sesi perdagangan, IHSG sempat berada di level tertinggi 6.099,34 dan terendah 6.083,21.

Transaksi perdagangan saham cukup ramai. Total frekuensi perdagangan saham sekitar 20.757 kali dengan volume perdagangan saham 286,7 juta saham. Nilai transaksi harian saham Rp 250,1 miliar. Investor asing jual saham Rp 10,83 miliar di pasar regular. Posisi dolar Amerika Serikat di kisaran Rp 14.435.

Sebagian besar sektor saham menghijau yang dipimpin sektor saham pertanian naik 0,46 persen. Disusul sektor saham perdagangan menanjak 0,43 persen dan sektor saham aneka industri naik 0,38 persen. Sedangkan sektor saham infrastruktur melemah 0,35 persen dan sektor saham keuangan susut 0,31 persen.

Saham-saham catatkan penguatan antara lain saham FILM naik 25 persen ke posisi Rp 490 per saham, saham SSTM mendaki 17,65 persen ke posisi Rp 600 per saham, dan saham BRMS mendaki 7,46 persen ke posisi Rp 72 per saham.

Sedangka saham-saham yang tertekan antara lain saham DNAR susut 12,08 persen ke posisi Rp 262 per saham, saham TRUK merosot 3,45 persen ke posisi Rp 224 per saham, dan saham WAPO turun 3,16 persen ke posisi Rp 92 per saham.

Bursa Asia pun bervariasi. Indeks saham Hong Kong Hang Seng naik 0,05 persen dan indeks saham Shanghai menguat 0,66 persen. Sementara itu, indeks saham Korea Selatan Kospi merosot 0,05 persen, indeks saham Jepang Nikkei tergelincir 0,28 persen, dan indeks saham Taiwan turun 0,31 persen.

 

IHSG Bakal Menguat Tipis

Volume perdagangan hingga sesi siang ini tercatat sebanyak 3,795 miliar saham senilai Rp 1,982 triliun. Sebanyak 163 saham naik, 111 saham melemah dan 89 saham stagnan, Jakarta, Jumat (25/11). (Liputan6.com/Angga Yuniar)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Sebelumnya, laju Indeks Harga Saham Gabungan (IHSG) lebih dipengaruhi oleh sentimen politik untuk dua hari ke depan. Meski begitu, IHSG masih diprediksi berpotensi menguat.

Kepala Riset MNC Sekuritas Edwin J. Sebayang meramalkan IHSG berpeluang menguat pada perdagangan saham Kamis pekan ini (09/8/2018). Namun, Edwin menjelaskan, IHSG hanya menguat tipis.

"Nah tunggulah 1-2 hari ini, kan ada pengumuman bakal calon cawapres. PAN dan Jokowi, jadi sentimen politik yang kuat satu sampai 2 hari ini," tuturnya saat ditemui di Gedung Bursa Efek Indonesia (BEI), Rabu.

Edwin menyebutkan, kecenderungan IHSG menguat tipis akan berada di rentang 6.050 - 6.130. "Kalau sudah diumumkan pasangan capres-cawapres ini, maka pasar sudah aman," ujarnya.

Untuk itu, Edwin lebih merekomendasikan saham-saham sektor keuangan, perbankan, konsumer serta logam untuk hari ini. Ia juga menyebutkan sektor konstruksi akan aktif kembali.

"Sektor konstruksi bakal aktif lagi cuma konstruksi 2019 tidak akan sebooming 2018 lagi. Karena apalagi yang mau dikejar? Jadi prospek ke depan yang ditunggu market adalah sektor properti dan juga sektor semen," kata dia.

Senada, Analis PT Binaartha Parama Sekuritas Muhammad Nafan Aji meramalkan IHSG akan perkasa di kisaran 6.062 - 6.133.

Dalam kesempatan ini, Nafan memilih saham PT Erajaya Swasembada Tbk (ERAA), PT Jasa Marga Tbk (JSMR), PT Matahari Department Store Tbk (LPPF), dan juga PT United Tractors Tbk (UNTR).

Kemudian Analis PT Indosurya Bersinar Sekuritas William Suryawijaya juga memprediksi IHSG bakal menguat. Saham rekomendasi bagi investor, William memilih saham PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk (WIKA), PT Adhi Karya (Persero) Tbk (ADHI), PT Bank Negara Indonesia Tbk (BBNI), serta PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BBCA).

 

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          Sotheby's Hong Kong offers the earliest existing Old Master Q cover artwork      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This August, Old Master Q, an enduring icon which encapsulates the collective memory of Hong Kong and the Chinese diaspora, returns once again to Sotheby’s. Entitled Old Master Q 2.0, the selling exhibition is yet another collaboration between Sotheby’s and Old Master Q, following the hugely successful 2014 exhibition of Mr. Alphonso Wong’s original works. The exhibition will take place at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Sl2 Gallery throughout 10 – 25 August 2018, and will be the final public selling exhibition of the late artist. Old Master Q 2.0 will exhibit original works by the father-and-son duo, including Mr. Alphonso Wong’s early colour covers and comic strips in four- and six-frame formats, as well as acrylic paintings by Professor Joseph Wong, whose playful and contemporary interpretation of Old Master Q characters vests a unique life energy into this quintessential cultural icon of Hong Kong. The star lo
          Lumieres Hong Kong announces its return in November 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hong Kong’s first very own light festival, Lumieres Hong Kong, has made its grand debut in November 2017. Throughout the three-night festival, 16 heritage landmarks in Hong Kong and Kowloon areas have attracted half-a-million spectators, with light projections and installations inspired by local history and culture, as well as The Village situated at Chater Garden, in the heart of the city. In collaboration with youth communities and organisations, Lumieres Hong Kong has curated an eventful programme of activities including workshops, guided tours, and performances, for a wide audience to partake. With the vision to become a world-class annual light festival, Lumieres Hong Kong will be returning for a second edition this year, bringing in new local and international artists for a showcase of exchange between creativity and heritage
          Hong Kong’s autonomy in focus amid calls to cancel speech by pro-independence politician      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A planned speech to foreign journalists by a Hong Kong politician who advocates independence from China is drawing condemnation from Beijing.
          Officer – Financial Accounting (General Ledger) - The Hong Kong Jockey Club      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Salary: Salary negotiable, 3 yr of exp, posted on 09 Aug 2018 01:51:00
          Settlement Assistant / Supervisor, Treasury Settlement, Investment Treasury Operations - Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) Limited      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Salary: Salary provided, 1 yr of exp, posted on 09 Aug 2018 01:39:00
          Project Finance Manager - Hong Kong & Shenzhen - Experis      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Salary: Salary provided, 8 yr of exp, posted on 09 Aug 2018 03:10:00
          理財顧問/營業經理/業務經理(AR/2018/468 ) - Prudential Hong Kong Limited      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Salary: Salary negotiable, N/A yr of exp, posted on 09 Aug 2018 03:06:00
          What’s new on Coursera for Business – July 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Summer is the time to learn! We released over 40 new courses across business, computer science, data science, and more during the past month. Here are our favorites for Coursera for Business from July: Full-Stack Web Development with React by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology – Learn front-end and hybrid mobile development, with […]

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          Boomerang: Wacky Races - Autorennen Total      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
09.08.2018 20:15 - 20:30
Hong Kong Phooey
1. Staffel, Folge 40: Die Rennfahrer treffen bei einem spannenden Abenteuer in China auf den Gaststar Hongkong Phooey.
          China Tower protagoniza en Hong Kong la mayor salida a Bolsa desde 2016      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
China Tower, el mayor operador mundial de torres de telefonía, ha culminado este miércoles su salto al parqué de la Bolsa de Hong Kong al captar 54.324 millones de dólares hongkoneses (5.965 millones de euros) con su opv, la mayor desde 2016, en una sesión que ha cerrado cotizando a 1,26 dólares de Hong Kong, el mismo precio que el marcado para su debut. Leer
          Chinese stocks recede, while other Asian markets resume gains: Hong Kong ekes out a gain, while SoftBank gain limits loss for Nikkei      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Mauvaise passe pour les introductions à Hong Kong      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Quelques semaines après Xiaomi, le groupe de télécoms China Tower effectue une entrée mitigée sur la Bourse asiatique.
          SHKP may face HK$200 million in vacancy tax charges for units at Victoria Harbour      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sun Hung Kai Properties could face HK$200 million (US$25.48 million) in charges on empty units at its recently completed luxury residential development in North Point, after it was revealed the company is seeking a record monthly rent of HK$100 per square foot in Hong Kong East. The developer ... Reported by S.China Morning Post 3 hours ago.
          Hong Kong home prices may slip as much as 10 per cent, UBS says      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hong Kong home prices could slide as much as 10 per cent over the next 17 months, UBS says, mainly because of anticipated higher mortgage rates. And then there’s the trade war, which threatens to weigh down prices even more. The UBS property team forecasts a drop of between 5 to 10 per cent ... Reported by S.China Morning Post 20 hours ago.
          No end in sight for Hong Kong luxury home prices amid influx of mainland capital, analysts say      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Luxury mansion sales in Hong Kong have become detached from the underlying economy, amid a narrow supply of suitable physical properties and growing demand from an influx of mainland Chinese billionaires seeking to secure homes in the city, according to analysts. At least 82 ultra-luxury homes, ... Reported by S.China Morning Post 1 day ago.
          Rhoda, Hong Kong restaurant for meat lovers, to shut for financial reasons; chef Nate Green says: ‘I leave with a heavy heart’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Rhoda, the grill-focused restaurant in Hong Kong Island’s Sai Ying Pun neighbourhood known for its open kitchen where diners could watch dishes being prepared, will be closing its doors on September 8 for financial reasons. In a statement, Rhoda chef Nate Green explained that shutting the ... Reported by S.China Morning Post 48 minutes ago.
          CAA: Einfach unglaublich      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Der Kurs der Aktie CAA stand am 08.08.2018 zum Schluss an der heimatlichen Börse Hong Kong bei 1,71 HKD. Der Titel wird der Branche "Handelsunternehmen und Distributoren" zugerechnet. In einem komplexen Analyseprozess haben Analysten unseres Hauses CAA auf Basis von insgesamt 6 Bewertungskriterien eingeschätzt. [mehr]
          Geotech: Was wird das noch werden?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Für die Aktie Geotech aus dem Segment "Bauwesen" wurde im Schlusshandel an der heimatlichen Börse Hong Kong am 08.08.2018 ein Kurs von 0,5 HKD geführt. Unsere Analysten haben Geotech nach 5 Kriterien bewertet. Dabei definiert jedes Kriterium eine "Buy", "Hold" oder "Sell"-Einschätzung. Die Gesamteinschätzung resultiert aus den Einzelergebnissen dieser Analyse. [mehr]
          Tansh Global Food: Ein Wunder?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In unserer neuen Analyse nehmen wir Tansh Global Food unter die Lupe, ein Unternehmen aus dem Markt "Restaurants". Die Tansh Global Food-Aktie notierte am 08.08.2018 mit 0,3 HKD, die Heimatbörse des Unternehmens ist Hong Kong. In einem komplexen Analyseprozess haben Analysten unseres Hauses Tansh Global Food auf Basis von insgesamt 6 Bewertungskriterien eingeschätzt. [mehr]
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          SHKP may face HK$200 million in vacancy tax charges for Victoria Harbour flats      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sun Hung Kai Properties could face HK$200 million (US$25.48 million) in charges on empty flats at its recently completed luxury residential development in North Point, after it was revealed the company is seeking a record monthly rent of HK$100 per square foot in Hong Kong East. The developer is holding 265 flats at the 355-flat Victoria Harbour development. An occupation permit for the site was received last week. Belinda Kuan, general manager Signature Homes, the luxury residential leasing...
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The era of cheap mortgage rates in Hong Kong is truly over. After Citibank increased its mortgage rates by 10 basis points on Tuesday – for the first time in more than a decade – Hang Seng Bank, HSBC and Bank of China (Hong Kong), Standard Chartered, and Bank of East Asia, said in separate statements late on Wednesday night that they would also be raising their mortgage rates from August 13. Wing Lung Bank and China Construction Bank (Asia), however, said their increase would be...
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(Telecompaper) Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) has entered into a merger agreement with MBK Partners and TPG, the joint owners of WTT, to acquire all of WTT in...
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You are right! The day I walked by must be their last day?! Anyways, friend told me food she had a short while bad was really, really BAD!! Staled BBQ pork used in fried rice, way too salty....etc. Ominous sign!! Anyways, I just hope it'll remain an Hong Kong/Cantonese place rather than being taken over by another Hand-pulled noodle and Northern spicy Sichuan style place?! Way too many of these opening. Market getting saturated!
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          Best Things to Do in New York City This Weekend, Aug. 9-12       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The best things to do in New York City this weekend include an immersive outdoor screening of The Fifth Element, a Gelato Festival and queer comedy.

A sexy take on Shakespeare, with food

Shakespeare in the Square isn’t quite traditional; in fact, instead of laughter or sadness, their productions tend to provoke unexpected feelings -- like hunger. This August, a cast of six performs all 20 characters in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Their only props are food, from marshmallows to mashed potatoes, oats to oranges. Seeing how they’re juggled, cradled, weaponized and otherwise transformed for each scene is part of the messy, erotic fun. Through Aug. 19, The Access Theater, 380 Broadway, $30-$45, shakespeareinthesquare.com

Revel in the embarrassment of others

If you’ve passed a few hours suffering happily through the new Netflix series Mortified, where talented comedians and storytellers recount their most humiliating stories onstage, you’ll be thrilled to know that you can experience that secondhand embarrassment firsthand with a live performance of Mortified at Littlefield this Thursday. Seats are first-come, first-served. Aug. 10, 8 p.m., Littlefield, 635 Sackett St., Brooklyn, $10, littlefieldnyc.com

Immersive theater goes outdoors

You could pack a picnic and check out an outdoor movie in one the city’s parks — or you could head to the tropical outdoor dance hall Brooklyn Mirage for an immersive screening of The Fifth Element with projection effects, a 32-foot screen, an interactive photobooth of movie scenes, an ice cream social and lots of cookout food, a post-show dance party, and a full cocktail menu of tropical drinks that will make you think you’re aboard the Fhloston Paradise, all courtesy of BBQ Films. Aug. 10, 6-11 p.m., 140 Stewart Ave., Brooklyn, $14-$50, eventbrite.com

Hear a new take on West Side Story

Bobby Sanabria’s Multiverse Big Band adds some modern flair while playing through Leonard Bernstein’s classic in West Side Story Reimagined. Infusing the score with fresh Latin sounds — like Afro-Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, and Mexican rock, funk and jazz — the concert is accompanied by live poetry readings and takes place blocks from where the acclaimed movie was filmed. Proceeds will go to the Jazz Foundation of America Puerto Rico Relief Fund. Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m., Damrosch Park, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, free, lcoutofdoors.org

Eat the world’s best gelato

For the first time, Italy is exporting its famous Gelato Festival from its hometown of Florence to the East Coast. It’s worth the trek to Jersey City to sample the creations of a dozen of the world’s best gelato makers, including a local star, all challenged to come up with unique creations just for the festival. Between tastings, drop into the Gelato School to learn about the history of Italy’s take on ice cream, see how it’s made, test your skills to see if you could crack it in a gelateria, watch chef demos and more. Aug. 11-12, Liberty State Park, 1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, $30, eventbrite.com

The buzziest weekend activity

Have you heard the buzz? It’s all about bees and their highly popular product this weekend at Wave Hill in the Bronx. Honey Weekend has activities for all ages, from honey-extraction and candle-making workshops to tasting sessions, plus arts & crafts. Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or just into beekeeping, Honey Weekend is all about education and hands-on fun. Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wave Hill, W. 249th Ave. at Independence Ave., Bronx, $12, wavehill.org

Try out the latest music gear

Whether you love to personally shred some axe or just find that every playlist you love leans heavy on guitar, from acoustic American folk to ear-splitting electric rock, you’ll be in heaven at the Fear the Riff Expo. Over 70 companies will be showing off their latest instruments, amps and other accessories, catch celebrities like Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist Zakk Wylde, plus cocktails, craft beer, tacos and barbecue. Expect artist appearances and demos, plus live performances. Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Brooklyn Expo Center, 79 Franklin St., Brooklyn, $10-$40, feartheriff.com

NYC’s largest indie video game festival

Last year saw the debut of New York’s largest gathering of video game developers, Play NYC. This year, the convention to try new games (and even help devs on works in progress) expands to the Manhattan Center with over 140 games across four floors, plus more than 20 panels, talks and guided demos from industry insiders. Aug. 11-12, The Manhattan Center, 311 W. 34th St., $33, play-nyc.com

Cheer on the dragons

Over 120 fierce and majestic dragon boats take to the waters of Queens to vie for glory during the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. The two-day fest isn’t just limited to spectatorship: learn about the history of the annual tradition with authentic food, live performances (including drumming, dance, kung fu, and fashion shows) and hands-on crafts. It’s free for all ages. Aug. 11-12, Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, Free, hkdbf-ny.org

The most scenic dance festival

The Battery Dance Festival can lay claim to have the most scenic venue in the city: All of its free performances happen outdoors in Battery Park with the Statue of Liberty as the backdrop. The week of performances all take place at sundown, with diverse styles from international companies including the Martha Graham School, Ballet Nepantla, and Jamal Jackson Dance Company, as well as workshops at Battery Dance Studios (with RSVP). Capping it off is a free Closing Night event at the Schimmel Center, with a VIP reception for $65. Aug. 11-18, multiple locations, free-$65, batterydance.org

Comedy = tragedy + time

Comedian Zach Zimmerman wants you to know that he’s very, very gay. That’s despite growing up Christian, with conservative parents, and hitting the big city in the time of Grindr. But it’s okay to laugh about it now, especially with a drink in hand. Union Hall debuts his scathing show, I Started as a Bottom, Now I’m Here, which might be about him, but it’s really about the determined queers in us all, surviving their way to the top. Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m., Union Hall, 702 Union St., Brooklyn, $8-$10, unionhallny.com


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The United States' three largest airlines said they are in the process of amending their systems to address Chinese requests over how they refer to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, after Chinese state media reported that they had yet to complete revisions in time for a Thursday deadline.

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The United States' three largest airlines said they are in the process of amending their systems to address Chinese requests over how they refer to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, after Chinese state media reported that they had yet to complete revisions in time for a Thursday deadline.

           President and Sister Nelson Plan Visit to Pacific Northwest       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

For that initial international foray into Europe and Asia, the Nelsons—joined by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Patricia Holland—spoke in meetings held in London, England; Nairobi, Kenya; Harare, Zimbabwe; Jerusalem, Israel; Bengaluru, India; Bangkok, Thailand; Hong Kong; and Laie.The September 15 date could draw the largest in-person crowd in his first year as Church president—the Saturday evening event is slated to be held in Seattle’s Safeco Field, the 47,943 seat ballpark with a retractable roof that is home to the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball.This will be the Nelsons’ fourth major trip to meet with Church members in devotional settings since his ordination and sustaining as president of the Church, and his second devotional to be conducted outside of the state of Utah. The April 2018 Global Ministry Tour concluded with a devotional stop in Laie, Hawaii, while the Nelsons spoke in a June 3 worldwide youth devotional that originated from Salt Lake City.President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, will conduct a pair of weekend devotionals next month in the North Pacific Coast region—Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia.On Sunday, September 16, the Vancouver devotional will be held at the Langley Events Centre, in the Vancouver suburb of Langley. Both meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m.Joining the Nelsons for the Northwest devotionals will be President Henry B. Eyring, Second Counselor in the First Presidency.For the latter, the Nelsons—along with Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Kathy Andersen—are scheduled to conduct three evening devotionals in as many days. Planned stops are Friday, August 17, in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Saturday, August 18, in Montreal, Quebec; and Sunday, August 19, in Hamilton, Ontario.Church statistics for the state of Washington include 288,515 members in 546 congregations as well as three temples and seven missions. Located in the Seattle metro area are the Seattle Washington Temple and missions headquartered in Seattle, Everett, and Tacoma; an earlier fourth metro-area mission—the Washington Federal Way Mission—was folded into the Seattle and Tacoma missions this summer.With its 10 provinces and three territories, Canada is home to nearly 200,000 members in 496 congregations as well as eight temples and seven missions, including the Vancouver Canada Temple and the Canada Vancouver Mission.It will be their third trip in Canada, a pair of three-stop visits earlier this summer—their June visit to the Canadian province of Alberta and a planned itinerary to central and eastern provinces later this month. (See related story.)The June 8–10 Alberta tour included daily stops and devotionals in Edmonton, Calgary, and Raymond. President and Sister Nelson were accompanied there by Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Melanie Rasband. (See related story.)


          Comment on The Trump Slump In Foreign Tourism Continues by Michael Reynolds      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
@<a href="#comment-2339799" rel="nofollow">Lounsbury</a>: It's the symbolism in this case. It's a literature conference the UAE puts on to show the world a benign face. If my wife and I show up it looks like an endorsement. I take a pretty absolutist position on free speech - I lost a sale to China because I wouldn't allow the Chinese publisher to relocate a major segment of the plot from Hong Kong to Russia. Also would not let the Germans get rid of all religious references or references to lesbian* characters. I don't have many standards, but I do have some. *Yes, I had the same reaction: Germans? The home office of fetish porn?
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          Launchpad to double success      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Being unsure of what you want to do after high school isn’t such a bad thing. Take Daniel Eastwood-Whitaker for example. He took a bunch of different interests, bottled them into a Bachelor of Aviation (Management) / Bachelor of Commerce and has now launched into a business analyst role in Business Systems Management at QBE Hong Kong. 

“Aviation is a very specific industry. I felt it was too soon to start specialising at such an early stage into my career. I saw the offer of a dual-degree in business and chose to major in finance alongside aviation,” Daniel says.

Flying through Swinburne

During his studies, Daniel wasted no time at all. He got involved in a variety of clubs, including the Swinburne Student Amenities Association (SSAA), volunteering through PAVE and joining the Golden Key International Society.

“Swinburne gave me a lot of opportunities to excel and learn new skills. Not just in lectures, but through the range of other external activities available for students.”

Daniel believes his involvement in the Golden Key Society was a major player in scoring the New Colombo Plan Scholarship in 2014, an Australian Government scholarship to undertake study and internships across Asia.

“Applying for the New Colombo Plan Scholarship was a no-brainer. I chose to go to China and studied at the Beijing Foreign Studies University for six months,” he says.

“Through contacts at Swinburne, I then talked with several employers and chose to do an internship with QBE Hong Kong.”

If you haven’t heard of the New Colombo Plan Scholarship, check it out. It’s a pretty cool initiative and could be available for you too.

So how has a double degree benefited Daniel?

Not only did he complete two degrees in a shorter spell, but with his knowledge spread across two disciplines, Daniel’s additional skills gave him a competitive edge and helped him cement his spot at QBE.

“Aviation gave me in depth knowledge of the industry and the importance of communication and prioritisation, while Business gave me the skills to analyse quantitative and qualitative data to make informed business decisions,” he says.

“I see a lot of value in having my additional aviation industry knowledge. For example, QBE has an insurance arm in aviation, so having an understanding certainly helps when dealing with that industry.”

If you’re keen on increasing your brain power across a few areas of interest, consider undertaking a double degree yourself. Everyone has multiple interests, why not make them all useful!

Did you know? More double-degree graduates gain full-time employment within four months of course completion than single-degree graduates.*

* Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) study 2015


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HONG KONG, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Hong Kong's top banks are hiking an important mortgage rate, piling pressure on borrowers and raising the risk of a slowdown...
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The United States' three largest airlines said they are in the process of amending their systems to address Chinese requests over how they refer to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, after Chinese state media reported that they had yet to complete revisions in time for a Thursday deadline.

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          BeiGene Announces Closing of Its HK$7.08 billion (US$903 million) Hong Kong Initial Public Offering and Global Offering      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          7 reasons the way my parents raised me just won’t work for my kids      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The author, Kristie Kam, as a toddler.Living in Hong Kong, my parents followed a Chinese style of parenting, which tends to emphasize control and obedience. After moving to New York at 15, I realized that the parenting style practiced by my parents limited self-expression and creativity. Here's how I plan to raise my kids differently.
          7 reasons the way my parents raised me just won’t work for my kids      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Living in Hong Kong, my parents followed a Chinese style of parenting, which tends to emphasize control and obedience. After moving to New York at 15, I realized that the parenting style practiced by my parents limited self-expression and creativity. Here's how I plan to raise my kids differently.
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I recently visited the tiny landlocked European country of Liechtenstein, which is only about twice the size of Hong Kong Island with a population of a little over 30,000, but which has risen to the top three in GDP per capita in recent years. Liechtenstein is famous for its beautiful postage stamps, but what caught my attention […]
          Event matching platform Surkus sees HK as 1st stop in Asia foray      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Los Angeles-based event technology startup Surkus has targeted Hong Kong as its starting point for overseas business expansion. Founded in 2015, the US firm completed a US$10 million series B round of funding in May. The platform serves as a bridge between activity or event hosts and attendees. It works with organizers on activities such […]
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People who have traveled abroad would agree that language is often the biggest barrier between two different ethnic groups. And being able to communicate in the local language is a basic requirement for anyone who wants to lead a normal life in a foreign land. As an international city, Hong Kong is well known for […]
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The United States' three largest airlines said they are in the process of amending their systems to address Chinese requests over how they refer to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, after Chinese state media reported that they had yet to complete revisions in time for a Thursday deadline.
          Hong Kong home prices may slip as much as 10 per cent, UBS says      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hong Kong home prices could slide as much as 10 per cent over the next 17 months, UBS said, mainly because of anticipated higher mortgage rates. And the US-China trade war threatens to weigh down pric ... - Source: www.scmp.com
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Luxury mansion sales in Hong Kong have become detached from the underlying economy, amid a narrow supply of suitable physical properties and growing demand from an influx of mainland Chinese billionai ... - Source: www.scmp.com
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A major land site in Hong Kong’s Wong Chuk Hang area has received lukewarm response from developers as it will require as much as HK$37.65 billion (US$4.79 billion) to develop and could become t ... - Source: www.scmp.com
          Homeowners beware: Citibank first to raise mortgage rate in Hong Kong      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Citibank will raise its mortgage rate for new borrowers in Hong Kong, making it the first major bank to bring the curtain down on more than a decade of cheap funding to buy property. The American lend ... - Source: www.scmp.com
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          China stocks rally on hopes of govt boost for tech firms, healthcare rebound      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Chinas stock markets rebounded on Thursday, with investors snapping up healthcare and property shares battered by a recent selloff and tech firms rallying on signs the government may offer the sector more support.Assistance for the tech sector would mark the latest in a series of growth boosting measures being rolled out by Beijing as an escalating trade war with the United States puts more pressure on Chinas already slowing economy.At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was up 1.8 percent, while Chinas blue-chip CSI300 index was up 2.4 percent, more than recovering losses in the previous session.Gains were broad based, with the CSI300s financial sector sub-index rising 2.2 percent, consumer staples up 2.5 percent, real estate up 4 percent and healthcare up 3.5 percent.Those sectors have been badly mauled in a summer selloff triggered by the Sino-U.S. trade dispute, worries over slowing economic growth and fears of more curbs to cool property prices.Healthcare stocks have sunk in the wake of a vaccine scandal. As of Wednesdays close, the healthcare sub-index had fallen 17 percent since July 16.We could have overestimated the downside risks for the economy, judging from recent economic data including the exports which are not that bad, said Wang Mingli, an analyst with Guoyuan Securities.Chinas exports surged more than expected in July despite the imposition of U.S. tariffs, but more duties are on the way.Beijing late on Wednesday said it would slap additional tariffs of 25 percent on $16 billion worth of U.S. imports, in retaliation to news the United States plans to begin collecting 25 percent extra in tariffs on $16 billion of Chinese goods from Aug. 23.However, the latest volley in the trade war did little to dampen investor enthusiasm on Thursday as investors bet on further government support measures.Chinas securities regulator said on Wednesday that it would revise regulations to ease companies access to capital markets and expand the scope of foreign investment.Technology shares gained after China said it would set up a National Science and Technology Leading Group chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, raising hopes of a policy boost for homegrown tech firms.The start-up board ChiNext Composite index jumped 3.4 percent, and the Shenzhen index was up 2.7 percent.In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index was up 0.9 percent while the China Enterprises index gained 1 percent. The Hang Sengs IT sector sub-index rose 2.6 percentCountry Garden Holdings Co Ltd rose 3.3 percent on a positive outlook for first-half performance, while MTR Corp Ltd touched five-month lows after it announced a senior management reshuffle following inaccuracies concerning the methodology of a construction project.At midday, MTR Corp shares were 1.2 percent lower.In currency markets, the yuan strengthened after the central bank left the midpoint of the currencys daily trading band essentially unchanged.At 0401 GMT, the yuan was changing hands at 6.8213 per dollar, 105 pips firmer than the previous onshore close of 6.8318.A Reuters poll on Thursday found market expectations that the yuan will regain some of its recent losses against the dollar, but only if the trade war between the U.S. and China eases.REUTERS YK SDR 1030
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The United States' three largest airlines said they are in the process of amending their systems to address Chinese requests over how they refer to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, after Chinese state media reported that they had yet to complete revisions in time for a Thursday deadline.

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The United States' three largest airlines said they are in the process of amending their systems to address Chinese requests over how they refer to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, after Chinese state media reported that they had yet to complete revisions in time for a Thursday deadline.

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A pro-establishment lawmaker representing catering sector employers continued to oppose a Hong Kong government proposal to increase statutory paternity leave from three days to five, claiming the benefit itself should not even exist, as demands for more w
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The three largest US airlines have said they are in the process of amending their systems to address Beijing requests over how they refer to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, after mainland media reported that they had yet to complete revisions in time for a T
          Hong Kong MTR's HK$97.1 billion link scandal: consequences, loopholes and solutions      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The sudden departures of several top executives at the MTR Corporation on Tuesday over a construction scandal in Hong Kong's most expensive rail project has rocked public confidence and shocked the city's engineering sector.The government, which o
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          Gagosian Names Han-I Wang Senior Director in Hong Kong      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          Receitas da Galaxy sobem 25% no primeiro semestre      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
O grupo Galaxy Entertainment (GEG) anunciou ontem receitas líquidas de 28,1 mil milhões de dólares de Hong Kong no primeiro semestre, mais 25% comparativamente ao período homólogo de 2017. De acordo com o comunicado divulgado pelo grupo à bolsa de valores de Hong Kong, o EBITDA ajustado (lucros antes de impostos, amortizações e depreciações) aumentou […]
           www.lxncollection.com was reported inaccessible in China       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          E-waste from drop-offs at Officeworks exported, possibly breaching treaty      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

NGO says it used GPS units to track waste from collection points at Officeworks to Hong Kong and Thailand

Electronic waste dropped at government-approved recycling points at Officeworks stores was allegedly exported to developing countries, potentially breaching a global waste treaty, a non-government organisation has said.

The US-based Basel Action Network (Ban) – which embeds GPS units inside discarded electronics and monitors them – said in a report to be released on Thursday that two LCD monitors the organisation placed at Officeworks’ “Bring IT Back” drop zones in Brisbane were tracked to an area of Hong Kong’s New Territories known for “e-waste trafficking”.

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          Comment on Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance & Mid-Autumn Festival, Hong Kong by Vivian Tam      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Check this out (Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance) if you will be in Hong Kong for Mid-Autumn Festival! http://www.jebsenholidays.com/en/hongkong
          Soccer - Jordi Cruyff named new Chongqing coach      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
HONG KONG: Chongqing Lifan have appointed Jordi Cruyff as their new head coach, the Chinese Super League side announced on social media on Wednesday. The 44-year-old replaces Paulo Bento at the helm after the former Portugal coach was fired last month following a dismal run of form that saw ...
          Sex and Zen III (1998) Aman Chang      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sex and Zen III (1998)
aka Yuk po tuen III goon yan ngoh yiu
Genre: Comedy | Erotic | Cat. III
Country: Hong Kong | Director: Aman Chang
Language: Cantonese or Mandarin (2 separate audio tracks)
Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 99mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv - 870x480 - 23.976fps - 1.67gb
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133196/

New prostitutes Susan, Fanny and Chinyun are inducted into the Fragrance House brothel where they are trained in the ways of lovemaking by their veteran madam Tall Kau.
 Sex and Zen III (1998) 

          5 cents 1941 P, Hong Kong - Jelenlegi ára: 525 Ft      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TISZTELT GYŰJTŐTÁRSAK! A Numis Numismatics köszönti online aukcióján!
SZEMÉLYES ÁTVÉTELRE BUDAPEST SZÁMOS PONTJÁN  IS LEHETŐSÉG VAN, ELŐRE EGYEZTETETT IDŐPONTBAN ÉS HELYSZÍNEN, ILLETVE VIDÉKI ÉRMEBÖRZÉKEN, KIZÁRÓLAG LEGALÁBB 3000FT VÁSÁRLÁST ELÉRVE LEHETSÉGES. A TERMÉK ÁTVÉTELÉRE LEGKORÁBBAN A LEÜTÉS MÁSNAPJÁN VAN LEHETŐSÉG. SZEMÉLYES ÁTVÉTEL AZ ÁLTALAM MEGSZABOTT IDŐBEN ÉS HELYEN: 0 Ft SZEMÉLYES ÁTVÉTEL A VEVŐ ÁLTAL MEGSZABOTT IDŐBEN ÉS HELYEN: 1500 Ft SZEMÉLYES ÁTVÉTEL 3000FT VÁSÁRLÁS ALATT: 1500FT
POSTAKÖLTSÉG  A Magyar Posta díjszabása szerint:  
-         Ajánlott levél 500Ft -         500 Ft vételár alatti vásárlásnál sima levélként is kérhető a postázás, de csak előre értékeléssel, az elveszett  küldeményekért ugyanis felelősséget nem vállalunk és a Posta sem, a levél elvesztése végett csak akkor adunk kártérítést, ha a postától megkaptuk a kártérítési díjat, és csak annak a megítélt összegét tudjuk visszaadni. -         Amennyiben banki pénztári befizetést választ +300 ft-ot kell fizetni a banki költségek végett.  Kérem ezt figyelembe            venni, és tiszteletben tartani! -         Több tételt vásárlóktól  természetesen csak EGY postaköltséget kérünk.
-        KÜLFÖLDRE IS POSTÁZUNK!
A megnyert tételek átvételére az aukció lezárásától számított 10 nap áll rendelkezésre. Tételek összevárására van lehetőség előre egyeztetés után.
TARTÁSFOKOK   PP :  Proof Bu:  selyemfényű UNC:  Uncirculated: verdefényes / bankfriss Forgalomban sohasem volt, gyűrődés, hajtás, szennyeződés, szakadás és hiányosság nélküli bankjegy, ahogy a nyomdából kikerül. Érméknél karc, peremhiba és kopásmentes. aUNC:  about Uncirculated: közel verdefényes / hajtatlan Alig észrevehető gyűrődéssel jellegzetes újszerűségét elvesztett, gyakorlatilag forgalomban sohasem volt, HAJTÁS NÉLKÜLI, komolyabb szennyeződés, szakadás és hiányosság nélküli bankjegy. Érméknél apró karcok kis peremhiba. EF+, EF:  Extra fine: kiváló Esetleg észrevehetően gyűrött, 1-szer, maximum 3-szor hajtott, szennyeződés, szakadás és hiányosság nélküli bankjegy. Érméknél enyhe, szabad szemmel látható karcolásokkal, a legkiemelkedőbb felületek kopásával. VF:  Very fine: nagyon szép Ez esetleg észrevehetően gyűrött, több, mint három helyen hajtott, a szennyeződés csekély jeleit mutató, de szakadás és hiányosság nélküli bankjegy. Érméknél a használat több jelével, szabad szemmel látható karcolásokkal, nagyobb kopott felületekkel. F:  Fine: szép A forgalom fokozottabb jeleit mutató, erősebben gyűrött és szennyezett, de szakadás és hiányosság nélküli bankjegy. VG:  Very Good: nagyon jó Hiányosság nélküli, erősebben gyűrött és szennyezett bankjegy, amelyen legfeljebb 4 centiméteres szakadás van. Érméknél igencsak használt, amely a sok használat jeleit mutatja, nagyon sok szabad szemmel is jól látható karcolássokkal rendelkezhet és nagymértékű koszt viselhet magán. G:  Good: jó Az a hiányosság nélküli, erősebben gyűrött és szennyezett bankjegy,
5 cents 1941 P, Hong Kong
Jelenlegi ára: 525 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2018-08-30 09:47
          Comment on 2017 Visit to Hong Kong Disneyland by Deli      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
It sure looks like everyone was having a blast :) So cool to have an international school field trip/leadership exposure. In my day, ours just included areas within our city and in the towns.I would have really enjoyed this if I were a student now :)
          Offer - https://mumybear.com/keto-fast-diet/ - HONG KONG      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Keto Fast Diet a plethora of exercise applications and fad diets that took advantage of the nebulous nature of vitamins to convince human beings that every new healthy eating plan that got here alongside changed into, in reality, the best one. similarly, this inundation of nutritional advice had a (likely unintentional) facet impact of redefining the word "diet" in the popular Western attention, https://mumybear.com/keto-fast-diet/
          Legal Researcher - Executive Search and Legal Recruitment       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Legal Researcher - Executive Search and Selection Legal Executive Search , 25k - 28k Basic. 1st year OTE 45K The role is to provide specialist support to consultants and the management team. You will identify and generate candidates for the consultants to represent. Working to understand and meet the needs of both client and candidate while maintaining the highest level of service is key. You will be developing the candidate database through telephone and web based research. Cold calling potential candidates and helping with the interview process is a major part of the role. Client: - Largest and most experienced legal search firm in the World. Established in 1982 it has offices in Hong Kong, U.S., London and Tokyo. They have a world renowned reputation for making Law Firm Management, Associate and in-house placements. With over 100 recruitment consultants operating around the world they are now looking to expand their London office. The team focuses on London but is also active throughout Europe, Russia, the Middle East and North America. Candidates: You will be Intelligent, professional and have excellent communication skills. You will ideally have at least a 2:1 in your Degree from one of the Top 20 Universities, and A’s and B’s at A- Level. Money Hungry Ability to work efficiently and deliver results in a team environment B2B sales experience is essential. A legal background is highly desirable, with LPC being extremely desirable. This is a commission driven sales role in a fast paced, energetic office. You will be a money driven, career focused and competitive individual to achieve the greatest success in this role. Package: Base salary £25,000 - £28,000, with an attractive bonus package. First year OTE can be in excess of £45,000. There are also fantastic monthly reward schemes which include holidays, meals, and days out. Work with a respected Search and Selection Agency - Excellent Training and Development on offer.
          Notte di Ferragosto a Villa Lysis con Video Installazione      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Capri - Apertura straordinaria di Villa Lysis, Mercoledì 15 Agosto a partire dalle ore 20 fino al consueto appuntamento con i fuochi di Ferragosto, ben visibili dalla dimora liberty sul tetto di Capri. Un doppio spettacolo, tra arte e natura, grazie alla video proiezione interattiva dell'artista Michelangelo Bastiani che accoglierà gli ospiti della Villa in versione by night per una mostra/evento di grande suggestione. Il progetto, dal titolo "Viaggio al centro della terra", realizzato con il supporto di Liquid Art System, consiste in una video installazione proiettata a terra, di circa 5 metri di diametro, raffigurante un geyser islandese e un vortice d'acqua. L'opera è interattiva, ciò vuol dire che, grazie a dei particolari sensori, risponderà al movimento dello spettatore, invitato ad interagire con essa. Il confronto tra artificio e natura è un tema centrale nella storia dell'arte: pittori, scultori e architetti nel corso dei secoli hanno ricreato il mondo attraverso le lenti delle loro opere, Michelangelo Bastiani accetta questa sfida rigenerando i fenomeni naturali attraverso i più recenti dispositivi digitali. Un processo futuristico dell'arte, che unisce oggetti multimediali e reali, dove l'opera diventa un luogo di animazione culturale interattiva, definendo un rapporto interpersonale più forte tra lo spettatore e la produzione artistica contemporanea. Le opere di Bastiani sono installazioni video su grandi schermi, proiezioni video interattive e ologrammi, con particolare attenzione agli elementi della natura e allo stato della materia. L'acqua è stata la chiave della sua ricerca sin dagli esordi, con l'obiettivo di rappresentare un'arte in continua evoluzione. Come Eraclito, uno dei padri dell'antica filosofia greca, affermava: "Nessun uomo può bagnarsi nello stesso fiume per due volte, perché né l'uomo né le acque del fiume sono gli stessi." Proprio per la sua natura dinamica, l'acqua è sempre stata difficile da rappresentare. Bastiani è in grado di affrontare questa difficoltà tramite una tecnologia di interazione tangibile, che comunica direttamente con lo spettatore: la sua cascata digitale non manterrà mai un flusso costante, ma cambierà a seconda del movimento dello spettatore, come parte del processo cinetico del lavoro.
 
La natura si fonde con l'artificio: la forza degli elementi trova rappresentazione in un connubio antitetico, di prigionia della natura per mano dell’uomo ma anche di esaltazione e imprescindibilità dell’uno nei confronti dell’altra. L'artista toscano offre ai fenomeni naturali una nuova casa. Il video interattivo è un avvenimento perenne in cui il l'opera vive e cambia, determinando infinite variabili. Così, la relazione tra opera ed osservatore diventa più partecipata trasformando ciò che immaginiamo come la tradizionale visita "passiva" in "attiva". Tra reale e virtuale, Bastiani dà vita a una terza dimensione in cui natura e artificio coesistono, seguendo una ricerca artistica in cui l'unica costante sembra essere la trasformazione e l'evoluzione delle sue opere nel tempo.

Michelangelo Bastiani, cenni biografici

Michelangelo Bastiani artista fiorentino, nato a Bibbiena (Ar) il 26 luglio 1979, dopo il diploma all’Istituto d’Arte di Firenze, si laurea all’Accademia di Belle Arti nella sezione di Pittura e Fotografia del Maestro Gustavo Giulietti. Ha vissuto per un periodo negli Stati Uniti prima in California e poi a New York, dove ha completato la sua formazione presso la Art Student League di NY studiando Computer Art e lavorando per una fondazione americana per l'arte. Attualmente vive e lavora in Toscana. Bastiani è rappresentato dalla Opera Gallery di Londra, dalla galleria d'arte Barbara Paci di Pietrasanta, dalla Galleria Ca' D'Oro di New York e Miami, Liquid Art System a Capri e Positano, Mark Hachem a Parigi e Beirut, dalla Aria Art Gallery di Firenze. Ha esposto video installazioni a Capri, a Venezia, Firenze, Milano, Torino, Roma, Capri e Pietrasanta. I suoi lavori sono stati in mostra alla Saatchi Gallery di Londra, a Parigi, Hong Kong, Singapore, Monaco, Francoforte, Oslo, Roma, Kiev, Istanbul e negli Stati Uniti a New York, al Mana Contemporary Museum di Jersey City, C24 Gallery a Chelsea, a Houston, Miami, Palm Beach, San Francisco.
          Global Aircraft Soft Goods Market 2018 Top Key Players Aero Floor, Aero Foams, Aircraft Interior Products, Aircraft Interior Solutions, Botany Weaving Mill, E-Leather, Fellfab, F-list, Mohawk, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering, InTech Aerospace, Desso, Lanta      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Global Aircraft Soft Goods Market 2018 Top Key Players Aero Floor, Aero Foams, Aircraft Interior Products, Aircraft Interior Solutions, Botany Weaving Mill, E-Leather, Fellfab, F-list, Mohawk, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering, InTech Aerospace, Desso, Lanta Market Overview:- Aircraft Soft Goods Market Commercial sector share accounts for over 85% of total revenue owing to continuously increasing air passenger traffic. In 2018, air passengers traffic registered an increase of 6% and rose to 4.3 billion from 4.1 billion

          Chinese stocks jump, other markets mixed as trade in focus      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese stocks surged while other markets in Asia remained mixed on Thursday, as investors watched the latest developments on trade disputes between the United States and China. Prices of oil stabilized. KEEPING SCORE: China’s Shanghai Composite Index jumped 1.9 percent to 2,796.28 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index advanced 1.2 […]
          Professor: Japan-US meeting becoming more political      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Victor Teo, assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong discusses what can we expect from the meeting between Japan and the U.S.
          This Hong Kong travel services start-up is now a unicorn      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Eric Gnock Fah of Klook discusses the challenges faced when expanding the business across markets in Asia.
          8/9/2018: Mercado: China anuncia que vai taxar US$ 16 bi de produtos dos Estados Unidos      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
hong kong A China vai impor tarifas adicionais de importação de 25% sobre US$ 16 bilhões (R$ 60,3 bilhões) em produtos americanos, que vão de petróleo e produtos siderúrgicos a automóveis e equipamentos médicos. A informação foi divulgada pelo...
          Victor Li’s CK Asset wins US$4.8 billion tender for Hong Kong’s most expensive rail development      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
CK Asset Holdings, the property conglomerate chaired by Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, has won the tender for Hong Kong’s most expensive railway development, paying an estimated HK$37.65 billion (US$4.79 billion) for the Wong Chuk Hang site. CK Asset, which Li took over from his father formally in May, ... Reported by S.China Morning Post 17 minutes ago.
           Truyền thông Hong Kong đưa tin con rơi Thành Long có dấu hiệu nghiện ma túy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Truyền thông Hong Kong đưa tin con rơi Thành Long có dấu hiệu nghiện ma túy Thông tin Ngô Trác Lâm - con gái Thành Long bị nghi ngờ nghiện ma túy đang được cư dân mạng bàn tán.
           HK shares end higher; tech firms rally on hopes of...       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Aug 9 (Reuters) - Hong Kong's main Hang Seng index ended higher on Thursday, with investors buying high-tech shares amid talks of possible government...
           China's state firms cementing lucrative role in South...       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
By Greg Torode and Brenda GohHONG KONG/SHANGHAI, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Beijing's giant state-owned enterprises are playing an increasing role in China's...
          8/9/2018: ENTREPRISES & MARCHÉS: BOURSE      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Mauvaise passe pour les introductions à Hong Kong.
          8/9/2018: FINANCE & MARCHES: Les chiffres clefs de Ledger      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
70 millions d’euros levés depuis 2015 1,3 million de Nano S vendus dans 165 pays 46 millions d’euros de revenus en 2017 155 collaborateurs et 5 bureaux à Paris, Vierzon, San Francisco, New York, Hong Kong
          Comment on The decline of Hong Kong’s iconic neon glow by Honest Lad      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
nope, no one can beat vice in investigative journalism.
          Comment on The decline of Hong Kong’s iconic neon glow by Poopsiedoodles :P      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
vice makes more developed and longer documentaries while vox makes very short watches
          Comment on The decline of Hong Kong’s iconic neon glow by Bladeaficionado      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
*was*
          Comment on The decline of Hong Kong’s iconic neon glow by Michael W      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
water bear the air pollution in London is worse than the pollution in Hong Kong when Chinas smog doesnt blow over.
          Comment on The decline of Hong Kong’s iconic neon glow by Viral Bheda      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
too real
          Comment on The decline of Hong Kong’s iconic neon glow by Viral Bheda      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I got the 666th like on this comment MUAHAHAHAHAHA
          Comment on The decline of Hong Kong’s iconic neon glow by Russel Mcfarland      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Vice is better
          Comment on The decline of Hong Kong’s iconic neon glow by Gaming Authority      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Sensex Hits 38,000-Mark; Banking & Energy Stocks Gain The Most      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Asian equities are higher today as Chinese and Hong Kong shares show gains. The Shanghai Composite is up 1.4% while the Hang Seng is up 0.7%. The Nikkei 225 is trading down by 0.3%. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 closed slightly lower on Wednesday as falling crude prices and trade jitters held markets in check. The Nasdaq posted its seventh consecutive daily advance, while the Dow was down marginally. Back home, Indian share markets have opened the day on a firm note. The BSE Sensex is trading higher by 116 points while the NSE Nifty is trading higher by 21 points. The BSE Mid Cap Index and BSE Small Cap index both opened the day up by 0.3%. Sectoral indices have opened the day on a mixed note with bank stocks and energy stocks leading the gainers. While consumer durables stocks and power stocks opened the day in the red. The rupee is trading at 68.65 to the US$. Energy stocks opened the day on a mixed note with Suzlon Energy & HPCL witnessing maximum buying interest. In the latest development, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) ...
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China doesn’t want to play by the world’s rules
Foreign Policy, August 8, 2018
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/08/china-doesnt-want-to-play-by-the-worlds-rules/

专访吴霭仪:30多年前“保存香港”呼吁者看当下“港独” (Interview with Margaret Ng: A “preserve Hong Kong” advocate’s views on independence)
BBC News, August 8, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-45055901

美学者孔诰烽指民族党事件证明港府已在行使大陆反颠覆法 (American scholar: Hong Kong National Party incident proves that the Hong Kong government is already exercising the mainland anti-subversion law)
Radio France Internationale, August 8, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180808-美学者孔诰烽指民族党事件证明港府已在行使大陆反颠覆法

那些和“防火长城”一起长大的中国年轻人 (A generation grows up in China without Google, Facebook or Twitter)
New York Times, August 7, 2018
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/technology/20180807/china-generation-blocked-internet/
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/06/technology/china-generation-blocked-internet.html

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

          Hong Kong (香港)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Trade war puts dent in Beijing’s plan to turn Hong Kong and surrounding cities into new Silicon Valley
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2158873/trade-war-puts-dent-beijings-plan-turn-hong-kong-and

Occupy protest assault trial was a “circus,” retired Hong Kong police officer tells appeal court
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2158854/occupy-protest-assault-trial-was-circus

Video: Two anti-independence protesters fined HK$3k each for assaulting passerby who tried to stop fight
Hong Kong Free Press, August 8, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/08/video-two-anti-independence-protesters-fined-hk3k-assaulting-passerby-tried-stop-fight/

何君堯要求立即檢控戴耀廷 「第一要革走佢,第二要起訴佢」 (Legislator Junius Ho presses for dismissal, prosecution of Benny Tai after legal advice)
inmediahk.net, August 7, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1058783

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

          Volume and price statistics of external merchandise trade in June 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In June 2018, the volume of Hong Kong’s total exports and imports of goods increased by 0.7% and 1.7% respectively over a year earlier.  The prices of total exports and imports of goods increased by 2.7% and 2.9% respectively.
          Junior Fund Accountant (PE Fund) - JAC Recruitment Hong Kong Co., Limited      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Salary: Salary provided, 2 yr of exp, posted on 09 Aug 2018 09:13:00
          Investment Advisor, Private Wealth Management - Huatai Financial Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Salary: Salary negotiable, ---- yr of exp, posted on 09 Aug 2018 09:05:00
          Specialist, Market & Master Data - Zurich Insurance (Hong Kong)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Salary: Salary provided, 3 yr of exp, posted on 09 Aug 2018 08:54:00
          Manager, Market & Master Data Management - Zurich Insurance (Hong Kong)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Salary: Salary provided, 6 yr of exp, posted on 09 Aug 2018 08:52:00
          Vice President of Product Division - Noah International (Hong Kong) Limited      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Salary: Salary provided, 5 yr of exp, posted on 09 Aug 2018 08:44:00
          Asia Risk Management Specialist - US Top Tier iBank (up to 90k) - Page Group Hong Kong      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Salary: Salary negotiable, N/A yr of exp, posted on 09 Aug 2018 08:30:00
          Senior Manager - FinTech Strategy and Investor Engagement (Ref# SMFTSIE180809J) - Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Salary: Salary negotiable, 8 yr of exp, posted on 09 Aug 2018 07:01:00
          Banking Analyst - CIB , Welcome fresh graduates - Randstad Hong Kong Limited      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Salary: Salary negotiable, N/A yr of exp, posted on 09 Aug 2018 06:53:00
          SALES DIRECTOR/ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR (Corporate Clients) - UOB Kay Hian (Hong Kong) Limited      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Salary: Salary negotiable, 5 yr of exp, posted on 09 Aug 2018 06:45:00
          Investment Manager (Real Estate) - Hong Kong & Overseas - Michael Page      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Salary: Salary negotiable, 5 yr of exp, posted on 09 Aug 2018 05:28:00
          South China Morning Post: Studio Producer, South China Morning Post - Hong Kong      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Competitive: South China Morning Post: Bespoke video creation for SCMP's social media platforms, notably by leveraging Chinese social networks to tell trending stories Hong Kong
          South China Morning Post: South China Morning Post, Studio Producer (Hong Kong)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Competitive: South China Morning Post: Bespoke video creation for SCMP's social media platforms, notably by leveraging Chinese social networks to tell trending stories Hong Kong
          Por qué existen tantos agujeros en los edificios de Hong Kong      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Es posible que si no has viajado a Hong Kong se te pasara por alto que muchos de sus edificios y rascacielos cuentan con un agujero visible en alguna parte de la construcción. ¿A qué se debe este curioso detalle?

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American citizen believed to have been in Slovenia has been missing for weeks
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An American man is believed to have gone missing in Slovenia while vacationing in June. The Department of State is working with police in Europe on the continuing search. Jonathan Reid Luskin from Wisconsin, also known as "Jon," is believed to have ...
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American chemistry tutor living in Hong Kong missing for six weeks after leaving for SloveniaSouth China Morning Post

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          Россия в мае 2018 г. продолжила резкое сокращение вложений в американские ценные бумаги      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Россия больше не входит в список крупнейших держателей, а значит с апрельских 48.7 млрд.$ вложения сократились до менее 30.2 млрд.$:
                                             MAJOR FOREIGN HOLDERS OF TREASURY SECURITIES
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                                                     HOLDINGS 1/ AT END OF PERIOD


                                  May     Apr     Mar     Feb     Jan     Dec     Nov     Oct     Sep     Aug     Jul     Jun     May
Country                           2018    2018    2018    2018    2018    2017    2017    2017    2017    2017    2017    2017    2017
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China, Mainland                 1183.1  1181.9  1187.7  1176.7  1168.2  1184.9  1176.6  1189.2  1182.3  1201.7  1166.9  1146.5  1102.2
Japan                           1048.8  1031.2  1043.5  1059.5  1065.8  1061.5  1084.1  1094.0  1096.0  1101.7  1113.3  1090.3  1111.5
Ireland                          301.0   300.4   317.9   314.0   327.5   326.5   324.3   312.4   310.6   309.0   312.3   304.4   297.8
Brazil                           299.2   294.1   286.0   272.9   265.7   256.8   265.3   270.0   272.8   273.6   271.9   269.7   269.7
United Kingdom                   265.0   262.7   263.7   250.5   243.3   250.0   237.5   225.9   237.4   225.0   229.6   236.0   236.4
Switzerland                      243.4   242.2   245.4   248.0   251.1   249.6   250.9   254.0   253.3   248.2   244.5   244.1   239.4
Luxembourg                       209.1   213.9   221.6   218.6   220.9   217.6   218.3   217.9   213.9   213.3   213.0   211.6   208.0
Hong Kong                        191.7   194.0   196.2   196.5   194.1   194.7   194.9   192.3   194.4   194.5   196.7   201.1   196.6
Cayman Islands                   185.8   180.7   165.5   176.9   168.0   170.6   240.4   247.2   246.9   242.9   240.5   249.3   250.1
Taiwan                           164.8   168.1   170.1   170.7   175.4   180.9   179.9   181.7   183.9   182.0   184.1   185.9   181.2
Saudi Arabia                     162.1   159.9   151.2   150.9   143.6   147.4   147.6   145.2   136.7   137.9   142.5   142.0   134.0
Belgium                          150.5   137.6   125.5   125.7   123.7   119.2   115.3   116.0   104.8    96.9    99.4    98.3    98.7
India                            148.9   152.8   157.0   152.9   148.6   144.7   140.8   141.4   145.1   138.9   135.7   130.3   127.3
Singapore                        118.9   118.0   117.8   118.0   122.6   125.0   124.2   130.4   125.2   119.3   112.3   106.4   107.9
Korea                            104.7   100.1   100.4   101.3   101.7    96.2    98.5   100.1    94.3    95.0    97.9    96.8   100.1
Canada                            96.6    89.4    92.9    89.1    85.5    86.1    82.4    78.0    75.0    73.6    75.5    76.5    80.1
France                            89.6    82.5    80.9    77.0    78.4    80.9    76.6    77.9    78.2    76.0    80.0    72.2    74.4
Germany                           78.3    86.0    76.5    78.5    71.0    72.3    71.6    72.9    74.9    73.0    73.3    68.3    68.3
Bermuda                           63.6    64.7    66.4    67.4    67.5    67.0    63.5    62.9    62.4    62.3    61.5    60.2    59.8
Thailand                          62.2    60.8    57.2    68.0    67.2    60.9    68.0    68.4    70.8    71.6    67.2    66.1    66.5
United Arab Emirates              60.0    59.7    59.2    57.5    55.1    57.7    58.2    57.7    54.3    55.9    59.9    58.8    60.5
Norway                            49.7    39.3    40.2    50.4    46.9    51.1    55.3    60.6    64.1    58.0    54.9    53.7    48.3
Sweden                            45.5    45.1    46.2    46.3    46.3    43.9    44.7    45.3    45.9    44.3    42.7    41.0    40.8
Netherlands                       45.1    42.5    43.9    44.8    45.1    48.6    47.6    45.1    47.5    50.3    50.5    53.1    52.2
Kuwait                            43.9    42.6    36.9    36.3    36.9    36.8    36.8    39.4    38.0    35.6    33.0    31.8    31.6
Mexico                            43.2    41.9    45.2    35.4    33.9    38.7    40.6    41.6    40.5    34.7    35.8    32.4    38.9
Poland                            40.2    41.4    40.3    40.4    40.7    40.0    38.4    38.8    37.3    36.3    35.6    34.1    35.0
Italy                             39.6    36.4    37.2    36.6    35.4    35.2    35.6    34.5    35.3    35.4    36.2    36.1    35.6
Australia                         37.6    36.0    34.1    38.5    37.8    37.5    40.6    38.7    36.9    37.8    37.9    38.1    37.1
Spain                             34.5    31.3    32.0    32.4    34.7    33.5    36.2    36.9    38.1    38.2    38.2    36.6    37.9
Turkey                            32.6    38.2    40.9    45.6    49.6    52.6    61.2    61.5    60.8    57.7    54.5    58.9    49.5
Philippines                       31.6    31.5    32.1    33.0    33.8    36.4    35.8    36.4    35.5    36.3    38.1    37.9    38.2
Chile                             30.2    28.4    29.8    30.2    29.0    28.9    29.2    28.8    25.6    26.2    27.1    27.4    27.3
All Other                        512.5   533.5   575.2   575.9   571.4   575.9   585.3   581.3   583.3   566.6   567.7   556.0   565.6
Grand Total                     6213.6  6169.0  6216.6  6216.4  6186.6  6209.7  6306.2  6324.1  6301.9  6249.4  6230.2  6151.9  6108.4
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          The atheist state of China is attempting to eradicate Christianity      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


Unbeknownst to most of us, Christians in China are facing a wide-scale persecution of religious liberties in the name of communist doctrine. Christianity is the fastest growing religion in China, with nearly 67 million Christians, but China is officially an atheist state, and the Chinese government has ramped up measures to eradicate Christianity in China.

"Chinese leaders have always been suspicious of the political challenge or threat that Christianity poses to the Communist regime," said a scholar of Christianity in China at Duke University. "Under Xi, this fear of Western infiltration has intensified and gained a prominence that we haven't seen for a long time."

RELATED: Further evidence communism isn't cool: China clamps down on online Bible sales

The Associated Press led an investigation and published their findings in an article, titled "For God or party? China's Christians face a test of faith, in which the author notes that:

Children and party members are banned from churches in some areas, and at least one township has encouraged Christians to replace posters of Jesus with portraits of Xi. Some Christians have resorted to holding services in secret.

The government has closed hundreds of private churches over the past months. Authorities have seized Bibles, religious paintings, and crucifixes .

A dozen Chinese Protestants interviewed by the Associated Press described gatherings that were raided, interrogations and surveillance, and one pastor said hundreds of his congregants were questioned individually about their faith. … After reporters visited Henan in June, some interviewees said they were contacted by police or local officials who urged them not to discuss any new measures around Christianity.

At its heart, this is a fight against Western ideas, which the Chinese government increasingly considers a threat to their

Communist regime. It's part of what the Chinese President has described as the effort "to 'Sinicize' all the nation's religions by infusing them with 'Chinese characteristics' such as loyalty to the Communist Party."

The whole thing is reminiscent of the early days of Christianity, when Christians worshipped despite the threat of death.

Willy Lam, a Chinese politics expert at the Chinese University of Hong Kong described President Xi as "a closet Maoist — he is very anxious about thought control. He definitely does not want people to be faithful members of the church, because then people would profess their allegiance to the church rather than to the party, or more exactly, to Xi himself."

The whole thing is reminiscent of the early days of Christianity, when Christians worshipped despite the threat of death.


          A Safe Harbor For Biotechs? Ascletis, BeiGene Mark Early Wins For HK Exchange      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Public housing estates in Hong Kong have become wildly popular destinations for photography, drawing the ire of some residents.
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          Comment on Lure of cybercrime leads security professionals to become 'gray hats' by Greg Zeng      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This lack of IT talent is very widespread in all industries. The current management leaders are based on past performances, not possible future performance. Older, traditional conservatives are "leading", despite the fact that the organisation is living in a very alive, unpredictable environment. Most times, this very unknown & unpredictable environment seems unknown to the insiders of every organisation. The more tightly confined & disciplined the "corporate culture", the less likely is that it is in contact with its external environments. Now that I have finished my many working professions & employers, this "Law of Sociology" seems to be very true: "Neoteny is our future survival". Fossilised adulthood is our past. When multi-culturalists are expecting socio-cultural representations in our senior managers, similar to the citizenry, this is shocking disturbance to our fossilised history. Current leadership tends to be overwhelming "fashionable" ethnic, heterosexual macho males. This is at the expense of the unfashionable ethnic persons. 1) Fashionable Ethnic Males 2) Fashionable Ethnic Females 3) Un-Fashionable Ethnic Females 4) Un-Fashionable Ethnic Males So in Hong Kong or Shenzhen, the Fashionable_Cantonese_Hetero-acting_Macho_Man and the Fashionable_White_Man are at the top of the employment interview. The employer marketplaces offer the same cycle of musical chairs. 1) Solo un-discovered entrepreurs 2) Under-valued staff in SME:Small_Medium_Enterprises 3) Under-valued staff in large enterprises 4) Poached (stolen) staff from everywhere 5) Privately greedy crazy staff 6) Socially responsible staff
          Comment on I Don’t Care What You Think: I Took My Toddler On a LONG Overnight Flight in Business Class and Loved It! by Christine      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We took our almost 5 year old on Cathay Pacific business class from Chicago to Hong Kong. She sat and watched movies or slept the whole time. Only time we had to get up for her was to cut up her meal. Three years later and she still talks about “that China airplane “ with the great seats!
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          Häagen-Dazs’ Adorable Line Friends-Themed Mooncakes Are Mid-Autumn Delights      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


Fans of messaging app Line will be all too familiar with its adorable characters ‘Brown’, ‘Cony’, ‘Sally’ and ‘Choco’.

This mid-autumn festival, Häagen-Dazs Hong Kong has partnered with the Line to roll out a new mooncake collection that will make fans swoon.

These aren’t regular mooncakes, but ice cream mooncakes that come in three different flavors: vanilla; green tea; macadamia nuts and cream. Each box of four mooncakes comprises two pieces of vanilla, one piece of green tea, and one piece of macadamia nuts and cream.

Early-bird orders at HK$278 (US$26) per box are now being taken until 13 August via Häagen-Dazs’ online shop, after which the price per box will rise to HK$378 (US$49).

Alternatively, you can check out Oreo mooncakes that are set to be the crème of the mid-autumn festive crop.





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Trainee Investment Banking Headhunter The new researcher will work along-side an experienced consultant who will mentor and guide them as they work their way to becoming a junior consultant. This guidance and training will take the form of a group training scheme and one on one training with the in house training team, directors, managers and senior consultants. The successful candidate will be: * Degree educated or degree calibre. Ideally a graduate from a top university. * Bright, enthusiastic, dynamic and energetic. * An excellent communicator with presence and gravitas. * Entrepreneurial and keen to progress their career as fast as possible. * A strong relationship builder, team orientated and target driven. * Organised and analytical to their approach their work. The firm will show a huge investment in the new employee and so only a top candidate will be taken on board. The successful candidate will be required to: * Initiate and run searches from D level upwards in top investment banks and finance houses. * Work cross border searches in partnership with the New York, Dubai and Hong Kong offices. * Source, profile, approach and meet with prospective banking candidates. * Maintain company records and keep the team up to date with expert market information * Compile market maps, organisational information and in depth company reviews of top investment banks and finance houses. * Build their own skill set to progress to become a consultant within 12 months. My client currently has 3 roles at this level, please apply now for consideration.
          Will new penalty system give Hong Kong’s notorious taxi trade a fresh start? – South China Morning Post      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
South China Morning Post“This is a knee-jerk reaction to long-standing problems,” said Hung Wing-tat, a transport policy expert at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and chairman of the Hong Kong Taxi Council. “The government has yet to show its desire and effort to reform the … …read more Source:: Hong Kong News By Google News
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          VINTAGE HEMATITE CUBOID Faceted Bead 10.5mm pkg4 cb181 by EurekaEureka      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Vintage hematite cuboid beads - wonderful and extremely rare vintage focal beads - carved natural hematite (iron oxide) stone beads that we purchased in Hong Kong in 1980. I was designing a necklace for the Smithsonian, and we had gone to Asia on one of our first buying trips to find unusually shaped natural gemstone beads to incorporate into my designs.

This bead is carved into a faceted 'cuboid' - a shape very characteristic of beads produced in the 1970's - 1980's, This is actually a form that combines the cube and octahedron shapes. We have the same shape available in a number of different materials, including rose quartz, aventurine, howlite and chalcedony. Most of these 'cuboids' have the cube and octahedron equally developed; but we also have carved hematite as cb182 in an 8mm size - this shape is actually a cube with the corners truncated by octahedral faces. These are all truly unique, and we have never seen this exact shape anywhere else or cut in any other material.

Price is for four of these amazing focal beads which we 100% guarantee to be vintage carved genuine hematite from the late 1970's. Each bead measures approximately 10.5mm from side to side and they are in very good shape for being over 25 years old - some of the surfaces may have some very light abrasions but they are still very lustrous and bright.

You will not find a bead like this at your local gem show or neighborhood bead shop!

I sold many carved hematite beads like this through the Smithsonian Institution's museum shop and mail order catalog during the 1980's and they were also featured in trunk shows at Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue during this same time period.

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          Event: Gretchen Wilkins: Unfinished Cities      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Event Date: Oct 24, 2018; Event City: Los Angeles, CA, US

Gretchen Wilkins has been practicing and teaching architecture for nearly twenty years, based in Michigan, Melbourne and Ho Chi Minh City. Her work focuses on the integration of productive industries in cities, experimenting with new formal, spatial and socioeconomic patterns of density and mobility. In particular the ‘Future Factory’ project reconsiders factory buildings for high-density sites and cooperative urban programs. She is also collaborating on the FarmHD project – design research funded by the Australia-China Council to propose architectural models for high-rise, high-volume food production in super dense cities, beginning with Hong Kong and Melbourne. The latter city’s long-celebrated livability ranking also provides a framework to both critically assess the formal and informal metrics of urban livability, as well as experiment with new models of them.

Gretchen Wilkins is Head of Architecture at Cranbrook Academy, commencing in the Fall of 2018. Prior to this she was an Associate Professor of Architecture at RMIT University, acting as Head of Design at the Vietnam campus and before that Director of the Master of Urban Design program based in Melbourne. Before arriving to Australia she taught at the University of Michigan, and has guest taught collaboratively at several universities in Europe and Asia. Her design practice includes built work, awarded competitions, international publications and funded design research. This body of work focuses on issues of density, industry and mobility in rapidly transforming cities. She earned her PhD from RMIT University and Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan.



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          HK court rejects British ex-banker's last bid to appeal murder conviction      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hong Kong's highest court on Thursday rejected the final attempt by a British former banker to force a new trial over his jailing in 2016 for the cocaine-fuelled murder of two Indonesian women he tortured and raped.

          Homecooked Meals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The mil was away for a few days with her  visiting eldest daughter and grandson from Hong Kong early this week. So I had an extra chore for the few days that she was away.

Cooking is not really my forte, though I can excel at it IF only I have a full-time helper to help me in the washing, chopping and prepping, especially the aftermath of cooking and eating. The thought of peeling and chopping garlic and onions turns me off.  And the washing of greasy pots and pans!  I know I am spoilt like that and Alycia takes after me. I never needed to cook all my life as I had my por por who was an excellent cook to dish out 3 meals for us everyday.  She even washed our dishes while we lazed around. Best por por in the world. Sadly, she did not live long enough till today to allow me the opportunity to cook for her and wash her dishes.

On Monday, I grilled chicken drumsticks for lunch;



Chicken drumsticks were marinated with organic extra virgin coconut oil, turmeric powder, coriander powder, curry powder, black pepper, salt and Lea & Perrin sauce. Fifteen minutes before the heat in the oven was turned off, palm sugar syrup (Gula Melaka) was drizzled on the drumsticks.  It was my first time grilling meat with coconut oil and thankfully, the smell of coconut oil wasn't overpowering. The 3 fussy eaters walloped all 6 drumsticks.




Finger licking good with drumsticks gnawed clean by the littlest fiery creature!




The next day, I cooked mushroom sauce to go with the grilled lamb that the hubs' chef cooked in his kitchen.  The mushroom sauce recipe was taken from Recipe Tin Eats, my favorite Japanese recipe blogger  who is an Aussie.  I tweaked the recipe by swapping canned / packaged beef broth with homecooked chicken broth.  I boiled half a pot of broth using chicken keel, carrots, onions and potatoes.





Wholesome goodness mushroom sauce!  The green onions are from my balcony garden!



The girls loved the mushroom sauce and I am SO proud to say that for the first time in our history of having grilled lamb at our house, everything was scarfed down, even the greasy lamb skin! 😆 We are not lamb or mutton fans. Not everyone can tolerate the smell of lamb or mutton. But this time, I win them over with this winning mushroom sauce! Definitely a keeper.






           Crypto currency used to pay electronically for moving boxes on MCC ship      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
300cubits, the Hong Kong-based container blockchain initiative that has been marketing its crypto currency called 'TEU' for the last year, has announced that its booking deposit module started operating on July 24 and a 20-foot container from Mitsui Chemical was carried on a containership operated by MCC Transport from Singapore heading to Keelung, Taiwan.The shipper submitted a booking deposit in TEU tokens and the carrier, owned by Maersk, responded by putting up an equal amount of TEU tokens on the same day. The shipment was loaded on schedule, reported Singapore's Splash 24/7."We welcome solutions such as the one provided by 300cubits that help reduce no show and rolling, which in our view are some of the main pain points hurting both our customers and our own operation," said MCC chief commercial officer Naresh Potty."We would like to see more shippers providing financial commitment at the booking stage. In return we will provide equal commitment to ensure these shippers that their shipments will be loaded according to their bookings."During the first two weeks of operation a total of 27 TEU have been put in 300cubits booking deposit module."The carriers' capacity withdrawal has created some space tightness that is sufficient to make the shippers worry. Our solution helps both the shippers and carriers to secure their bookings according to their existing contract rates while not adding any working capital burden on either party," 300cubits said.

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          CUBA SOCIALISTA: EL MISMO CAMINO      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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CUBA SOCIALISTA: EL MISMO CAMINO TORCIDO DE INFELICIDAD
Dr. Oscar Elías Biscet
Presidente de la Fundación Lawton de Derechos Humanos
Presidente del Proyecto Emilia
Medalla Presidencial de la Libertad
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Los cabecillas tiránicos Fidel y Raúl Castro han justificado ese empobrecimiento del país a la falta de ríos caudalosos, al fatalismo geográfico, a la pequeñez de su territorio o a su estado insular pequeño.
La búsqueda de la felicidad es una misión ineludible de la raza humana. La felicidad en sí misma, tiene límites y, al parecer, no es alcanzable por todos. Algunos la relacionan con lo físico y otros con lo espiritual. Por eso es tan objetiva como la verdad y relativa como la vida.
El clásico paradigma de austeridad, vivía en una tinaja, y del autocontrol en base al ideal de libertad fue el sabio griego Diógenes de Sinope. Sin embargo, otros estaban en la opulencia y la fama y decidieron abrazar las sendas del suicidio, como el estadounidense Ernest Hemingway y el cubano Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart. Este último residía en Cuba, bajo una tiranía en la que aún hoy, no podemos descartar el asesinato extrajudicial por motivos políticos.
En esa búsqueda de felicidad han nacido y se han forjado naciones. Incluso en nuestros días algunas de ellas se convirtieron en poderosos países en la posesión de riquezas, que son ejemplos imperecederos del intelecto humano.
Los 10 países más ricos económicamente del mundo son Irlanda, Luxemburgo, Noruega y Suiza por Europa. No obstante, la región más prodigiosa en desarrollo económico, que supera a los europeos, es la asiática. Esas naciones son Catar, Singapur, Emiratos Árabes Unidos, Kuwait y Brunei en un análisis del Banco Mundial sobre la paridad del poder de compra por habitante del 2018. En esa nómina se destacan Catar, 118 207 dólares por habitante, y Luxemburgo con $94. 920, para el 1ro y 2do lugar de la lista.
Las mayores economías del mundo por su producto interno bruto (PIB) nominal continúan siendo los Estados Unidos de América, $20 412 870 millones (MM), y China, $14 092 514 MM. Pero el gran contraste económico entre EEUU y China es su producto interno por habitante donde los estadounidenses tienen esa capacidad con $54. 370 y los chinos, $7.793; definidos por el Fondo Monetario Internacional y el Banco Mundial. También la diferencia entre ambos países es en su libertad económica, mientras EEUU está en el puesto 17, aparece China en el 110 de 180 países; análisis de Heritage Foundation y Wall Street Journal, en su índice de Libertad Económica del 2018.
Según datos del FMI, existen 4 regiones autónomas integradas a China y al Reino Unido (RU) que son poderosas zonas económicas: Hong Kong, $64 533 (PBI per cápita) y Macao, $122 489, en China, y Bermudas, $83. 659, e Islas Caimán, $53. 036, del RU.
Cuba tiene 110. 860 Km2 de territorio, que a pesar de que recibía anualmente más de 60 mil millones de dólares de la Unión Soviética y, en un período posterior, casi esa misma cifra de dinero por la Venezuela comunista, no se logró empoderar al pueblo cubano y este aún vive en la miseria, debido a una crisis económica crónica agudizada e irreversible.
Los cabecillas tiránicos Fidel y Raúl Castro han justificado ese empobrecimiento del país a la falta de ríos caudalosos, al fatalismo geográfico, a la pequeñez de su territorio o a su estado insular pequeño. Todo eso es falso. Solo es para justificar su mala gestión económica y el fracaso de su sistema socialista. En el mundo existen 46 islas países, 34 de ellas son más pequeñas que Cuba, incluso algunas con menor territorio que La Habana, 728 Km2, y son más desarrolladas que Cuba. En ese caso están Singapur, 646 Km2; Malta, 316; Bahrein, 691; San Cristobal y Nervis, 269,4 Km2. Cuba con 3. 735 Km de costa solo tenía 12 barcos mercantes en el 2008. Sin embargo, en ese mismo año, Malta posee 1.281 barcos; Bahamas, 1. 281, Singapur 1. 131, Chipre 868; San Vicente y Nervis, 582 y Taiwán con 102 barcos.
Del mismo modo, en la paridad del poder adquisitivo por habitante (capacidad de compra) de los 10 países estudiados, 9 son más pequeños que Cuba. Asimismo, las 4 regiones autónomas: Bermudas, Islas Caimán, Macao y Hong Kong. Y en la lista de los 25 países más ricos por su PBI per cápita existen 17 más diminutos que el territorio cubano.
En días recientes, la dictadura castrocomunista impuso un presidente títere al pueblo cubano. Él y su partido comunista engañan al cubano con un futuro de bienestar donde la prosperidad económica y democrática sean baluartes inconmovibles de la nación. Sus súbditos impulsan la nueva idea de convertir la isla cubana en el Singapur del Caribe.
La Gaceta Oficial No. 35 Extraordinaria de 10 de Julio de 2018 publicó los Decreto-Leyes del Consejo de Estado, cuatro de Raúl Castro y uno de Díaz-Canel. Son: Decreto-Ley No. 353; Decreto-Ley No. 354; Decreto-Ley No. 355; Decreto-Ley No. 356; y Decreto-Ley No. 357/2018. Todos ejercen control totalitario sobre la economía y la libertad del pueblo cubano. Ejemplifico: El cubano no puede tener varias propiedades de negocios y sí los extranjeros. Mientras Melia-Cohíba posee varios hoteles, el cubano debe tener una única posesión: su casa de residencia utilizada para alquiler.
Singapur es el país de más libertad económica del mundo y segundo después de la región de Hong Kong, datos del índice de Libertad Económica, 2018. Es una de las economías más prósperas del mundo, 3ro per cápita. Este paraíso económico es debido a baja presión fiscal y reducción del tamaño del Estado; asociado a una educación de primera, seguridad jurídica, tasa de desempleo muy reducida y tolerancia cero contra la corrupción.
Para Cuba libre deseamos el milagro económico de Singapur, pero adjunta a la implementación de las libertades básicas: libertad de expresión, de palabra, de religión, de reunión, de asociación y prensa; para deambular en las riquezas de la felicidad.
https://www.diariolasamericas.com/opinion/cuba-socialista-el-mismo-camino-torcido-infelicidad-n4158956 










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CK Asset Holdings, the property conglomerate chaired by Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, has won the tender for Hong Kong’s most expensive railway development, paying an estimated HK$37.65 billion (US$4.79 billion) for the Wong Chuk Hang site. CK Asset, which Li took over from his father formally in May, ... Reported by S.China Morning Post 3 hours ago.
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JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

LUKE 21:28-29
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

JOEL 2:3,30
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

EZEKIEL 20:47
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

ZEPHANIAH 1:18
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

MALACHI 4:1
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

Top Middle East intel official says Mossad behind killing of Syrian rocket chief-New York Times quotes senior figure from intelligence agency in the region; Israeli cabinet minister refuses to comment on report but says it's a 'good thing' Aziz Azbar is dead-By TOI staff and Agencies-AUG 8,18

A senior official from a Middle East intelligence agency has pointed the finger at Israel’s Mossad for the killing of  a top Syrian chemical weapons and rocket scientist over the weekend, The New York Times reported Tuesday, reinforcing accusations from Syria.Aziz Azbar was killed when his car exploded in the northern city of Masyaf late Saturday night. The unnamed official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the paper  that Israel was behind the attack and said his own intelligence agency had been informed of the Israeli operation.A senior Israeli government official declined to comment on the report Tuesday, but noted it was “a good thing” that Azbar was dead.A pro-government Syrian paper on Sunday had accused the Mossad of being behind the hit. Azbar’s driver was also killed in the blast.According to the report, Israel believed that Azbar was leading a classified weapons development program called Sector 4 at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center, and was busy re-building an underground weapons factory to replace the one said destroyed by Israel last year.Azbar was working alongside Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite al-Quds Force and enjoyed high-level access to both the Syrian and Iranian governments, the New York Times said.Azbar and his team were working to begin mass-producing precision-guided missiles by retrofitting SM600 Tishreen rockets. They were also working on a solid-fuel plant for missiles and rockets, a safer alternative to liquid fuel, the report said. The Tishreen is a Syrian version of the Iranian Fateh-110, a missile with a range of 200 kilomenters (125 miles.) On Sunday the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the Syria war through local contacts, also reported Azbar’s death. It said he specialized in developing rocket systems at the center’s Masyaf facility in Hama.Israel’s Hadashot TV news said Sunday night he was in charge of a project improving the range and accuracy of the regime’s Scud missiles. Reports have also indicated an Iranian missile operation at the site.The intelligence official also told The New York Times that Azbar had for years been active in the Assad regime’s chemical-weapons production program and was also involved in coordinating Iranian and Hezbollah activities in Syria.The Scientific Research and Studies Center in Masyaf, also known by its French acronym CERS, has long been associated with chemical weapons production, and was the target of a number of airstrikes attributed to Israel. An alleged Israeli strike on the site in April reportedly killed a number of Iranian soldiers.The official quoted in The New York Times Tuesday said that Israel had been tracking Azbar for years, and had wanted to assassinate him over his prominent role in Syria’s weapons program even before the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011. He said it was the fourth time in three years the Mossad has assassinated an enemy weapons engineer in a foreign country.Israel has been blamed for the killing of several scientists in recent years, including two Hamas engineers in the last 18 months.A Hamas rocket scientist was shot dead by gunmen in Malaysia in April and a drone engineer was killed in Tunisia in December 2016. Hamas blamed the Mossad for both deaths.Israel does not usually comment on reports of its alleged military operations in Syria but has repeatedly warned it would work to keep advanced weapons out of Hezbollah terrorists’ hands and has vowed to stop Iran establishing a military presence in the country.On Tuesday, Gilad Erdan who heads the Public Security and Strategic Affairs ministries declined to comment on Israel’s involvement in Azbar’s killing, but said it was “a good thing” that he was dead.“We obviously do not comment on these kinds of reports — neither confirming nor denying them — but we can talk about the man himself, who was responsible for putting high quality weapons in the hands of some bad people, and so we can say that the fact he is no longer with us is a good thing,” he told Israel Radio when asked about the New York Times report.Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Sunday sought to downplay the possibility of Israeli involvement.“Every day in the Middle East there are hundreds of explosions and settling of scores. Every time they try to place the blame on us. So we won’t take this too seriously,” he told Hadashot News.An insurgent group calling itself the Abu Amara Brigades claimed responsibility for the operation. The group has previously claimed attacks targeting officials and militia commanders inside government territory.In April 2017, the Trump administration placed sanctions on hundreds of CERS employees following a chemical attack on the Syrian rebel-held city of Khan Sheikhoun that killed dozens of civilians, including children.Another CERS facility near Damascus was bombed by US, British and French forces in April after another chemical attack.The Syrian regime has been accused of dozens of gas attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians during the war, even after it said it was giving up its stockpile.

Israeli minister says ‘good chance’ Iran will renegotiate nuclear deal-Gilad Erdan slams 'morally bankrupt' EU for trying to salvage accord; Israeli intelligence community said optimistic that new sanctions will force major change in Tehran-By TOI staff-AUG 8,18

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan on Tuesday praised the US for reimposing tough sanctions on Iran that brought back into effect the harsh penalties lifted under the Iran nuclear deal.“It would be better if the Iranian regime would disappear entirely from this world, but it would also be a blessing to see Obama’s bad nuclear agreement replaced with a better one,” he told Israel Radio. US President Donald Trump abandoned the deal in May.“In my opinion, there is a good chance of that,” said Erdan, who also heads the Strategic Affairs Ministry. “We can already see positive results from what Trump did.”Erdan criticized the European Union for trying to salvage the deal by ensuring that economic benefits guaranteed under the 2015 accord continue to flow to the country.“The EU is morally bankrupt, and we need to remember that next time they try to lecture us,” Erdan said. The EU, along with China, Russia, France, Germany and the UK, was also a signatory to the deal and has not withdrawn.In Israel, the reimposition of US sanctions was lauded as a historic turning point that could ultimately lead to the Islamic Republic’s downfall.On Tuesday, Israel Radio quoted an unnamed senior official who said the Israeli intelligence community was optimistic the sanctions would lead to major changes in Iran and force Tehran to renegotiate the deal.“We would like to see a change in policy, but there is no way of knowing how long that will take,” the official said.“The only hammer available right now is economic, and using that, there is a good change Iran will fall to its knees,” he said. “Right now Iran is weak and hysterical.”The new sanctions on Iran took effect just after midnight in Washington on Tuesday as part of Trump’s withdrawal from the international accord designed to limit Iran’s nuclear program.Trump signed an executive order restoring the penalties on Monday, which he said would put “maximum economic pressure” on the country. The sanctions affect financial transactions that involve US dollars, Iran’s automotive sector, the purchase of commercial planes and metals including gold.A second batch of US sanctions targeting Iran’s oil sector and central bank are to be reimposed in early November.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Trump for ratcheting up pressure on the Islamic Republic, and called on European nations to follow his lead.“It symbolizes the determination to curb Iran’s regional aggression and its ongoing plans to arm itself with nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said in a video released Monday.On Monday, the European Union’s diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said the bloc, as well as Britain, France and Germany, deeply regretted Washington’s move.“We are determined to protect European economic operators engaged in legitimate business with Iran,” she said in a statement.Many large European firms are leaving Iran for fear of US penalties, and Trump warned of “severe consequences” against firms and individuals that continued to do business with Iran.The impact of the return of sanctions has ramped up tensions inside Iran, which has seen days of protests and strikes in multiple towns and cities over water shortages, high prices and wider anger at the political system.Severe reporting restrictions have made it impossible to verify the swirl of claims coming through social media.Agencies contributed to this report.

Fresh US sanctions on Iran kick in as clock hits midnight-Reimposition of economic restrictions as part of Trump's withdrawal from nuclear deal met with cheers in Jerusalem, jeers in Tehran and Europe-By TOI staff-AUG 8,18

New US sanctions on Iran took effect just after midnight in Washington on Tuesday as part of President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the international accord meant to limit the Iranian nuclear program.On Monday, Trump signed an executive order restoring sanctions on Iran, which he said would would put “maximum economic pressure” on the country. He also held out hope for new negotiations between Iran and the United States that would result in another, more wide-ranging, accord.The new sanctions target Iran’s automotive sector and trade in gold and precious metals. They come ahead of even more biting sanctions set to be introduced on November 5 against the country’s energy and banking sectors.While cheered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior Israeli officials, the reimposition of US sanctions was bemoaned by the nuclear deal’s European signatories and the EU, who defended the accord and vowed to protect European firms from US economic penalties.In a White House statement announcing the sanctions, Trump repeated his criticisms of the deal, and argued that Iran’s behavior since the pact was implemented has vindicated his long-held position.“The JCPOA, a horrible, one-sided deal, failed to achieve the fundamental objective of blocking all paths to an Iranian nuclear bomb, and it threw a lifeline of cash to a murderous dictatorship that has continued to spread bloodshed, violence, and chaos,” Trump said.“Since the deal was reached, Iran’s aggression has only increased. The regime has used the windfall of newly accessible funds it received under the JCPOA to build nuclear-capable missiles, fund terrorism, and fuel conflict across the Middle East and beyond.”Following Trump’s announced US departure from the deal in May, the White House has, through 17 rounds, sanctioned 38 Iran-related targets.The objective, the administration has indicated, is to change Iranian behavior.“Reimposition of nuclear-related sanctions through today’s actions further intensifies pressure on Tehran to change its conduct,” Trump said Monday.In May, Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal forged under the Obama administration and with five other world powers, a move that set in motion a renewal of sanctions against Iran that had been removed once the landmark accord was implemented in January 2016.In Israel, the reimposition of US sanctions was lauded as a historic turning point that could ultimately lead to the Islamic Republic’s downfall, with senior officials calling on other countries to follow suit.“It symbolizes the determination to curb Iran’s regional aggression and its ongoing plans to arm itself with nuclear weapons,” said Netanyahu in a video released Monday, moments after Trump signed new sanctions into law.Jerusalem’s warm embrace of the US sanctions in Iran stood in stark contrast to the European Union, which said it would move to protect countries that remain in Iran.“We deeply regret the re-imposition of sanctions by the US, due to the latter’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),” the union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, and the foreign ministers of the UK, France and Germany said in a joint statement, using the nuclear deal’s technical name.“The JCPOA is working and delivering on its goal, namely to ensure that the Iranian program remains exclusively peaceful,” the statement went on. “It is a key element of the global nuclear non-proliferation architecture, crucial for the security of Europe, the region, and the entire world.”The European Commission vowed to oppose the new US sanctions regime, updating its so-called Blocking Statute that is aimed at “sustaining trade and economic relations between the EU and Iran.”In Tehran, President Hassan Rouhani rejected Trump’s call for renewed negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program, saying it was a statement intended only for American audiences and to foment chaos in Iran.In a televised interview, he said “Negotiations with sanctions doesn’t make sense. They are imposing sanctions on Iranian children, patients and the nation.” He was referring to fears that essential supplies such as medicines would be affected when sanctions return.He said Iran had “always welcomed negotiations,” but that Washington would first have to demonstrate it can be trusted.“If you’re an enemy and you stab the other person with a knife and then you say you want negotiations, then the first thing you have to do is remove the knife.”“How do they show they are trustworthy? By returning to the JCPOA,” he said, using the technical name for the 2015 nuclear deal.Rouhani fell back on the rhetoric of many of his predecessors by referencing the 1953 CIA-backed coup that overthrew Iran’s elected prime minister and cemented the shah’s rule.“I have no pre-conditions” for negotiating with America “if the US government is ready to negotiate about paying compensation to the Iranian nation from 1953 until now,” Rouhani said. “The US owes the Iranian nation for its intervention in Iran.Two weeks ago, Trump indicated that he was willing to meet with Iran’s leaders at any time and without any preconditions.“I would certainly meet with Iran if they’re ready to meet,” Trump said during a White House press conference, adding that he was willing to do so with “no preconditions.”The week before, Trump tweeted at Rouhani that Iran would “suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before,” in a dramatic all-caps tweet.To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018-His tweet was ostensibly a response to a speech Rouhani gave the night before in which he threatened that the United States would experience the “mother of all wars” if it entered into an armed confrontation with Iran.Agencies contributed to this report.

2 officers dismissed from elite army unit after training accidents-After 2 Maglan soldiers injured in separate incidents, IDF says it is 'unacceptable and unprofessional to unnecessarily endanger' troops during training-By TOI staff-AUG 8,18

The Israel Defense Forces announced on Monday the dismissal of two officers from an elite commando unit following a pair of recent training accidents in which soldiers were injured.Additionally, the commander of the platoon in which the officers served was reprimanded, the IDF said in a statement summarizing the investigation into the incidents led by Brig. Gen. Yaron Finkelman, head of the 98th Paratroopers Division.In one of the instances, a soldier from the Maglan unit was seriously injured during a training exercise while jumping from a moving vehicle into a thorn bush, according to the army.The soldier’s commander, who the army named only as First Lieutenant Y., was removed as a result of the incident. Finkelman also ordered a halt to all training exercises in the Commando Brigade until the investigation’s recommendations are implemented and the unit’s training files are reviewed.“The division commander determined this action was improper, unprofessional, immoral, dangerous and unnecessary,” the IDF said.In the second incident a soldier was moderately wounded during Krav Maga exercises but did not receive medical treatment immediately after. The army said the injury occurred during a Krav Maga demonstration in which protective equipment was not used.The IDF said the soldier’s commander, First Lieutenant G., was removed for “acting erroneously during the [Krav Maga] training and acted negligently by not sending the soldier for treatment.”Krav Maga exercises have been put on hold in the Commando Brigade until commanders and instructors undergo a “refresher” of the training commands, the army said. New mechanisms for oversight and approval of Krav Maga training in the brigade will also be introduced, the IDF added.The army said the findings of the investigation would be given to the Military Advocate General to decide whether to open a Military Police investigation. It also said commanders were in touch with the families of the injured soldiers.“The IDF takes risks in the face of the enemy as required to fulfill its operational duties,” the army said. “It is unacceptable and unprofessional to unnecessarily endanger soldiers during training and routine activities.”Parents of soldiers in the unit claimed to the Ynet news site earlier this week that routine training for the soldiers regularly crossed the threshold into violence. They also complained of the secrecy surrounding the activities of the unit, and said they relied on the officers and commanders to keep their children safe.Maglan is a special elite unit that operates behind enemy lines. The unit’s 18 months of training is among the most strenuous in the IDF.

EARTH DESTROYED WITH THE EARTH IN NOAHS DAY(BECAUSE OF SIN,VIOLENCE AND GODLESS PEOPLE)

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

HOSEA 4:1-3
1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

DEUTORONOMY 28:22-24
22  The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
23  And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
24  The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

STORMS HURRICANES-TORNADOES

LUKE 21:25-26
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)

THE FIRST JUDGEMENT OF THE EARTH STARTED WITH WATER-IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THE LAST GENERATION WILL BE HAVING FLOODING
GENESIS 7:6-12
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
GOD PROMISED BY A RAINBOW-THE EARTH WOULD NEVER BE DESTROYED TOTALLY WITH A FLOOD AGAIN.BUT FLOODIING IS A SIGN OF JUDGEMENT.

FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS

REVELATION 8:7
7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

Firefighters battling 122 active forest fires across northern Ontario-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-August 8, 2018

TORONTO — There was little rest for firefighters in northern Ontario during the long weekend as they continued battling flames on numerous fire lines.The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources says there were 122 active fires as of Monday night, including 78 in the northwest region and 44 in the northeast.Eighteen fires in the northeast and seven in the northwest were classified as out of control.The largest fire in the northeast, "Parry Sound 33," covers about 113 square kilometres and remains out of control. Officials say "extremely dry fuel conditions remain" despite the area receiving about 10 millimetres of rain on Monday.An evacuation order for residents of several communities in the French River area remain in effect and numerous travel restrictions remain in force.Another large fire dubbed "North Bay 72" about 30 kilometres west of Temiskaming Shores remains out of control. That blaze began on July 8 and was being held at about 272 square kilometres.The ministry says there have been 918 forest fires so far this year compared to 354 in 2017.The Canadian Press.

Health care workers ask Tories to stop repeal of sex-ed curriculum-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-August 8, 2018

TORONTO — Nearly 1,800 health-care workers from across the province are asking the Tory government to stop plans to repeal and replace Ontario's modernized sex-ed curriculum.The group of doctors, nurses and social workers signed a petition that was delivered to the provincial legislature today by NDP Leader Andrea Horwath.Premier Doug Ford had long promised to scrap the sex-ed curriculum updated by his Liberal predecessors, and has said the government will engage in a province-wide consultation to create a new lesson plan.The government has said teachers will use a 1998 version of the curriculum this fall as those consultations are underway.The group of health-care workers who signed the petition says repealing the curriculum will put children's safety and mental health at risk by providing them with outdated information.In addition to individual workers, groups including the Registered Nurses of Ontario, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Ontario Association of Social Workers have signed the petition.The Canadian Press.

Largest wildfire in California history to burn for rest of August-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-By Dan Whitcomb-August 8, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California's biggest wildfire on record was expected to burn for the rest of the month, fire officials said on Tuesday, as hot and windy conditions challenged thousands of fire crews battling eight major blazes burning out of control across the state.The Mendocino Complex grew to span 290,692 acres (117,639 hectares) by Tuesday morning, with barely a third of it contained since two wildfires merged at the southern tip of the Mendocino National Forest, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said.It is the largest of eight major fires burning out of control across California, prompting U.S. President Donald Trump to declare a "major disaster" in the state.The size of the fire has surpassed that of last year's Thomas Fire, which burned 281,893 acres in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties and destroyed more than 1,000 structures.Nearly half of the ten largest California wildfires on record occurred in the last decade.The Mendocino Complex has burnt 75 homes and forced the evacuation of thousands of people. Fire officials had hoped to extinguish the fire by mid-August, but pushed that date to early September on Tuesday.Temperatures could reach 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 Celsius) in Northern California over the next few days, with gusty winds fanning the flames of the complex, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.The 3,900 personnel battling the Mendocino Complex on Monday were focusing on keeping flames from breaking through fire lines on a ridge above the foothill communities of Nice, Lucerne, Glen Haven, and Clearlake Oaks, said Tricia Austin, a spokeswoman for Cal Fire.Elsewhere in California, evacuations were ordered for cabins in Cleveland National Forest's canyons in Orange County on Monday afternoon, after a blaze broke out to quickly engulf 700 acres (283 hectares).The Carr Fire, which has torched 167,000 acres in the scenic Shasta-Trinity region north of Sacramento since breaking out on July 23, was 47 percent contained.The Carr Fire has been blamed for seven deaths, including that of a 21-year-old Pacific Gas and Electric Company lineman Jay Ayeta. The company said on Sunday he was killed in a vehicle crash as he worked with crews in dangerous terrain."California wildfires are being magnified and made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren't allowing massive amount of readily available water to be properly utilized," Trump wrote on Twitter, without providing supporting evidence.A Cal Fire spokesman declined to comment on Trump's claims but said crews did not lack water to fight the flames.Environmental activists and some politicians say the intensity of the state's wildfire season could be linked in part to climate change.(Additional reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky and Bernadette Baum)

WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)

EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18

WORLD TERRORISM

OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

GENESIS 16:11-12
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)

ISAIAH 14:12-14
12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14  I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)

JOHN 16:2
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)

Amnesty International calls for united front against Saudi Arabia-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-August 8, 2018

MONTREAL — Amnesty International says the global community should form a united front with Canada and speak out to protect two recently arrested women, including the sister of jailed blogger Raif Badawi.Genevieve Paul, the director of Amnesty's francophone branch, points out that pressure is put on the Saudi government when news of such arrests becomes public."I don't think it will worsen the situation because very often when we make evident unjust imprisonments, like the case of Samar Badawi, that increases their protection and increases pressure on the government," she said in an interview Monday.Amnesty International has said Badawi's sister was recently detained along with Nassima al-Sada, another prominent female activist.Paul pointed to the case of Raif Badawi as an example of how putting international pressure on the Saudis can have an impact."He was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison, he received 50 lashes in 2015 and he could receive others, but he hasn't," she said."We do believe that this is because of continuous pressure and visibility on Raif's case so we're really hoping that more states speak out on Samar Badawi and all other activists."Paul stressed the situation is worse when the government does what it wants in secret and is not singled out for alleged human rights violations. "Clearly the aggressive reaction of the Saudi government shows that it's been disturbed," she added.Saudi Arabia said Sunday it was ordering Canada's ambassador to leave the country and freezing all new trade and investment transactions with Canada in a spat over human rights.The Islamic Kingdom made the decision in retaliation to a Global Affairs Canada's tweet that expressed concerns about the arrests of civil society and women's rights activists in the country, such as Samar Badawi.Paul said the Saudi government knows there are serious human rights violations in the country."It shows the real colours of the regime, and the international community should toughen its tone against the Saudi government," she said.The Amnesty spokeswoman noted a ban on women drivers was lifted in June, but that a number of activists who campaigned for the right to drive were arrested and face up to 20 years in prison."That's proof there's double talk, it's proof that there is no real reform in the country," she said. "On the contrary, the repression has intensified." She reiterated that Ottawa should suspend the sale of armoured vehicles to the Saudis, claiming that Amnesty still has strong reasons to believe they are being used in Yemen to commit serious human rights violations."We've been saying that without a serious human rights evaluation, we should not be transferring any military aid, any arms to Saudi Arabia," Paul said.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Monday the Canadian government will continue to raise its voice and defend human rights."We will always speak up for human rights, we will always speak up for women's rights around the world," she told reporters in Vancouver. "The most important thing for us is the life and the living conditions of activists."Ensaf Haidar, Raif Badawi's wife, who lives in Quebec with her three children, said Monday she was surprised when she heard about the two new arrests.Haidar and her children became Canadian citizens on Canada Day.Freeland also said Haidar and her family merit special attention from the government of Canada, adding, "a lot of Canadian civil society has been speaking up for her.""It's something that we do," Freeland said. "We stand up for Canadians and their families around the world."Peter Rakobowchuk , The Canadian Press.

For God or party? China's Christians face test of faith-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-August 8, 2018

NANYANG, China — The 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true — a brick house with a sunny courtyard and spacious hall with room for 200 believers.But in March, about a dozen police officers and local officials suddenly showed up at the church on his property and made the frightened congregants disperse. They ordered that the cross, a painting of the Last Supper and Bible verse calligraphy be taken down. And they demanded that all services stop until each person, along with the church itself, was registered with the government, said the shopkeeper, Guo.Without warning, Guo and his neighbours in China's Christian heartland province of Henan had found themselves on the front lines of an ambitious new effort by the officially atheist ruling Communist Party to dictate — and in some cases displace — the practice of faith in the country."I've always prayed for our country's leaders, for our country to get stronger," said Guo, who gave only his last name out of fear of government retribution. "They were never this severe before, not since I started going to church in the 80's. Why are they telling us to stop now?"Under President Xi Jinping, China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, believers are seeing their freedoms shrink dramatically even as the country undergoes a religious revival. Experts and activists say that as he consolidates his power, Xi is waging the most severe systematic suppression of Christianity in the country since religious freedom was written into the Chinese constitution in 1982.The crackdown on Christianity is part of a broader push by Xi to "Sinicize" all the nation's religions by infusing them with "Chinese characteristics" such as loyalty to the Communist Party. Islamic crescents and domes have been stripped from mosques, and a campaign launched to "re-educate" tens of thousands of Uighur Muslims. Tibetan children have been moved from Buddhist temples to schools and banned from religious activities during their summer holidays, state-run media report.This spring, a five-year plan to "Sinicize" Christianity in particular was introduced, along with new rules on religious affairs. Over the last several months, local governments across the country have shut down hundreds of private Christian "house churches." A statement last week from 47 in Beijing alone said they had faced "unprecedented" harassment since February.Authorities have also seized Bibles, while major e-commerce retailers JD.com and Taobao pulled them off their sites. Children and party members are banned from churches in some areas, and at least one township has encouraged Christians to replace posters of Jesus with portraits of Xi. Some Christians have resorted to holding services in secret.A dozen Chinese Protestants interviewed by the Associated Press described gatherings that were raided, interrogations and surveillance, and one pastor said hundreds of his congregants were questioned individually about their faith. Like Guo, the majority requested that their names be partly or fully withheld because they feared punishment from authorities. After reporters visited Henan in June, some interviewees said they were contacted by police or local officials who urged them not to discuss any new measures around Christianity.The party has long been wary of Christianity because of its affiliation with Western political values. Several Chinese human rights lawyers jailed for their work, including Jiang Tianyong and Li Heping, are outspoken Christians. So too are many Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, not least among them 2014 protest leader Joshua Wong."Chinese leaders have always been suspicious of the political challenge or threat that Christianity poses to the Communist regime," said Xi Lian, a scholar of Christianity in China at Duke University. "Under Xi, this fear of Western infiltration has intensified and gained a prominence that we haven't seen for a long time."___Guo, who keeps a small storefront selling ornate doors in a riverside district, once had eyesight so poor that he could not distinguish the sky from the earth. But after finding God at 27 years old, he made a seemingly miraculous recovery that he attributes to his faith.For decades, he, like many Christians in China, shuttled from one unregistered house church to another, where folding chairs served as pews and coffee tables as lecterns. Two years ago, he and 10 other Christians pooled their money to erect a permanent church on his property.They are part of what experts describe as a spiritual awakening in China.The number of Chinese believers of all faiths has doubled in two decades to an estimated 200 million, by official count, as the hold of the Communist party has weakened. Among them are an estimated 67 million Christians, including Catholics — a number that is expected to swell to become the world's largest Christian population in a matter of decades. This rapid growth has reinvigorated the party's longtime mission to domesticate a religion traditionally aligned with the West.Historians believe that Christianity was known to China as early as the seventh century, and was later propagated by Jesuit missionaries starting in the 1500s. In recent decades the religion has faced by turns heavy persecution and tacit acceptance.During the Cultural Revolution, when Mao sought to eradicate all religions, Christians were jailed, tortured and publicly humiliated. But they survived by operating covertly and grew steadily in number after Mao's death in 1976, when a populace disillusioned with the Communist Party began to seek moral guidance elsewhere.Chinese Christians say the Bible gives them a sense of right versus wrong and the strength to endure in a country where power often trumps justice. While China's rapid growth has brought prosperity to many, others despair at what they see as a deterioration of public morals. The deaths of children in scandals involving tainted infant formula and shoddily-built schools in recent years have led to the sense that modern China was in the midst of an ethical crisis."After the 'collapse' of communist ideology, no value system has been in place to fill the spiritual vacuum," said writer Zhang Lijia. "China has witnessed a religious revival in recent decades precisely because of this vacuum and relaxed control."Officials once largely tolerated the unregistered Protestant house churches that sprang up independent of the official Christian Council, clamping down on some while allowing others to grow. But this year they have taken a tougher approach that relies partly on "thought reform" — a phrase for political indoctrination. Last November, Christian residents of a rural township in southeast Jiangxi province were persuaded to replace posters of the cross and Jesus Christ inside their homes with portraits of Xi, a local official said."Through our thought reform, they've voluntarily done it," Qi Yan, a member of the township party committee, told the AP by phone. "The move is aimed at Christian families in poverty, and we educated them to believe in science and not in superstition, making them believe in the party."The poster campaign appears to symbolize what analysts see as the underlying force driving the change in the party's approach to religion: the ascendance of Xi."Xi is a closet Maoist — he is very anxious about thought control," said Willy Lam, a Chinese politics expert at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. "He definitely does not want people to be faithful members of the church, because then people would profess their allegiance to the church rather than to the party, or more exactly, to Xi himself."Various state and local officials declined repeated requests to comment. But in 2016, Xi explicitly warned against the perceived foreign threats tied to faith, telling a religion conference: "We must resolutely guard against overseas infiltrations via religious means." And in April, the religious affairs department published an article saying that churches must endorse the party's leadership as part of "Sinicization.""Only Sinicized churches can obtain God's love," the article stated.The government is even cracking down on Christians more aggressively through legal means. In March, a prominent Chinese house church leader with US permanent residency was sentenced to seven years in prison after he built Christian schools in Myanmar. And half a dozen Christians were sentenced last month to up to 13 years in jail for involvement in a "cult," according to U.S.-based Christian non-profit ChinaAid.The pressure has pushed several dozen pastors and their families to flee to the United States in recent years, ChinaAid says. The wife of one pastor under house arrest left for Midland, Texas about a year ago, after authorities warned that their children might have trouble getting an education in China. She said members of their church in China were barred from being baptized, and even a simple Christmas service was interrupted."The government says that we have religious freedom, but really there is no freedom at all," said the pastor's wife, who asked to remain anonymous for her husband's safety. "Many of our Christian brothers and sisters are upset and fearful."Those who resist pay the price.After Jin Mingri, a prominent pastor who leads Zion Church in Beijing, refused local authorities' request to install surveillance cameras inside his house church, police individually questioned hundreds of members of the 1,500-person congregation, he said. The congregants faced veiled threats, Jin said, and many were asked to sign a pledge promising to leave Zion, which the government agents called illegal, politically incorrect and a cult. Some people lost their jobs or were evicted from rented apartments because police intimidated their bosses and landlords.For 11 years, the church has been housed on one floor of an office building, but the property management informed Jin in May that they would have to move out at the end of the summer. Jin said the management admitted to being influenced by external "pressures.""A lot of our flock are terrified by the pressure that the government is putting on them," he said. "It's painful to think that in our own country's capital, we must pay so dearly just to practice our faith."__At the epicenter of the drive to control the Christian community in China is Henan, the cradle of Chinese civilization and the entry point for many of the earliest foreign missionaries. Today, the province is one of the most populous in the country and a key part of Xi's fight against poverty, as proclaimed by red banners across acres of peanut farms and oil fields.Around the time authorities ordered Guo's church to stop congregating in March, his district announced a crackdown on private Christian meeting spots. On a single Sunday morning, the announcement said, 700 religious banners were removed, 200 religious texts seized and 31 illegal Christian gathering places shut down. Officials went door-to-door stripping decorative scrolls bearing the cross from home entrances.In Zhengzhou, Henan's capital, all that is left of one house church is shattered glass, tangled wires and torn hymnbooks, strewn among the rubble of a knocked-down wall. Pegged to another wall is a single wooden cross, still intact.The church inside a commercial building had served about 100 believers for years. But in late January, nearly 60 officials from the local religion department and police station appeared without warning. Armed with electric saws, they demolished the church, confiscated Bibles and computers and held a handful of young worshippers — including a 14-year-old girl — at a police station for more than 10 hours, according to a church leader.The authorities called the church illegal. The church leader said they had brought documentation to the religion department three or four times in an attempt to formally register it, but never received a response. Now, they have ceased to congregate.The church leader prays that the government will change its mind."We support President Xi," he said. "All we ask for is a space for our faith."That space for Xu Shijuan, a 63-year-old Seventh-Day Adventist, was her living room, where she held house church gatherings for four years. She stopped in March, after a group of men led by a local official ordered her to disband the meeting of about two dozen elderly Christians."If you don't heed our orders, the next group to come will be law enforcement," he said, according to Xu. "They will use force to disband you."Xu readily complied. "The people have dispersed, but our faith has not," she told the AP at her home in Zhengzhou. "God's path cannot be blocked. The more you try to control it, the more it will grow."Even Protestant churches already registered with the state have not been spared greater restrictions. When reporters visited five such churches in Henan this June, all bore notices at their entrances stating that minors and party members were not allowed inside. A banner above one church door exhorted members to "implement the basic direction of the party's religious work." Another church erected a Chinese flag at the foot of its steps.Some congregations now sing the national anthem during services, according to a house church pastor named Liu. Another pastor said his government-approved church shut down its Sunday school and cancelled all activities for children after receiving orders in February.Across Henan, house churches that once hosted gatherings of hundreds have now sealed their doors and split into groups of no more than a handful. Services are announced last-minute and held in different locations each week, often under the cloak of darkness.For a time, Guo's church did the same. They avoided congregating on Sundays to escape authorities' notice.But the church members were scared, and the group dwindled to 30. Authorities appealed to Guo to help gather information on his fellow Christians. He was given a form, reviewed by the AP, which asked for churchgoers' names, educational background and addresses, as well as the length of time they had been faithful and whether they were baptized.The brick house was largely deserted this summer. Around the door frame, tattered red outlines remained of a scroll that once read "God's love is as deep as the sea."Inside, Guo has refused to remove the cross and other decorations, telling authorities they are within his private property.Among them, pinned to a wall in the nave, is a bright blue poster that quotes China's constitutional promise of religious freedom.__AP writer Brian Skoloff contributed to this report from Midland, Texas.__Follow Yanan Wang on Twitter at https://twitter.com/yananw.Yanan Wang, The Associated Press.

Russia warns of 'horrible' conflict if Georgia joins NATO-[Associated Press]-YAHOONEWS-VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV-August 8, 2018

MOSCOW (AP) — An attempt by NATO to incorporate the former Soviet republic of Georgia could trigger a new, "horrible" conflict, Russia's prime minister said Tuesday in a stern warning to the West marking 10 years since the Russia-Georgia war.Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with the Kommersant daily broadcast by Russian state television that NATO's plans to eventually offer membership to Georgia are "absolutely irresponsible" and a "threat to peace."Medvedev was Russia's president during the August 2008 war, which erupted when Georgian troops tried unsuccessfully to regain control over the Moscow-backed breakaway province of South Ossetia and Russia sent troops that routed the Georgian military in five days of fighting.The Russian army was poised to advance on the Georgian capital, but Medvedev rolled it back, accepting a truce mediated by the European Union.After the war, Georgia entirely lost control of both South Ossetia and another separatist region, Abkhazia. Russia has strengthened its military presence in both regions and recognized them as independent states, but only a few countries have followed suit.The European Union on Tuesday reiterated its "firm support to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders" and lamented the Russian military presence in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.In a show of support for Georgia, foreign ministers of Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, and a Cabinet member from Ukraine, visited Tbilisi Tuesday, urging Russia to withdraw its troops from Abkhazia and South Ossetia. "Nowadays no country can change the borders of another country by force," said Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz.Russian-Georgian relations have improved since the war, but the issue of the breakaway regions remains, preventing the full normalization of ties.Medvedev warned that NATO's attempt to embrace Georgia could have catastrophic consequences."There is an unresolved territorial conflict ... and would they bring such a country into the military alliance?" he said. "Do they understand the possible implications? It could provoke a horrible conflict."Medvedev pointed to Moscow's recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia and the Russian military bases there, saying that any attempt to change the status quo could lead to "extremely grave consequences." ''I hope that NATO's leadership will be smart enough not to take any steps in that direction," he said.The Russian prime minister described NATO's eastward expansion as a major security threat to Russia."Whatever our colleagues from the alliance may say, NATO countries see Russia as a potential enemy," he said. "We can't help getting worried when the circle around our country keeps narrowing as more and more countries join NATO. NATO's expansion clearly poses a threat to the Russian Federation."

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If yesterday global stocks largely ignored Wednesday's slump in Chinese stocks, today they are doing the mirror image, barely responding as the Shanghai Composite rebounds strongly from near 2018 lows. European shares slid while U.S. index futures were mostly flat following a positive session in Asia that saw Chinese equities shrug off the latest tariff escalation between DC and Beijing. European stock markets struggled on Thursday with trade war worries, Russia’s ruble tumbled after the United States imposed fresh sanctions on the country and Turkey’s lira dropped to a new low.

Energy majors led the drop in Europe's Stoxx 600 Index following yesterday's sharp drop in crude. European equities traded lower (Eurostoxx 50 -0.1%) with heavier underperformance in the FTSE 100 following a plethora of large cap ex-dividends, as well as the abovementioned weakness in energy names. Consumer discretionary outperforms on the back of Adidas (+8.2%) lifting the sector and supporting the DAX 30 (Unch) amid earnings.

Chinese and Hong Kong stocks pushed firmer earlier, while Japanese shares dropped. China's Shanghai Composite surged 1.8%, reversing yesterday's losses, led by technology stocks after the government set up a group led by Premier Li Keqiang to develop the sector. The news that China set up the government-sanctioned body has encouraged investors to buy tech-related shares, said Dai Ming, Shanghai- based fund manager with Hengsheng Asset Management; investors eager to bet on a rebound after earlier corrections are quite sensitive to such news.  The ChiNext Index of small-cap and technology closes 3.4% higher for best day since June 29, while six of the top gainers on MSCI China Index are tech stocks; Kingdee International +11%, ZTE Corp. H shares +8.7%, Hangzhou Hikvision +10%

Helping boost local sentiment, China’s factory inflation held up in July even as commodity prices eased, and consumer prices gained slightly more than expected: PPI rose 4.6% from a year earlier, compared with consensus estimates of 4.5%. CPI rose 2.1%, also beating fractionally consensus of a 2.0% increase.

July CPI inflation up while PPI inflation down

Early on Thursday, China’s state broadcaster said the country must counteract U.S. tariffs and that Beijing had the  confidence to protect its own interests as well as the means to do so. China had already announced additional tariffs of 25 percent on $16 billion worth of U.S. imports from fuel to autos. The tariffs will apply to billions of dollars in U.S. gasoline, diesel and other oil products, though not crude.

Elsewhere in Asia, Japan’s Nikkei slipped 0.2 percent, in part because core machinery orders fell. Shares in Mazda Motor Corp, Suzuki Motor Corp and Yamaha Motor Co also fell on news they conducted improper fuel economy and emissions tests on their vehicles. Japan will try to avert steep tariffs on its car exports and fend off U.S. demands for a free-trade agreement at talks in Washington later.

In the US, stock futures were little changed as investors awaited job and PPI data. Tesla remained in focus on reports Musk sought SoftBank money and the SEC is now looking into his tweets. Morgan Stanley added to its recent pessimism, officially turning bearish on U.S. semiconductors, saying the sector now has the poorest risk-reward ratio in three years as cyclical risks are piling up. Rite Aid will also be in the spotlight after the company and Albertsons agreed to scrap a merger that would have helped reshape the U.S. retail and health-care industries.

A decline in the MSCI Emerging Market Currency Index has stalled since the middle of the year after retracing around half of its rally from late 2016 to March 2018 according to Bloomberg data. A rebound is possible if U.S.-China trade frictions don’t escalate and the yuan recovers, said Khoon Goh, analyst at ANZ

Emerging-market currencies weakened for a second day, with Turkey’s lira and Russia’s ruble extending their slump as disputes with the U.S. deepened. As a reminder, on Wednesday, the Trump administration said it was imposing new sanctions to punish Russia for the March 4 nerve-agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the U.K., sending the ruble tumbling as low as 66.712 against the dollar, a fresh two-year low, and a 3-day drop of nearly 4%.

Turkey’s lira, bond and stocks markets were also taking a pounding after meetings between officials in Washington looked to have made little progress in mending a row over Ankara’s jailing of an American pastor. The lira touched a record low of 5.44 against the dollar, weakening some 2.5% from Wednesday’s close. There was widespread selling in the country’s bond markets and Istanbul stocks dropped 1 percent.

The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rose for the first day amid renewed geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and other countries amid continued tariff escalation: the greenback starts out on a stronger footing against emerging-market currencies before getting traction across the board, with the Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rising as much as 0.2% while the yen swung into a loss as traders adjusted positions ahead of the U.S.-Japan trade discussion.

With the U.S. waging a trade war on several fronts, economists are starting to take seriously the idea that President Donald Trump could act on his preference for a weak dollar.

“While not our base case scenario, we cannot rule out a turn toward a more interventionist currency policy, particularly since the current administration has, at times, hinted at a preference for dollar weakness or objected to perceived Chinese currency manipulation,” JPM chief economist Michael Feroli said in a research note this week.

In central bank news, overnight the RBNZ kept the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75% as unanimously expected and stated that it expects to maintain OCR at this level into 2020. RBNZ repeated rates are to stay expansionary for a considerable time and the next move could be up or down, while it also stated that recent growth moderation could persist for longer. Furthermore, it lowered its forecast for OCR to 1.8% from 1.9% for both September 2019 and December 2019 and lowered TWI NZD forecast to 72.8% from 74.0%, while RBNZ Governor Orr later stated the OCR could be lowered if growth slows further.

While volumes in the major currencies remained low in spot and options markets, there was much pain for three specific currencies:

  • NewZealand's kiwi fell to $0.6641, the lowest since March 2016, and the nation’s bond yields and swap rates also declined after the RBNZ pushed back its forecast for an interest-rate increase to late 2020 and lowered its estimate for economic growth over the coming year.
  • The Russian ruble hit a two-year low after the U.S. announced new sanctions on Russia over the March 4 nerve-agent attack on a former double agent in the U.K.
  • Turkey’s lira plunged to a record low and bond yields climbed as a dispute over the detention of an American pastor dragged on and added to investor concern about double-digit inflation.

Treasuries steadied before a 30-year auction after a record, $27 billion 10-Year auction on Wednesday was easily digested by the market; Italian bonds led gains for European debt.

Oil pared some of yesterday’s drop, though held near a seven-week low after China’s decision to slap 25 percent duties on U.S. imports including petroleum products.  WTI (Unch) and Brent (Unch) are trading within the prior day’s range, with WTI futures breaching USD 67/bbl to the upside. Brent initially flip-flopped either side of USD 72/bbl before grasping a firmer footing north of the level. News flow has been light for the complex. Elsewhere gold continues to move off intraday highs of USD 1216.29 as the dollar strengthens in European trade. Copper takes a breather having surged overnight, stabilising around USD 2.765/oz.

In geopolitical news, the White House is reportedly drafting an executive order that would permit placing sanctions on foreign nationals that interfere with US elections.

Elsewhere, the Russian embassy said the new US sanctions are "draconian" and not backed by facts or evidence, while there were reports Russia may respond to the US with the use of countersanctions law.

Economic data include initial jobless claims, PPI readings, wholesale inventories. Brookfield Asset Management, Microchip are among companies reporting earnings.

Market Snapshot

  • S&P 500 futures up 0.1% at 2,857.50
  • STOXX Europe 600 down 0.2% to 388.80
  • MXAP up 0.09% to 166.99
  • MXAPJ up 0.4% to 542.21
  • Nikkei down 0.2% to 22,598.39
  • Topix down 0.3% to 1,740.16
  • Hang Seng Index up 0.9% to 28,607.30
  • Shanghai Composite up 1.8% to 2,794.38
  • Sensex up 0.4% to 38,041.61
  • Australia S&P/ASX 200 up 0.5% to 6,297.65
  • Kospi up 0.1% to 2,303.71
  • German 10Y yield fell 1.1 bps to 0.387%
  • Euro down 0.2% to $1.1585
  • Italian 10Y yield rose 4.4 bps to 2.644%
  • Spanish 10Y yield fell 0.3 bps to 1.404%
  • Brent Futures up 0.1% to $72.36/bbl
  • Gold spot down 0.2% to $1,211.40
  • U.S. Dollar Index up 0.2% to 95.28

Top Overnight News from Bloomberg

  • The trade dispute with the U.S. is causing a rift in the Chinese government, hitting a close aide to President Xi Jinping, Reuters reported, citing unidentified people close to the administration. Wang Huning’s approach is being criticized by some as excessively nationalistic and needlessly provocative to Washington, Reuters said
  • Russia threatened to retaliate for the new round of sanctions announced by the U.S., but stopped short of specific measures pending more details on the American plans. Officials said Russia may respond by imposing restrictions on trade with the U.S. under a law passed earlier this year in response to an earlier wave of restrictions
  • China’s factory inflation held up in July even as commodity prices eased, and consumer prices gained slightly more than expected. The producer price index rose 4.6 percent from a year earlier, compared with the projected 4.5 percent rise seen in a Bloomberg survey. The consumer price index rose 2.1 percent, the statistics bureau said, versus the forecast 2 percent increase
  • A Turkish delegation to Washington refused to commit to releasing the American pastor Andrew Brunson, as both sides sought a way out of an escalating feud, a U.S. official said
  • Oil held a loss near a seven-week low as China vowed to retaliate against the U.S. administration’s latest tariffs, raising trade tensions between the world’s two biggest economies
  • The U.K. housing market remained listless in July as Brexit uncertainty intensified and Britons braced ahead of the BOE’s Aug. 2 interest-rate increase, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • China confirmed that it will impose 25 percent tariffs on an additional $16 billion worth of imports from the U.S. from Aug. 23, matching an earlier move from Washington in another ratchet higher for the trade war between the two nations

Asian equity markets were eventually mostly higher after bourses recovered from the initial trade-related losses  triggered by China’s retaliation announcement of 25% tariffs on USD 16bln of US goods. This initially weighed across the region with underperformance in the Nikkei 225 (-0.2%) after disappointing Machine Orders which declined at the fastest pace YTD and as automakers reeled from fresh reports of improper testing. ASX 200 (+0.5%) was also subdued at the open with Australia’s energy sector dragged by a slump in crude, although the index then recovered amid strength in the largest weighted financials sector with Suncorp underpinned by a deal to sell its Australia life insurance unit and after it declared a special dividend. Elsewhere, both Hang Seng (+0.9%) and Shanghai Comp. (+1.8%) opened negative on the trade tensions, but then rebounded with a vengeance alongside a broad recovery in the region and after Chinese inflation data topped estimates to suggest stronger than anticipated activity. Finally, 10yr JGBs were flat amid a lack of drivers and choppy sentiment in the region, while the 30yr auction also failed to spur demand with all metrics weaker than prior.

Top Asian News

  • China’s Key Tasks Suggest CDRs Are Slipping Down Priority List
  • Philippines Delivers 50 Basis-Point Rate Hike in Aggressive Move
  • China Tech Shares Surge as Govt Sets up Body to Develop Industry

European equities trade flat-to-lower (Eurostoxx 50 unch) with heavier underperformance in the FTSE 100 following a plethora of large cap ex-dividends. Softer oil prices also weigh on index’s energy giants while the sector as a whole lags. Consumer discretionary outperforms on the back of Adidas (+8.2%) lifting the sector and supporting the DAX 30 (Unch) amid earnings. Of note: Deutsche Bank upgraded the European auto sector to overweight from benchmark, while the firm downgraded European pharma and consumer staples.

Top European News

  • Italian Bond Roller Coaster May Just Be Approaching Its Zenith
  • Italy’s Conte Sees 5 Yrs to Complete Flat Tax, Citizen’s Income
  • Di Maio Vows Italy to Use Tough Tactics in EU Budget Battle
  • TUI’s Slowing Sales Show Europeans Have Had Enough of the Sun

In currencies, NZD was by far the biggest G10 loser as the RBNZ tweaked OCR rate projections out to the end of next year and stressed that a hike is firmly off the table given increased risks of a cut. The Kiwi has nosedived in response and further on dovish comments from deputy Governor McDermott to test support around 0.6650 vs its US counterpart and 1.1175 vs its AUD antipodean peer, which is holding up better with the YUAN in wake of stronger than expected Chinese CPI and PPI data overnight (Aud/Usd between 0.7415-55). TRY/RUB - Bringing up the rear again in the EM area, as US sanctions continue to bite and investors take flight, while the Rouble is also losing more ground due to ongoing weakness in oil prices. Usd/Try is just off a new all time high circa 5.4475 and Usd/Rub a fresh ytd peak around 66.7100. GBP/EUR - Broad risk aversion due to ongoing global trade and diplomatic spats from the US to China, EU, Turkey, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Canada, plus heightened risks of a no deal Brexit continue to take their toll on Sterling and the single currency to varying degrees. Indeed, Cable has fallen again and through 1.2850 for what seems to be daily 2018 lows, but Eur/Gbp is not extending too much further above 0.9000, for now, as the single currency also fails to maintain gains over 1.1600 vs the Greenback ahead of key technical resistance levels.

In commodities, WTI (Unch) and Brent (Unch) are trading within the prior day’s range, with WTI futures breaching USD 67/bbl to the upside. Brent initially flip-flopped either side of USD 72/bbl before grasping a firmer footing north of the level. News flow has been light for the complex. Elsewhere gold continues to move off intraday highs of USD 1216.29 as the dollar strengthens in European trade. Copper takes a breather having surged overnight, stabilising around USD 2.765/oz.

Looking at the day ahead, in Europe the ECB will publish the latest economic bulletin. In the US, we get the July core PPI report (0.2% mom and 2.8% yoy expected) along with final June wholesale inventories data and the latest weekly initial jobless claims data. Merck and Adidas will also report earnings.

US Event Calendar

  • 8:30am: Initial Jobless Claims, est. 220,000, prior 218,000
  • 8:30am: Continuing Claims, est. 1.73m, prior 1.72m
  • 8:30am: PPI Final Demand MoM, est. 0.2%, prior 0.3%; PPI Ex Food and Energy MoM, est. 0.2%, prior 0.3%;
    • PPI Final Demand YoY, est. 3.4%, prior 3.4%; PPI Ex Food and Energy YoY, est. 2.8%, prior 2.8%
  • 8:45am: Bloomberg Aug. United States Economic Survey
  • 9:45am: Bloomberg Consumer Comfort, prior 58.6
  • 10am: Wholesale Inventories MoM, est. 0.0%, prior 0.0%; Wholesale Trade Sales MoM, est. 0.2%, prior 2.5%

DB's Jim Reid concludes the overnight wrap

A look at the S&P 500 (-0.03%) last night suggests a pretty quiet day. Indeed the intraday range of 0.33% was the 3rd smallest this year. However there were actually some interesting stories floating around as trade continued to be a hot topic, WTI Oil falling -3.22%, Italy seeing a bullish morning but a bearish afternoon on the budget debate, Sterling down -0.44% to a fresh 12 month low against the dollar, Turkey reversing Tuesday’s gains and Russia after a bad day then seeing fresh US sanctions imposed after the close.

Starting with trade, following yesterday’s confirmation by the US that it will impose 25% tariffs on an additional $16bn worth of Chinese goods from August 23rd, China quickly responded with confirmation that it will impose 25% tariff on $16bn worth of US imports from the same date. The list of impacted US goods includes fuel products, autos and medical equipment but excludes bigger ticket items like crude oil and large aircraft. Nonetheless, trade tension concerns coupled with a smaller than expected decline in US crude inventories from the latest EIA data saw WTI oil down to the lowest in c7 weeks (-3.22%).

Moving onto equities, the S&P fluctuated before a late decline to close broadly flat as stronger tech and financial stocks were offset by energy and consumer staples. Notably the Nasdaq edged up for the seventh consecutive day (+0.06%), matching its streak in early March. Back in Europe, bourses were broadly weaker, impacted by trade tensions and weaker health care stocks (-0.78%) as Danish drugmakers Novo Nordisk and H. Lundbeck fell -6.1% and -14.3%, respectively following disappointing trading updates. Across the region the Stoxx 600 (-0.20%) and DAX (-0.12%) nudged lower while the FTSE rose +0.75%, partly aided by the lower Sterling.

This morning in Asia, markets are trading mixed with China’s CSI300 leading the gains (+2.42%) along with the Hang Seng (+0.88%), in part boosted by news that regulators (CSRC) plans to further open the domestic market to  foreigners. The Nikkei (-0.28%) and Kospi (-0.26%) are down modestly as we type. Datawise China's July CPI rose 0.2ppt mom to an above market print of 2.1% (vs. 2.0% expected) while the decline in PPI growth was less than expected at 4.6% yoy (vs. 4.5%). Meanwhile the Yen is c0.2% stronger ahead of trade talks between Japan and the US today at Washington while the New Zealand kiwi dollar is down to a 2yr low (-1.1%) after the central bank pushed back its forecast for an interestrate hike to late 2020.

In government bonds yesterday core 10y yields were down c1bp (Bunds -1bp; Gilts -1.3bp; Treasuries -1.3bp) while treasuries also firmed despite absorbing a record $26bn auction yesterday, matching its previous record set in 2009. Notably yields on 10y BTPs swung within a 10bp range as it initially rallied following Italian Finance Minister Tria’s reassuring comments where he noted that the introduction of a “flat tax” would be done in stages while PM Conte also confirmed he wants to see the measures introduced “progressively”. However gains were later reversed as the leader of the 5SM Party Di Maio noted the plans to cut taxes and introduce citizen’s income should be brought in “immediately” in the 2019 budget and if the EU changed the way the deficit was calculated, then his plans can be accommodated. By the end of day, yields on 10y BTPs ended +4.3bp higher.

Moving onto currencies, the US dollar index dipped -0.10% while Sterling weakened to the lowest since August 2017 (-0.44%). DB’s Oliver Harvey believes part of the recent weakness could be due to corporates preparing for a hard Brexit or markets giving more importance to the current account deficit in the absence of any major news. Meanwhile the Russian ruble tumbled -3.24% yesterday to the lowest since November 2016. The pressure on the ruble started after Russia’s Kommersant newspaper published the full text of a US bill seeking “crushing sanctions” on Russia for election meddling. Losses then accelerated as the US announced new sanctions on Russia for the March 4 nerve agent attack in the UK. Bloomberg noted the latter sanctions will begin from Aug. 22 and will limit exports to Russia of US goods and sensitive technology. Elsewhere the Turkish Lira resumed its decline (-0.96%) yesterday.

As for the limited data releases from yesterday, in the US, the MBA’s new purchase mortgage applications index fell 2.0% last week but the four-week average was still up a modest 0.6% yoy. In France, the July Bank of France industry sentiment index was steady mom and in line with expectations at 101. Meanwhile Spain’s June industrial output fell more than expected to -0.6% mom (vs. -0.2%), leaving annual growth at a modest 0.5% yoy.

Looking at the day ahead, in Europe the ECB will publish the latest economic bulletin. In the US, we get the July core PPI report (0.2% mom and 2.8% yoy expected) along with final June wholesale inventories data and the latest weekly initial jobless claims data. Merck and Adidas will also report earnings.


          Christian heartland opens window into fight for China’s soul      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   



BY YANAN WANG

Associated Press


August 07, 2018 06:45 AM


NANYANG, CHINA


The 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true — a brick house with a sunny courtyard and spacious hall with room for 200 believers.

But in March, about a dozen police officers and local officials suddenly showed up at the church on his property and made the frightened congregants disperse. They ordered that the cross, a painting of the Last Supper and Bible verse calligraphy be taken down. And they demanded that all services stop until each person along with the church itself was registered with the government, said the shopkeeper, Guo, who gave his last name only from fear of retribution.

Without warning, Guo and his neighbors in China’s Christian heartland province of Henan had found themselves on the front lines of an ambitious new effort by the officially atheist ruling Communist Party to dictate — and in some cases displace — the practice of faith in the country.

Under President Xi Jinping, China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, believers are seeing their freedoms shrink dramatically even as the country undergoes a religious revival. Experts and activists say that as he consolidates his power, Xi is waging the most severe systematic suppression of Christianity in the country since religious freedom was written into the Chinese constitution in 1982.

The crackdown on Christianity is part of a broader push by Xi to “Sinicize” all the nation’s religions by infusing them with “Chinese characteristics” such as loyalty to the Communist Party. Over the last several months, local governments across the country have shut down hundreds of private Christian “house churches.” A statement last week from 47 in Beijing alone said they had faced “unprecedented” harassment since February.

A dozen Chinese Protestants interviewed by the Associated Press described gatherings that were raided, interrogations and surveillance, and one pastor said hundreds of his congregants were questioned individually about their faith. Like Guo, the majority requested that their names be partly or fully withheld because they feared punishment from authorities.




“Chinese leaders have always been suspicious of the political challenge or threat that Christianity poses to the Communist regime,” said Xi Lian, a scholar of Christianity in China at Duke University. “Under Xi, this fear of Western infiltration has intensified and gained a prominence that we haven’t seen for a long time.”

Officials once largely tolerated the unregistered Protestant house churches that sprang up independent of the official Christian Council, clamping down on some while allowing others to grow. But this year they have taken a tougher approach that relies partly on “thought reform” — a phrase for political indoctrination. Last November, Christian residents of a rural township in southeast Jiangxi province were persuaded to replace posters of the cross and Jesus Christ inside their homes with portraits of Xi, a local official said.

“Through our thought reform, they’ve voluntarily done it,” Qi Yan, a member of the township party committee, told the AP by phone. “The move is aimed at Christian families in poverty, and we educated them to believe in science and not in superstition, making them believe in the party.”

The poster campaign appears to symbolize what analysts see as the underlying force driving the change in the party’s approach to religion: the ascendance of Xi.

“Xi is a closet Maoist — he is very anxious about thought control,” said Willy Lam, a Chinese politics expert at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. “He definitely does not want people to be faithful members of the church, because then people would profess their allegiance to the church rather than to the party, or more exactly, to Xi himself.”

Various state and local officials declined repeated requests to comment. But in 2016, Xi explicitly warned against the perceived foreign threats tied to faith, telling a religion conference: “We must resolutely guard against overseas infiltrations via religious means.”

Those who resist pay the price. After Jin Mingri, a prominent pastor who leads Zion Church in Beijing, refused local authorities’ request to install surveillance cameras inside his house church, police individually questioned hundreds of members of the 1,500-person congregation, he said. The congregants faced veiled threats, Jin said, and many were asked to sign a pledge promising to leave Zion, which the government agents called illegal, politically incorrect and a cult. Some people lost their jobs or were evicted from rented apartments because police intimidated their bosses and landlords.

“A lot of our flock are terrified by the pressure that the government is putting on them,” he said. “It’s painful to think that in our own country’s capital, we must pay so dearly just to practice our faith.”

In Zhengzhou, Henan’s capital, all that is left of one house church is shattered glass, tangled wires and torn hymnbooks, strewn among the rubble of a knocked-down wall. Pegged to another wall is a single wooden cross, still intact.

The church inside a commercial building had served about 100 believers for years. But in late January, nearly 60 officials from the local religion department and police station appeared without warning. Armed with electric saws, they demolished the church, confiscated Bibles and computers and held a handful of young worshippers — including a 14-year-old girl — at a police station for more than 10 hours, according to a church leader.

Even Protestant churches already registered with the state have not been spared greater restrictions. When reporters visited five such churches in Henan this June, all bore notices at their entrances stating that minors and party members were not allowed inside. A banner above one church door exhorted members to “implement the basic direction of the party’s religious work.” Another church erected a Chinese flag at the foot of its steps.

Guo’s brick house was largely deserted this summer. Around the door frame, tattered red outlines remained of a scroll that once read “God’s love is as deep as the sea.”

Inside, Guo has refused to remove the cross and other decorations, telling authorities they are within his private property.

Among them, pinned to a wall in the nave, is a bright blue poster that quotes China’s constitutional promise of religious freedom.


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          Canadian-born Hong Kong music star and LGBT advocate Ellen Joyce Loo (盧凱彤) found dead at age 32      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Toronto-born music star Ellen Joyce Loo was active in the Hong Kong and Taiwan music scenes.
          CY Leung denies threatening FCC over invitation to Andy Chan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Former chief executive Leung Chun-ying dismissed allegations that his social media posts in the past few days were meant to threaten the Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) for inviting pro-independence activist Andy Chan Ho-tin to speak at the club. Leung said in a Facebook post on Wednesday that while Hong Kong enjoys freedom of the press and freedom of speech […]
          Lam vows to fix accountability after MTR works scandal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The government will make sure that the executives and contractors deemed responsible for the construction scandal pertaining to MTR Corp’s Shatin-Central Link (SCL) are held legally liable for their lapses, Hong Kong’s top leader said on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said her administration will deal with the aftermath of the […]
          To dream the impossible dream      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
With thousand such enchanting dreams, that meet To make a sleep not so sound, as sweet. – Robert Herrick A Hong Kong independent from the People’s Republic of China is a pipe dream. But if we cannot dream, or talk of dreams, what life is this? When Martin Luther King said “I have a dream…” […]
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It’s been almost a month since Frederick Fung Kin-kee left the Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People’s Livelihood (ADPL), the political party which he co-founded back in the 1980s and which he had been serving as chairman for a long time. Yet some members of the party said they wouldn’t miss him. Instead, they […]
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Hong Kong's highest court on Thursday rejected the final attempt by a British former banker to force a new trial over his jailing in 2016 for the cocaine-fueled murder of two Indonesian women he tortured and raped.

          'Ocean Seafood Hong Kong style Restaurant' - Turned the corner with the help of good, reasonably priced food!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Re: Users and Abusers of the Australian Innovation Patent System       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Mark,
Sorry to be commenting on an old post, but I have been looking at innovation patents filed in the 2017-18 financial year.
Of the 1,835 innovation patent applications filed during that period, 187 have a status of Lapsed and 2 have a status of Refused. Of these, 142 appear to be Chinese applicants with obviously fake agent names (e.g Miss Eric Eric, Mr Zechary366 Zechary366, Mr Jackson2211 Jackson2211), while the remaining 47 appear to be self-filers who were unable to comply with the fairly simple filing requirements.
Thus IP Australia has been successful in weeding out 142 fake Chinese applications. However, I suspect that about another 120 fake Chinese applications have slipped through and been granted. IP Australia may subsequently find those cases and change their status to Refused, but that action is too late, as the applicants have already received their patent certificates and claimed their cash bonuses from their local government authorities.
In my view, the easiest way for IP Australia to prevent the obvious cases of fraud would be to check on filing whether the name of the agent either matches the name of the applicant or is registered as a patent attorney on the TTIPAttorney website. If there is no match, IP Australia should draw to the applicant's attention the provisions of s201 and s201A (unlawful for unregistered person to carry on business as patent attorney) and ask for comments.
Suspicious-looking agents for Chinese innovation patent applicants in 2017-18 include "Hu, Qian" (80 filings) and "Li, Gloria" (19 filings). Mr Taiky Ong who has filed 26 applications for Macau University appears to be a Hong Kong patent attorney, and Mr Alfred Lei who has filed 8 applications for Taiwanese applicants appears to be a Taiwanese patent attorney, but neither appears to be registered in Australia.
In your article above you have suggested that serious users of the innovation patent system are those who get their innovation patents certified. I disagree. In my view one of the intended advantages of the innovation patent system is that no examination is required unless a potential infringement crops up. Thus the applicant and IP Australia both save on the expense and effort of having to examine the application unless and until it becomes necessary. It is not rational for applicants to seek examination unless there is a good reason for it.
In my view a far surer way to identify fake Chinese-originating applications is to look at whether the innovation patents get renewed. If the only purpose of an innovation patent application is to earn the Chinese local government bounty, there is no point in renewing the patent. As the figures you have quoted above are from 2015, and renewal becomes due within 2 years, it is easy to see which of the Chinese applicants have renewed their innovation patents. Listing just the Chinese entrants in your Top 30 Innovation Patent Filers table above, we get the following results:
2 HENGDIAN GROUP LINIX MOTOR CO -- all ceased
3 GONG, ZHU CN -- 4 renewed, 61 ceased
4 ZHEJIANG LINIX MOTOR CO -- all ceased
5 HENGDIAN GROUP INNUOVO ELECTRIC CO -- all ceased
6&13 MACAU UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECH -- most renewed
10 CHERVON CN -- some renewed
11 INNUOVO INTL TRADE CO HENGDIAN GROUP -- all ceased
12 DONGYANG LINIX MACHINE ELECTRICITY CO -- all ceased
18 HEVAL HENGDIAN MACHINERY CO CNNC -- all ceased
19 TONGXIANG CITY AOPEIOU GARMENTS CO -- all refused or ceased
23 SUFA HENGDIAN MACHINE COCNNC -- all ceased
26 ZHEJIANG LINIX SOLAR CO CN -- all ceased
29 ZHEJIANG JINGUANG SOLAR TECH CO CN -- all refused or ceased
30 NINGBO SHI JIANGDONG QU DAKOU TRADING CO -- all ceased
Thus Macau University and Chervon appear to be legitimate users of the innovation patent system, whereas the other Chinese applicants on the list appear to be bounty collectors.


          Indeks Hang Seng berakhir naik 0,88 persen      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Saham-saham Hong Kong berakhir lebih tinggi pada perdagangan Kamis, dengan indeks acuan Hang Seng (HSI) naik 248,16 poin atau 0,88 persen menjadi 28.607,30 poin. Indeks Hang Seng, menurut Xinhua, diperdagangkan antara ...
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          Phan Thị Mơ đăng quang Hoa hậu Đại sứ Du lịch Thế giới      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Người đẹp Tiền Giang hạnh phúc khi chiến thắng trong cuộc thi nhan sắc cấp quốc tế.

Người đẹp Tiền Giang rạng rỡ sau giây khắc được xướng tên tại cuộc thi sắc quốc tế.

Câu đáp giúp Phan Thị Mơ vượt qua các thí sinh để giành thắng lợi. Ngôi Á hậu 1 thuộc về người đẹp Chile, Á hậu 2 là thí sinh của Hong Kong. Ngoài giải Hoa hậu Đại sứ Du lịch Thế giới 2018, Phan Thị Mơ còn giành giải phụ " Thí sinh có y phục quảng bá du lịch đẹp nhất". Giải "trang phục dân tộc đẹp nhất" về tay đại diện của Malaysia. "Người đẹp hào kiệt" là đại diện đến từ Ukraine. Giải "Trình diễn bikini xuất sắc" trao cho thí sinh chủ nhà Thái Lan.

san sẻ xúc cảm sau khi đăng quang World Miss Tourism Ambassador 2018, Phan Thị Mơ cho biết cô bất thần khi tên mình được xướng ở vị trí cao nhất. "Tôi vỡ òa cảm xúc vì sự nắm của mình trong nửa tháng qua đã mang lại kết quả xứng đáng", Phan Thị Mơ nói.

Phan Thị Mơ chụp ảnh cùng top 6 trong đêm chung kết World Miss Tourism Ambassador 2018.

Phan Thị Mơ chụp ảnh cùng top 6 trong đêm chung kết World Miss Tourism Ambassador 2018.

Phan Thị Mơ sinh năm 1990, quê Tiền Giang. Cô sở hữu chiều cao 1,72 m, nặng 46 kg, số đo ba vòng 90-57-100. Phan Thị Mơ thuộc nhóm thí sinh lớn tuổi nhất tại Hoa hậu Đại sứ Du lịch Thế giới 2018. Tuy nhiên cô được khán giả và ban tổ chức đánh giá cao. Người đẹp là một trong 18 thí sinh có hình thể đẹp nhất (Best body). Cô cũng lọt vào top 10 thi bang lai moto a2 ở những phần thi phụ như biểu diễn bikini, trang phục dạo biển, thi anh tài, tuyên truyền bảo vệ môi trường... Năm 2011, cô từng dự thi Miss Earth tại Philippines nhưng không đạt thành tích gì. Năm 2012, Phan Thị Mơ từng lọt vào top 5 Hoa hậu Việt Nam.

Hoa hậu Đại sứ Du lịch Thế giới là cuộc thi ra đời năm 2017. Năm nay, cuộc thi diễn ra trong 15 ngày ở Việt Nam lẫn Thái Lan. Năm ngoái, đại diện Việt Nam - người đẹp Liên Phương - đoạt giải Á hậu khi thi ở Philippines.

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          Online marketplaces changing consumer experience in Singapore: research      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Research has revealed that online marketplaces have changed consumer life in Singapore.

The research, conducted by Nielsen and commissioned by Stripe, revealed that more than three quarters (77%) of Singaporeans visited an ecommerce marketplace like Carousell in the past year. Singaporeans were also the biggest users of food delivery (52%) and ridesharing (52%) platforms of all of the nine countries surveyed, while their use of hotel and hospitality (46%) and restaurant reservation (21%) marketplaces was second only to Hong Kong.

This study was conducted in January 2018 among 1,000+ adults, 18 and older, in the United States; and among 500+ adults, 18 and older, in Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, and the U.K. Where applicable, local examples of ride-sharing platforms, food-delivery services, e-commerce, and other multi-sided marketplaces were used in individual country surveys.

Results of the study demonstrate the impact marketplaces like Grab, Carousell and honestbee are having by providing fast, seamless mobile-first experiences.

Almost all (90%) uses of ridesharing marketplaces in the past year happened on mobile devices. The trend is also reflected in the use of other marketplaces. For example, 72% of visits to food delivery marketplaces in Singapore took place on mobile, compared with the total average of all the other countries surveyed (60%).

For many, a big part of the experience came down to having fast, secure and frictionless payments. A majority of Singaporeans (65%) indicated they will abandon a website if it takes too long to enter their payment information at checkout and 73% said that it’s important to not have to enter their credit card details every time they make a purchase. Ninety-six percent also want to know their details are safe.

The study also showed that early a quarter (22%) of Singaporeans who visited an ecommerce marketplace in the past year, did so to both buy and sell items, illustrating that marketplaces are also creating an additional source of income for some. A majority of Singaporeans (87%) said they believe that online marketplaces are beneficial to the economy. Of those, most said they believe that marketplaces give consumers more choice (83%), increase competition between businesses (60%), and help small businesses reach more consumers (60%). Many also said that they believe that marketplaces provide more flexibility to part-time workers (49%) and create more jobs (46%).

“We’re starting to see the real transformative impact of the internet with the growth of these multi-sided marketplaces. These marketplaces aren’t just changing the way we travel, shop and commute, they are fundamentally changing the internet economy, creating new commercial experiences that cannot exist in the offline world and driving the next wave of growth online,” said Piruze Sabuncu, Head of Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, Stripe.  

“Since honestbee launched in 2015, we have been connecting hundreds of partners across food delivery, grocery, laundry and ticketing services to consumers in eight cities across Asia. The unique scalability of the online marketplace model has been absolutely central to this growth. Sellers will always want a larger potential customer base, while buyers want added value and options tailored to their needs. We believe that delivering this in the most frictionless way possible will enable us to realise our vision to become the world’s most convenient services marketplace,” said Chris Urban, Managing Director (Singapore), honestbee.

“At Carousell, we want selling to be as easy as taking a photo, and buying as simple as chatting. In our multi-sided marketplace, many of our buyers are also sellers. This shows just how easy it is for anyone to buy and sell on Carousell. Working with partners like Stripe, we’re able to provide the Carousell community of buyers and sellers a convenient and secure option for fast, easy cashless experiences,” said Jia Jih Chai, Senior Vice President, Business Division, Carousell.


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China’s technology-heavy ChiNext board posted its biggest daily gain in over a month on Thursday after China said it has revamped a national technology leadership group, signalling more policy support for the sector which is at the centre of the US-Sino trade war. Hong Kong stocks rose in tandem, gaining for a fourth straight day. The group will be led by Premier Li Keqiang, who has chaired the original body which was formerly called the “National Technology and Education leadership...
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Swire Pacific, one of Asia’s largest conglomerates, saw underlying profit plunged 67 per cent in the first half as gains in investment property sales failed to offset losses from Cathay Pacific Airways and its marine services business. Excluding revaluation gains on investment properties, the underlying profit was HK$1.27 billion (US$161 million) in the six months to June, it said in a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange on Thursday. The group, whose business empire spans aviation,...
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CK Asset Holdings, the property conglomerate chaired by Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, has won the tender for what could be Hong Kong’s most expensive railway development, requiring a total investment cost of up to HK$37 billion (US$4.71 billion) for the Wong Chuk Hang site. CK Asset, which Li took over from his father formally in May, has beaten Hong Kong property giants including Sun Hung Kai Properties, Henderson Land Development, Chinachem Group and a consortium consisting of New World...
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Wharf Holdings, one of Hong Kong’s biggest landowners, reported a 66 per cent drop in core profit, amid a slowdown in property sales that looks set to continue as Hong Kong and mainland China push ahead with market cooling measures. Wharf’s chairman and managing director Ng Tin Hoi told a post-earnings press conference that the company had struggled to meet its mainland sales targets and that the market outlook for the second half remained challenging. “I do not know whether...
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Financial Secretary Paul Chan visited Dongguan to meet senior officials and learn about the latest developments in the high-tech industry today.

 

He toured the China Spallation Neutron Source facility, including its control centre and underground accelerator facilities. 

 

It is one of the key science and technology infrastructure projects of the National 11th Five-Year Plan, and is the fourth neutron source facility in the world. 

 

Mr Chan also visited Songshan Lake Xbot Park to learn about its work in entrepreneurial incubation in robotics as well as nurturing talents.

 

He then called on CPC Dongguan Municipal Committee Secretary Liang Weidong and Dongguan Mayor Xiao Yafei.

 

Mr Chan said the city has a strategic location in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and is an advanced manufacturing base. 

 

He said he hopes Hong Kong and Dongguan can further collaborate in the commercialisation of scientific and technological research results.

 

Mr Chan also stopped by a Hong Kong-invested electronics company and a multinational corporation manufacturing mobile communication devices.


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Hong Kong's highest court on Thursday rejected the final attempt by a British former banker to force a new trial over his jailing in 2016 for the cocaine-fuelled murder of two Indonesian women he tortured and raped.

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QS World University Rankings 2019 เผยผลการจัดอันดับมหาวิทยาลัยในเอเชียครั้งล่าสุด โดยอันดับ 1 ปีนี้ตกเป็นของ National University of Singapore (NUS) หรือมหาวิทยาลัยเเห่งชาติสิงคโปร์ และอยู่ในอันดับที่ 11 ของ QS Global World Ranking ส่วนอันดับ 2 คือ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)หรือมหาวิทยาลัยเทคโนโลยีนันยาง ที่ขึ้นมา 5 อันดับจากปีที่แล้ว   10. KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology ประเทศเกาหลีใต้   9. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
          Air France – KLM refuerzan su oferta en Chile con descuentos, incentivos y más vuelos ante incremento de la competencia       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Por Ricardo J. Delpiano

Air France - KLM tails (Luis Colima)
Foto: Luis Colima
Convencidas de que poseen las mejores cualidades para que las personas puedan concretar sus viajes, Air France y KLM están reforzando su oferta en el mercado aéreo chileno. Incentivos comerciales a través del precio, beneficios en los aeropuertos-hub y un incremento de la capacidad a partir de los próximos meses, son parte de las acciones emprendidas con las cuales buscan continuar manteniendo el liderazgo en Chile.

Como otras compañías aéreas, Air France – KLM están viendo una mayor presión competitiva, primero con el aterrizaje de compañías como Alitalia y British Airways, el incremento de la cantidad de asientos de parte de los operadores ya establecidos, además de una creciente oferta por conexiones que otras líneas aéreas están ejecutando como parte de la búsqueda de sus propias eficiencias. A esta realidad se agrega la llegada de Emirates, que través de Dubái, compite en el tráfico hacia África, Medio Oriente y Asia.

A diferencia con lo que ocurre en otros países, la presión competitiva en Chile no considera una oferta LCC/ULCC que si bien ofrecen vuelos punto a punto representan una contraoferta que se debe atender. Tal es el caso de Argentina con compañías como Level (IAG) y Norwegian presentes en el mercado aéreo vecino y si bien todavía no tienen una cuota significativa en el transporte de pasajeros, si están llamadas a ocupar un lugar relevante hacia los próximos años.

Bajo este escenario, el holding franco-holandés retoma sus iniciativas comerciales lanzar sus promociones “Oh la la” (Air France) y “Dream Sales” (KLM). Replicando fórmulas exitosas, buscan estimular los viajes a través del precio pero que a diferencia de otros competidores considera una oferta todo incluido que el pasajero valora. En esta ocasión, la apuesta es por dos de sus mercados estratégicos para el pasajero chileno: Europa y el Lejano Oriente.

Ciudades como París, Londres, Tokio, Ámsterdam, Madrid, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Roma, Frankfurt, Milán, Ginebra, Copenhague, Seúl, Shanghái, Beijing, Osaka, Atenas, Bruselas, Viena, Venecia y Lisboa, son algunos destinos que se están comercializando con descuentos.

“Queremos que nuestros clientes puedan recorrer Europa y Asia con la comodidad y la mejor calidad de servicio de Air France y KLM, a precios realmente atractivos y accesibles”, dice Pía Lackman, gerente general de Air France-KLM en Chile. La ejecutiva explica que si bien las compras deben ser hechas hasta el 22 de agosto, los viajes pueden concretarse hasta el 19 de junio (regreso) de 2019, exceptuando el periodo de Fiestas de Fin de Año.

En sus servicios, Air France y KLM continúan ofreciendo un servicio legacy completo siguiendo las directrices que las definen y por las cuales los viajeros las prefieren a pesar de incorporar elementos complementarios. Los pasajeros cuentan con selección de asientos, equipaje incluido en bodega y comidas en todas sus clases. Se trata de una oferta que hasta el año pasado no difería de otras compañías, pero que este hace algunas semanas si existen con cambios en las estructuras tarifarias de otros operadores con precios que no consideran equipaje en bodega, por ejemplo.

Gracias a las alianzas con los aeropuertos, los pasajeros también acceder a servicios de hoteles por horas y una experiencia de compras o de ocio superior en los terminales de Charles De Gaulle (París) o Schiphol (Ámsterdam) al momento de conectar o esperar el vuelo. En esta propuesta, destaca la reciente apertura por parte de Air France de un nuevo salón VIP con 3.200 metros cuadrados en el terminal 2E Hall L denominado “Le Balcon”.

Tanto la compañía francesa como la holandesa indican además que “los viajeros que compren con Oh Lala Deals y Dream Sales también podrán disfrutar de una parada gratis tanto en París, al volar con Air France, como en Ámsterdam, volando con KLM. Incluso podrán parar en las dos ciudades, tanto a la ida como al regreso si combinan ambas aerolíneas”, como parte del programa de stop over que poseen. Ambas fueron las primeras en introducir este tipo de beneficios como parte del posicionamiento de sus hubs, los que pueden ser utilizado indistintamente si se viaja por una o por ambas en cada tramo. El éxito de esta estrategia ha hecho que otras compañías europeas también repliquen la fórmula como parte de mecanismo de fidelidad y como una forma de aportar a la experiencia turística del viajero.

Considerando la tendencia más inmediata en la que se espera que nuevos operadores ingresen al mercado, se agregue más capacidad y se instalen nuevos modelos de negocios, acciones de este tipo son altamente probable que se intensifiquen tanto en el tiempo como en la oferta. Asimismo, otras alternativas podrían ser estudiadas por holding en función de los distintos escenarios. Para los pasajeros, la tranquilidad es que con empresas claramente definidas en su propuesta al cliente son bajas las probabilidades de que el balance entre expectativa y experiencia se vea afectado.

Air France opera a Santiago con vuelos diarios sin escalas desde París (CDG), mientras que KLM lo hace seis veces por semana en la ruta Ámsterdam – Buenos Aires (EZE) – Santiago. A partir del 2 de noviembre del presente año, KLM tiene previsto incrementar su oferta a Chile con la instauración de los vuelos diarios. Será la primera ocasión que la línea aérea holandesa realice se tipo de operación lo que supone un crecimiento de 17% en comparación con la oferta actual y en conjunto con su socia francesa, reforzarán la capacidad disponible en las rutas Europa – Chile.

De acuerdo con la Junta Aeronáutica Civil (JAC), Air France transporta anualmente a más de 239.000 pasajeros (a diciembre 2017) y en los primeros meses de este año, ha movilizado a 115.132 personas con un ligero descenso explicado por el cambio de material de vuelo. En el caso de KLM, el total de pasajeros al último año es de 116.341 personas, mientras que de enero a junio de 2018, ha transportado a 77.240 personas.

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(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) A group of scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology employed a biochemical reconstitution approach to show that, both in solution and on supported membrane bilayers, multivalent interaction networks formed by major excitatory postsynaptic density (PSD) scaffold proteins led to formation of PSD-like assemblies via phase separation.
          T&T drops five spots in Innovation Index      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

This country has dropped five spots on the 2018 Global Innovation Index Rankings (GII) and now ranks at 96 out of 126 countries.

Last year, T&T ranked 91 on the GII which is co-published by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a specialised agency of the United Nations. In the current ratings, out of 100 this country scored 26.75, down from a score of 29.7 last year.

The fact that the efficient ratio came down from .60 to .43, means T&T is underperforming given its level of development, said Dr Balraj Kistow, lecturer and programme director at the Arthur Lol Jack Global School of Business, when he announced the rankings yesterday.

He said at a global level Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom ranked as the top four countries. Switzerland has held the top spot since 2014. The top 15 countries are mostly high income countries mainly from Europe. Latin America and the Caribbean scored an average of 30 out of 100, ranking just above Sub-Saharan Africa.

According to the report, this country showed difficulty in converting high income into outputs.

“Among high-income countries, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, and also Hungary stand out for producing many outputs for their given level of inputs. Singapore, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong (China), Canada, New Zealand, and Norway, as well as many resource-rich economies such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Trinidad and Tobago stand out as high-income economies that—assuming that both inputs and outputs are properly measured—tend to perform worse,” the report said.

T&T was also one of the countries with the most missing values in the study, meaning there is need for proper data collection.

“Despite requiring minimum levels of coverage, for several economies the number of missing data points remains very high,” the study said.

Kistow said this is not the first time international bodies were unable to properly source data from T&T.

However, this country is still ranked as one of the three high-income economies in the Caribbean and Latin American region—the others are Chile and Uruguay. T&T also showed strengths in terms of innovation linkages and ease of getting credit.

Weaknesses were noted in the areas of research and development, growth of personal purchasing parity/GDP per worker, ecological sustainability and general infrastructure.

“Innovation is now widely recognised as a central driver of economic growth and development. The Global Innovation Index (GII) aims to capture the multi-dimensional facets of innovation by providing a rich database of detailed metrics for 126 economies, which represent 90.8 per cent of the world’s population and 96.3 per cent of global GDP.

“Today a wide range of high-, medium-, and low-income countries are using the GII as a tool for action to improve innovation performance—often at the prime ministerial and ministerial level, and often with specific cross-ministerial task forces comprising a large variety of relevant innovation stakeholders,” the report said.

The 2018 report is the 11th edition of the GII and is dedicated to the theme of energy innovation. It analyses the energy innovation landscape of the next decade and identifies possible breakthroughs in fields such as energy production, storage, distribution, and consumption.

Former Finance Minister and CEO of Eastern Credit Union Conrad Enill, commenting on the rankings, said corporate innovation is also important, especially when faced with disruption.


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Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) has announced a HKD10.5 billion (USD1.3 billion) deal to acquire local business services provider WTT Holding. HKBN has agreed to conditionally purchase all of WTT’s shares in exchange for issuing a combination of HKBN shares and vendor loan notes to WTT’s joint owners, MBK Partners and TPG. After the completion of the merger, which is expected in the first quarter of 2019, MBK and TPG will hold around 11.66% of HKBN’s shares. In a press release HKBN said: ‘The merger with WTT, the only enterprise-focused fixed telecommunication services operator with extensive fixed line infrastructure in Hong Kong, will enhance service capabilities, diversify business portfolio, and improve the quality of service offerings to enterprise customers through increased footprint and capacity.’ It added: ‘WTT and HKBN's enterprise solution business are highly complementary given WTT's focus on larger corporate clients and HKBN's focus on SME clients.’
          Ini 2 Pemain yang Disiapkan Jadi Pengganti Ezra Walian di Timnas Indonesia U-23      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

- Bima Sakti mengakui kalau Timnas Indonesia U-23 yang akan berlaga pada Asian Games 2018 tak akan memusingkan absennya Ezra Walian. Menurut asisten Luis Milla itu, Indonesia masih memiliki dua pemain untuk menghuni lini depan.

Ezra Walian tak bisa membela Timnas Indonesia U-23 pada Asian Games 2018. Padahal, namanya masuk 23 pemain yang dipanggil Luis Milla untuk menjalani pemusatan latihan.

Keputusan mundur dari pemanggilan Timnas Indonesia U-23 proyeksi Asian Games 2018 diambil Ezra karena ingin beradaptasi dengan klub barunya. Seperti diketahui, pemain naturalisasi berusia 20 tahun itu musim ini dipinjamkan Almere City ke RKC Waalwijk.

Mepetnya waktu persiapan Timnas Indonesia U-23 jelang Asian Games 2018 membuat pelatih Luis Milla enggan memanggil nama baru. Menurut Bima Sakti, Luis Milla ingin memanfaatkan pemain-pemain yang mengikuti TC di Bali sebagai pengganti Ezra Walian.

"Pastinya kami tetap menambah pemain yang sebelumnya sudah masuk daftar 30 pemain yang pernah ikut training camp. Jadi, tidak mungkin untuk memanggil pemain baru yang belum pernah bergabung sebelumnya," kata Bima Sakti kepada wartawan di Jakarta, Kamis (9/8/2018).

"Pemain yang akan mengisi posisi Ezra kemungkinan yang mengikuti training camp di Bali. Di situ ada Gavin Kwan dan Ilham Udin yang bisa diposisikan sebagai penyerang kalau memang sangat dibutuhkan," ujar Bima Sakti.

Timnas Indonesia U-23 tergabung di Grup A Asian Games 2018. Mereka berada satu grup dengan Hong Kong, Laos, China Taipei, dan Palestina. Pada pertandingan pertama, Hansamu Yama dkk. akan menjajal kekuatan China Taipei di Stadion Patriot, Bekasi, Minggu (12/8/2018).


          Liga 1 Tak Akan Ganggu Timnas Indonesia pada Asian Games 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

- PSSI melalui Ratu Tisha memastikan kalau pertandingan pekan ke-20 Gojek Liga 1 bersama Bukalapak tak akan mengganggu persiapan timnas Indonesia U-23 yang akan berlaga pada Asian Games 2018. Ratu Tisha juga mengonfirmasi kalau laga-laga pekan ke-20 akan tetap berjalan sesuai jadwal. 

 

Cabang olahraga sepak bola pada Asian Games 2018 dimulai pada Jumat (10/8/2018). Adapun Timnas Indonesia U-23 baru bertanding pada 12 Agustus 2018.

Sementara itu, pekan ke-20 Liga 1 2018 bergulir pada 10-13 Agustus. Ratu Tisha menyebut sembilan pertandingan tersebut tetap digelar sebelum libur Asian Games selama sebulan.

Sedangkan untuk pertandingan Piala Indonesia akan diselipkan di antara laga-laga Timnas Indonesia U-23 pada Asian Games.

"Jadwal Liga 1 tidak ada yang bentrok dengan Timnas Indonesia karena selesai tanggal 13 Agustus," kata Ratu Tisha kepada wartawan di Jakarta, Kamis (9/8/2018).

"Untuk Piala Indonesia, hanya tersisa beberapa pertandingan saja, memang harus kita lewati. Namun, memang Piala Indonesia kami akan dilangsungkan di sela-sela waktu. Sebab, itu bukan suatu yang berkesinambungan yang per pekan ada pertandingan. Kami pastikan itu bisa terkoordinasi dengan baik," ujar Ratu Tisha.

Timnas Indonesia U-23 tergabung di Grup A Asian Games 2018 bersama Hong Kong, Laos, China Taipei, Palestina. Pada pertandingan pembuka, pasukan Garuda Muda akan menghadapi China Taipei di Stadion Patriot Candrabhaga, Bekasi, Minggu malam (12/8/2018) WIB.


          Basket Putra Asian Games 2018: Korsel Waspadai Tiongkok dan Iran      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Liputan6.com, Paju - Timnas basket putra Korea Selatan (Korsel) jadi salah satu favorit juara di Asian Games 2018. Namun, ada dua tim yang dinilai bisa menjegal langkah mereka. Dua tim itu adalah Tiongkok dan Iran.

Bicara medali emas Asian Games 2018, sudah empat kali Korsel merebutnya. Sukses itu didapat pada Asian Games 1970, 1982, 2002, dan 2014 saat mereka jadi tuan rumah. Di kancah Asia, mereka juga jadi salah satu tim yang disegani.

Dalam enam edisi terakhir Kejuaraan FIBA Asia, mereka empat kali mengamankan posisi ketiga. Meski begitu, bukan berarti Korsel merasa jemawa soal persaingan di Asian Games 2018. Ada beberapa tim yang bisa menggagalkan ambisi Korsel untuk mempertahankan medali emas.

"Kami percaya Tiongkok dan Iran akan benar-benar kuat. Kami harus memfokuskan pertahanan. Saya selalu menekankan pentingnya pertahanan dan menjaga konsentrasi. Kami adalah tim yang lebih lemah ketimbang Tiongkok dan Iran," kata Hur Jae, pelatih basket putra Korsel, dilansir Yonhap News.

Kebetulan, Iran pula yang jadi lawan Korsel pada laga final Asian Games 2018. Meski merebut medali emas, Korsel mendapatkan perlawanan sengit. Status juara baru bisa diamankan dengan keunggulan 79-77 atas Iran.

 

Bawa Skuat Terbaik

Kali ini, Korsel akan memulai perjuangannya dari Grup A yang dihuni tuan rumah Indonesia, Mongolia, dan Thailand. Untuk tingkat ini, tak akan sulit bagi Korsel merebut status penguasa Grup A karena tak ada tim yang mampu menandingi kehebatan mereka.

Di sisi lain, skuat Korsel sendiri terbilang unik. Hur Jae membawa kedua putranya untuk masuk dalam daftar pemain. Mereka adalah Heo Ung dan Heo Hoon. Namun, ia tetap membawa dua pemain veteran sebagai senjata andalan, yakni Kim Sun-hyung dan Lee Jung-hyun.

Di liga saat pemain asing mendominasi, Jung-hyun mampu menempati urutan ketiga dalam daftar pencetak poin terbanyak. Statistiknya 13,9 poin per laga. Sedangkan Sun-hyung, meski sempat diganggu cedera, ia berada di belakang Jung-hyun dalam daftar pemain lokal dengan poin terbanyak.

"Setiap orang harus berjuang, tapi Kim Sun-hyung dan Lee Jung-hyun harus jadi pemimpin," jelas Hur Jae. Korsel sendiri akan memulai petualangannya dengan melawan Indonesia pada 14 Agustus. Dua hari kemudian, mereka melawan Mongolia dan Thailand pada 22 Agustus.

Pembagian Grup Basket Putra

Grup A: Korsel, Mongolia, Indonesia, Thailand

Grup B: Iran, Filipina, Siria, Uni Emirat Arab

Grup C: Jepang, Qatar, Taiwan, Hong Kong

Grup D: Tiongkok, Kazakhstan, Palestina


          Asian Festival (5th Knox Asian Festival)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
5th Knoxville Asian Festival
Aug 26th 2018, 11AM – 6PM, Market Square
Register your email to get a reminder in August & Win Door Prizes
Register at https://www.knoxasianfestival.com
Join us for a day of fun!

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(Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, India, Burma, Korea, China, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan)

Kids Asian World
(Athletic Day, YMCA) (Kids Dance, Bon Odori) (Kids Bounce House)

Country Street to learn about Asian Countries
(Passport program open to kids and adults to visit each Country)
Japanese Drum Group from Disney World (Epcot, Orlando), Costume Parade, Korean Dance, Chinese Musician, Vietnam Dance, Thailand Traditional Dance, Indian Dance, Philippines Dance, Taiwan Dance, Martial Arts, Hawaii Hula dance, Lion/Dragon Dance (professional team from Orlando, FL), Tea Ceremony, Bonsai exhibition, Cosplay contest, Asian Arts Street

Knoxville’s Sister City Muroran City (Japan) Mayor and delegation are here this year!

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          The 100 best science fiction movies of all time, according to critics      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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At its best, science fiction can present a captivating, inventive picture of societal trends and flaws.

The Metacritic data we compiled here to track the most critically acclaimed sci-fi movies of all time traces a lineage of great films from Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" to the Tom Cruise-led "Minority Report" and Spike Jonze's "Her."

The resulting list includes all of the highest rated movies that feature a "sci-fi" tag on the site, which turned out to be a wide-ranging categorization. 

Here are the 100 best science fiction movies of all time, according to critics: 

100. "Movement and Location" (2015)

Brooklyn Film

Critic score: 74/100

User score: 8.6/10

What critics said: "Despite its sci-fi hook, 'Movement and Location' turns out to be a surprisingly resonant film about how impossible it is for most people — no matter their cosmic time zone — to carve out a life that's emotionally honest." — Village Voice



99. "Serenity" (2005)

Universal

Critic score: 74/100

User score: 8.4/10

What critics said: "As challenging as it must have been to pilot Joss Whedon's space opera from the TV junk pile to the big screen, the finished product is a triumph." — San Francisco Chronicle



98. "Inception" (2010)

Warner Bros.

Critic score: 74/100

User score: 8.8/10

What critics said: "As engrossing and logic-resistant as the state of dreaming it seeks to replicate, Christopher Nolan's audacious new creation demands further study to fully absorb the multiple, simultaneous stories Nolan finagles into one narrative experience." — Entertainment Weekly



97. "Twelve Monkeys" (1996)

Universal

Critic score: 74/100

User score: 8.9/10

What critics said: "Gilliam, along with the gifted cinematographer Roger Pratt and production designer Jeffrey Beecroft, fashions a disturbing and dazzling lost world." — Rolling Stone



96. "Thelma" (2017)

The Orchard

Critic score: 74/100

User score: 7.9/10

What critics said: "A moody, mannered, and lingering coming-of-age story with a Stephen King-like twist." — Boston Globe



95. "Okja" (2017)

Netflix

Critic score: 75/100

User score: 7.4/10

What critics said: "The picture, which never stops moving, is dense with information and feeling. Barbs of satire pop up and are washed away on streams of strong emotion. It’s all marvelously preposterous and yet, at the same time, something important is at stake." — The New York Times



94. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (2014)

20th Century Fox

Critic score: 75/100

User score: 8.4/10

What critics said: "The first Marvel movie to truly embrace comics-style storytelling. " — The AV Club



93. "Captain America: Civil War" (2016)

Marvel Studios

Critic score: 75/100

User score: 8.2/10

What critics said: "Kudos to the Russo brothers, Joe and Anthony, for directing the hostilities for maximum impact and without neglecting character. Their thundering epic is also smart, snappy, politically savvy and blessedly fast on its feet." — Rolling Stone



92. "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991)

TriStar Pictures

Critic score: 75/100

User score: 9.1/10

What critics said: "'T2' features bigger, bolder, more energetic action sequences than its predecessor." — ReelViews



91. "Attack the Block" (2011)

Screen Gems

Critic score: 75/100

User score: 7.2/10

What critics said: "There's a vaguely Spielbergian quality to Cornish's skill at balancing the sense of shared adventure with genuine danger." — The Hollywood Reporter



90. "THX 1138" (1971)

Warner Bros.

Critic score: 75/100

User score: 6.6/10

What critics said: "Testament to the emergence of a visually masterful filmmaker, capable of ingenious, low-tech special effects." — The Washington Post



89. "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1978)

United Artists

Critic score: 75/100

User score: 8/10

What critics said: "Set at the intersection of post-Vietnam paranoia and the myopic introspection that became hippiedom's most lasting cultural contribution, the Philip Kaufman-directed 'Invasion' alternates social commentary with impeccably crafted scares." — The AV Club



88. "Repo Man" (1984)

Universal Pictures

Critic score: 75/100

User score: 8.5/10

What critics said: "The real thing. It's a sneakily rude, truly zany farce that treats its lunatic characters with a solemnity that perfectly matches the way in which they see themselves." — The New York Times



87. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" (2013)

Lionsgate

Critic score: 76/100

User score: 7.9/10

What critics said: "Very few people will take in this spectacle of a society amusing itself to death, of 'reality games' and the vapid media hysteria that surrounds them, and not draw a parallel to our own televised bread and circuses. At its best, 'Catching Fire' is a blockbuster that bites the culture that made it." — Boston Globe



86. "Birdboy: The Forgotten Children" (2017)

Studio 4C

Critic score: 76/100

User score: 9.5/10

What critics said: "'Birdboy: The Forgotten Children' is its own unique, damaged creature." — Village Voice



85. "Ghost in the Shell" (1996)

YouTube

Critic score: 76/100

User score: 8.7/10

What critics said: "Technically, 'Ghost in the Shell' is astonishing, not only for its smooth meld of cell animation and state-of-the-art computer animation, but also for its imaginative storytelling and mood-setting (thanks to an eerie, non-thumping score by Kenji Kawai)." — The Washington Post



84. "10 Cloverfield Lane" (2016)

Paramount

Critic score: 76/100

User score: 7.7/10

What critics said: "Not an outright 'Cloverfield' sequel but rather, as Abrams has put it, a 'spiritual successor.' It’s also a better movie, one with a sense of humor about itself and its genre." — Time



83. "Wonder Woman" (2017)

Warner Bros.

Critic score: 76/100

User score: 7.7/10

What critics said: "In the recent flood of superhero movies, several have managed to be quite good — but Wonder Woman ranks as one of the few great ones." — The Wrap



82. "World on a Wire" (1973)

Janus Films

Critic score: 76/100

User score: N/A

What critics said: "'World on a Wire' is the discovery of the season, rarely screened in America but very much a key chapter in Fassbinder's story--a step toward bigger budgets and slicker production values, yet clarifying of his core artistic legacy." — Time Out



81. "Midnight Special" (2016)

Warner Bros.

Critic score: 76/100

User score: 6.8/10

What critics said: "The most haunting part of this riskily earnest film isn’t the unmentionable effects coup of its grand finale, but the quieter beats, all in close-up, that comprise its coda: atomised, spent, and sad." — The Telegraph



80. "Escape from New York" (1981)

Escape from New York screencap

Critic score: 76/100

User score: N/A 

What critics said: "It's a toughly told, very tall tale, one of the best escape (and escapist) movies of the season." — The New York Times



79. "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014)

Marvel

Critic score: 76/100

User score: 8.5/10

What critics said: "Overall, the writers have crafted a well-articulated universe with distinct settings and relatable, compelling characters devoted to a thrilling quest for redemption." — The Hollywood Reporter



78. "Logan" (2017)

Fox

Critic score: 77/100

User score: 8.4/10

What critics said: "'Logan' is the rare blockbuster that could be a game-changer. It will certainly change the way we look at other superhero movies and how history judges the entire MCU and DC Universe of films." — RogerEbert.com



77. "Westworld" (1973)

MGM

Critic score: 77/100

User score: 7.1/10

What critics said: "An excellent film, which combines solid entertainment, chilling topicality, and superbly intelligent serio-comic story values. Michael Crichton's original script is as superior as his direction." — Variety



76. "Evolution" (2016)

IFC

Critic score: 77/100

User score: 6.5/10

What critics said: "Cloaked in a mystifying atmosphere and possessed by a transfixing, amorphous mood, Lucile Hadzihalilovic's 'Evolution' is a beautifully strange hybrid of innocence and disturbance." — The Playlist



75. "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior" (1982)

Warner Bros.

Critic score: 77/100

User score: 8.7/10

What critics said: "The experience is frightening, sometimes disgusting, and (if the truth be told) exhilarating. This is very skillful filmmaking, and 'Mad Max 2' is a movie like no other." — Chicago Sun-Times



74. "WarGames" (1983)

MGM

Critic score: 77/100

User score: 9/10

What critics said: "A terrifically exciting story charged by an irresistible idea: an extra-smart kid can get the world into a whole lot of trouble that it also takes the same extra-smart kid to rescue it from." — Variety



73. "Sleeper" (1973)

Critic score: 77/100

User score: N/A

What critics said: "In his fourth movie, Allen comes into his own as a filmmaker, providing us with the comedy of the year." — New York Magazine



72. "2046" (2005)

Sony Pictures Classic

Critic score: 78/100

User score: 7.4/10

What critics said: "There are many places a visitor may go astray in '2046' -- places where the filmmaker appears to be a bit at loose ends too. Still, Wong's invitation -- 'Let's get lost' -- is irresistible." — Entertainment Weekly



71. "Ex Machina" (2015)

A24

Critic score: 78/100

User score: 7.9/10

What critics said: "With a stellar cast and seductive look, 'Ex Machina' is a sleek contraption for capturing our imagination." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch



70. "A Clockwork Orange" (1971)

Warner Bros.

Critic score: 78/100

User score: 7.9/10

What critics said: "It seems to me that by describing horror with such elegance and beauty, Kubrick has created a very disorienting but human comedy, not warm and lovable, but a terrible sum- up of where the world is at." — The New York Times



69. "Under the Skin" (2014)

YouTube screencap

Critic score: 78/100

User score: 6.8/10

What critics said: "At times the film is right on the border between mesmerizing and narcotizing, but it casts an otherworldly spell." — New York Magazine



68. "Godzilla" (1954)

DCA

Critic score: 78/100

User score: 8.5/10

What critics said: "Not that Honda's original 'Godzilla' is a message movie first and foremost. It's a horror flick, and an ingenious one at that, with visual effects so vivid that gimmicky spin-offs became an enduring staple of popular film." — Christian Science Monitor



67. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" (2014)

20th Century Fox

Critic score: 79/100

User score: 8.2/10

What critics said: "Dynamite entertainment, especially in the rousing first hour." — Rolling Stone



66. "Iron Man" (2008)

Marvel

Critic score: 79/100

User score: 8.5/10

What critics said: "When it's idling in neutral, and we're watching Stark putter in his workshop or seduce unsuspecting journalists, 'Iron Man' abounds in that rarest of superpowers: charm." — Slate



65. "Jodorowsky's Dune" (2014)

Youtube

Critic score: 79/100

User score: 8.3/10

What critics said: "Director Pavich, his first time at bat, has crafted an unalloyed pleasure of a documentary, especially for those of us who care about 'Dune,' about sci-fi, and about the value and power of creative passion." — The Playlist



64. "Annihilation" (2018)

Paramount Pictures

Critic score: 79/100

User score: 7.2/10

What critics said: "'Annihilation' is a portentous movie, and a cerebral one. It’s gorgeous and immersive, but distancing. It’s exciting more in its sheer ambition and its distinctiveness than in its actual action." — The Verge



63. "The Fly" (1986)

20th Century Fox

Critic score: 79/100

User score: 8.1/10

What critics said: "David Cronenberg's 'The Fly' is that absolute rarity of the '80s: a film that is at once a pure, personal expression and a superbly successful commercial enterprise." — Chicago Tribune



62. "Planet of the Apes" (1968)

20th Century Fox

Critic score: 79/100

User score: 9.0/10

What critics said: "A film rich with unforgettable imagery, killer lines and physical thrills." — Empire



61. "Time Bandits" (1981)

AVCO Embassy Pictures

Critic score: 79/100

User score: 5/10

What critics said: "Parents may not approve of this dark, violent 1981 children's film, which is what makes it such a good one. The film is resolutely, passionately antiadult, yet much of the humor has an adult sophistication and edge to it; this is one kids' movie that doesn't condescend." — Chicago Reader



60. "Minority Report" (2002)

20th Century Fox

Critic score: 80/100

User score: 7.0/10

What critics said: "This is the kind of pure entertainment that, in its fullness and generosity, feels almost classic." — San Francisco Chronicle



59. "The Survivalist" (2017)

IFC

Critic score: 80/100

User score: 6.8/10

What critics said: "Impressively lean and rigidly controlled, 'The Survivalist' achieves, at times, the primitive allure of a silent movie." — The New York Times



58. "The Endless" (2018)

Well Go USA

Critic score: 80/100

User score: 7.4/10

What critics said: "If you have a good idea, a strong cast, a smart script, and directorial chops, you don't need a lot of money to make a compelling movie. 'The Endless' is proof." — RogerEbert.com



57. "Incredibles 2" (2018)

Disney

Critic score: 80/100

User score: 8.2/10

What critics said: "This follow-up is every bit the start-to-finish sensation as the original, and you'll be happy to know that Bird's subversive spirit is alive and thriving." — Rolling Stone



56. "Melancholia" (2011)

Zentropa

Critic score: 80/100

User score: 6.5/10

What critics said: "Nutty Danish provocateur Lars von Trier -- long one of the most annoying filmmakers on the planet -- turns out one of the year's most emotionally resonant art movies." — New York Post



55. "Superman" (1978)

Warner Bros.

Critic score: 80/100

User score: 7.8/10

What critics said: "Manages to capture the pure heart and spirit of this comic book Americana." — Empire



54. "The Martian" (2015)

Aidan Monaghan

Critic score: 80/100

User score: 8.0/10

What critics said: "Scott's sci-fi adventure is the kind of film you leave the theater itching to tell your friends to see. Like 'Apollo 13' and 'Gravity,' it turns science and problem solving into an edge-of-your-seat experience." — Entertainment Weekly



53. "Sorry to Bother You" (2018)

Annapurna

Critic score: 81/100

User score: 7.1/10

What critics said: "Mr. Riley isn’t constructing yet another postmodern playhouse out of borrowings and allusions. He’s building a raft, and steering it straight into the foaming rapids of racism, economic injustice and cultural conflict." — The New York Times



52. "Paprika" (2007)

Sony Pictures Classics

Critic score: 81/100

User score: 8.1/10

What critics said: "It happens to be one of the most wildly (and disturbingly) inventive animated films I've seen." — Newsweek



51. "District 9" (2009)

Sony

Critic score: 81/100

User score: 8.1/10

What critics said: "A memorable, monstrous fable that's consistently gripping." — New York Daily News



50. "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" (2015)

Disney/Lucasfilm

Critic score: 81/100

User score: 6.9/10

What critics said: "What a beautiful, thrilling, joyous, surprising and heart-thumping adventure this is." — Chicago Sun-Times



49. "The World's End" (2013)

Laurie Sparham / Focus Features

Critic score: 81/100

User score: 7.9/10

What critics said: "What 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz' did for zombie and cop flicks 'The World's End' does for sci-fi fatalism, respecting its doomsday tropes while presenting them with cheeky wit and a refreshing strategy of sensory underload." — Tampa Bay Times



48. "Battle Royale" (2000)

Anchor Bay Films

Critic score: 81/100

User score: 8.0/10

What critics said: "American fans of 'The Hunger Games' may not embrace - or even be permitted to see - 'Battle Royale,' which is too bad. It is in many ways a better movie and in any case a fascinating companion, drawn from a parallel cultural universe. It is a lot uglier and also, perversely, a lot more fun." — The New York Times



47. "Upstream Color" (2013)

ERBP

Critic score: 81/100

User score: 7.0/10

What critics said: "Part science fiction scare movie, part offbeat romance, part completely unclassifiable, 'Color' is also one-man filmmaking of a remarkable sort." — Los Angeles Times



46. "Little Shop of Horrors" (1986)

Warner Bros.

Critic score: 81/100

User score: 7.7/10

What critics said: "This is the kind of movie that cults are made of, and after 'Little Shop' finishes its first run, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see it develop into a successor to 'Rocky Horror Show,' as one of those movies that fans want to include in their lives." — San Francisco Chronicle



45. "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (1976)

Cinema 5

Critic score: 81/100

User score: 6.9/10

What critics said: "It may be time to stop calling Nicolas Roeg's sexed-up sci-fi film that vaguely demeaning term - a cult classic - and start addressing it as what it is: the most intellectually provocative genre film of the 1970s." — Time Out



44. "Arrival" (2016)

Paramount

Critic score: 81/100

User score: 8.1/10

What critics said: "Such a beautiful and thought-provoking film that it almost singlehandedly makes up for every bad aliens-coming-to-Earth film you’ve ever seen. Yes, even 'Independence Day: Resurgence.'" — USA Today



43. "Blade Runner 2049" (2017)

Warner Bros.

Critic score: 81/100

User score: 8.2/10

What critics said: "Stands with the likes of 'The Godfather Part II' and 'Terminator 2' and 'Aliens' as a sequel worthy of the original classic." — Chicago Sun-Times



42. "Isle of Dogs" (2018)

Fox Searchlight

Critic score: 82/100

User score: 8.1/10

What critics said: "The film is not only hilariously entertaining, but also firmly in the tradition of such political parables as George Orwell's 'Animal Farm.'" — St. Louis Post-Dispatch



41. "Marjorie Prime" (2017)

FilmRise

Critic score: 82/100

User score: 7.3/10

What critics said: "The sci-fi chamber drama 'Marjorie Prime' is exquisite — beautiful, intense, shivering with empathy." — New York Magazine



40. "A Quiet Place" (2018)

Paramount Pictures

Critic score: 82/100

User score: 7.5/10

What critics said: "As a celebration of the physical expressiveness and visual storytelling of silent cinema, 'A Quiet Place' speaks volumes without a word being uttered." — The Washington Post



39. "Star Trek" (2009)

Paramount

Critic score: 82/100

User score: 7.9/10

What critics said: "In the pop high it delivers, this is the greatest prequel ever made." — Boston Globe



38. "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968)

MGM

Critic score: 82/100

User score: 6.9/10

What critics said: "With '2001,' Stanley Kubrick proved that a sci-fi movie could be philosophical rather than pulpy, profound rather than pedantic." — Premiere



37. "The Lobster" (2016)

A24

Critic score: 82/100

User score: 6.9/10

What critics said: "A wickedly funny protest against societal preference for nuclear coupledom that escalates, by its own sly logic, into a love story of profound tenderness and originality." — Variety



36. "Face/Off" (1997)

Paramount

Critic score: 82/100

User score: 8.8/10

What critics said: "Face/Off is a summer movie extraordinaire: violent, imaginative, crazily funny and, oddly moving. Hollywood has finally wised up and let Hong Kong auteur John Woo strut his stuff in all its undiluted, over-the-top glory." — Newsweek



35. "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" (1980)

Lucasfilm

Critic score: 82/100

User score: 9.0/10

What critics said: "A stunning successor, a tense and pictorially dazzling science-fiction chase melodrama that sustains two hours of elaborate adventure while sneaking up on you emotionally." — The Washington Post



34. "War for the Planet of the Apes" (2017)

20th Century Fox

Critic score: 82/100

User score: 8.1/10

What critics said: "There is a scene toward the end of 'War for the Planet of the Apes' that is as vivid and haunting as anything I’ve seen in a Hollywood blockbuster in ages, a moment of rousing and dreadful cinematic clarity that I don’t expect to shake off any time soon." — The New York Times



33. "Alien" (1979)

20th Century Fox

Critic score: 83/100

User score: 8.9/10

What critics said: "I recognize how few horror movies I've seen before or since that ever manage to capture such a tangible feeling of menace." — Salon



32. "Spider-Man 2" (2004)

Columbia Pictures

Critic score: 83/100

User score: 8.6/10

What critics said: "A masterpiece of pop filmmaking -- a fantastic, exuberant entertainment that manages to be both sleek and substantial without being patronizing." — Miami Herald



31. "Avatar" (2009)

Fox

Critic score: 83/100

User score: 7.5/10

What critics said: "A quantum leap in movie magic; watching it, I began to understand how people in 1933 must have felt when they saw 'King Kong.'" — Chicago Reader



30. "Snowpiercer" (2014)

http://snowpiercer-film.com/

Critic score: 84/100

User score: 7.1/10

What critics said: "Politically provocative and visually spectacular 'Snowpiercer' - the best action film of 2014, and probably the best film, period." — Salon



29. "The Terminator" (1984)

Orion Pictures via YouTube

Critic score: 84/100

User score: 7.2/10

What critics said: "From the slam-bang direction to the relentless pace to the not-a-word-wasted dialogue and even the driving synth score, everything else about The Terminator just works." — Time Out



28. "Looper" (2012)

Sony Pictures

Critic score: 84/100

User score: 8.2/10

What critics said: "A remarkable feat of imagination and execution, entertaining from start to finish, even as it asks the audience to contemplate how and why humanity keeps making the same rotten mistakes." — The AV Club



27. "Aliens" (1986)

20th Century Fox

Critic score: 84/100

User score: 9.0/10

What critics said: "Tautly paced and expertly directed, this roller coaster ride of a motion picture offers a little bit of everything, all wrapped up in a tidy science fiction/action package." — ReelViews



26. "Children of Men" (2006)

Universal

Critic score: 84/100

User score: 8.4/10

What critics said: "It's a work of art that deserves a space cleared for its angry, nervous beauty." — Entertainment Weekly



25. "Holy Motors" (2012)

Indomina Group

Critic score: 84/100

User score: 7.5/10

What critics said: "An electrifying, confounding, what-the-hell-just-happened exercise in unbounded imagination, unapologetic theatricality, bravura acting and head-over-heels movie-love." — The Washington Post



24. "The Iron Giant" (1999)

Warner Bros. via MovieClips

Critic score: 85/100

User score: 8.9/10

What critics said: "Remarkably unassuming, genuinely playful, and superbly executed, 'The Iron Giant' towers over the cartoon landscape." — The Village Voice



23. "The Host" (2007)

Magnolia Pictures

Critic score: 85/100

User score: 6.8/10

What critics said: "A great piece of filmmaking and a legitimate science-fiction/horror classic." — San Francisco Chronicle



22. "Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi" (2017)

LucasFilm/Disney

Critic score: 85/100

User score: 4.5/10

What critics said: "Easily its most exciting iteration in decades — the first flat-out terrific “Star Wars” movie since 1980’s 'The Empire Strikes Back.'" — Los Angeles Times



21. "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind" (1985)

Toei Inc.

Critic score: 86/100

User score: N/A

What critics said: "Hayao Miyazaki’s animated adventure, from 1984, is a magnificent anomaly—a rousing vision of scorched earth." — The New Yorker



20. "Back to the Future" (1985)

Universal Pictures

Critic score: 87/100

User score: 9.0/10

What critics said: "There aren't many films we'd describe as perfect, but Robert Zemeckis's oh-so-'80s time travel tale fits the bill." — Time Out



19. "Superman II" (1981)

Warner Bros.

Critic score: 87/100

User score: 6.6/10

What critics said: "A stylish, well-paced film with a good variety of moods and moves." — Time



18. "Black Panther" (2018)

Disney

Critic score: 88/100

User score: 6.7/10

What critics said: "Believe the hype: Black Panther transcends its comic-book origins, achieving a mythic grandeur that’s nothing short of exhilarating." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch



17. "Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut" (2004)

Newmarket Films

Critic score: 88/100

User score: 8.9/10

What critics said: "A ferociously creative 1985 black comedy filled with wild tonal contrasts, swarming details, and unfettered visual invention--every shot carries a charge of surprise and delight." — Chicago Reader



16. "Brazil" (1985)

Universal

Critic score: 88/100

User score: 8.9/10

What critics said: "A ferociously creative 1985 black comedy filled with wild tonal contrasts, swarming details, and unfettered visual invention--every shot carries a charge of surprise and delight." — Chicago Reader



15. "Blade Runner" (1982)

Warner Bros.

Critic score: 89/100

User score: 8.8/10

What critics said: "At once the most realistic and beautifully choreographed film ever set in space, 'Gravity' is a thrillingly

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          Very critical need to upgrade LTAPP: Tourism exco      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government expects the number of users of the Penang International Airport (LTAPP) to increase to 7.8 million this year, with the need to upgrade very critical.

State Tourism Development, Heritage, Culture and Arts Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin said LTAPP's passenger capacity was only 6.5 million a year, but the figure was achieved with a total passenger movements of 6.7 million.

He said 7.2 million passengers were recorded last year using LTAPP with an increase of 8.2% compared to the previous year.

"With increased tourist arrivals every year, there is a critical need to upgrade LTAPP," he said during the winding-up session of the Penang State Assembly, here today.

He said the state government welcomed the federal government's announcement to enlarge LTAPP as well as creating a low-cost carrier terminal in collaboration with AirAsia.

Last Monday, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced that Penang would receive a low-cost carrier terminal as a result of a cooperation with AirAsia.

Yeoh said the state government would focus on efforts to increase the number of direct flights to Penang and also the frequency of flights.

He said the state government had managed to secure five direct routes this year including from Doha through Qatar Airways, Bandar Acheh via Malindo Airline, Jakarta via Citilink, Hanoi via AirAsia and Phuket via AirAsia.

"In addition, the frequencies of several direct flights continue to be increased this year, including from Hong Kong, Bangkok, Doha and Guangzhou," he said.

Meanwhile, Yeoh said tourism based on business programmes or Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions were one of Penang's major tourism industries.

In 2017, Penang hosted 2,511 programmes involving 267,518 participants and utilising 457,806 rooms a night ... these figures have contributed to an estimated economic impact of over RM1 billion for tourism based on business programmes, he said.

Hence, he said the Penang government would continue its efforts to attract more international programmes to the state. — Bernama
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The US has said it will impose fresh sanctions on Russia after determining it used nerve agent against a Russian former double agent living in the UK. Sergei Skripal, and his daughter were poisoned on the 4th of March. This is a surprise, according to Chris Weafer, head of Macro-Advisory, a Moscow-based consulting firm that specialises in foreign investment in Russia. Another round of retaliatory trade tariffs was announced this week - Washington first, then Beijing responding - with 25 per cent tariffs on 16 billion dollars worth of goods. So how are the markets responding? Susan Schmidt, senior portfolio manager at the Dallas-based Westwood Holdings Group, explains. California's biggest wildfire on record is expected to burn for the rest of the month. To understand the why we hear from Dr William Stewart, a Forest Management specialist at the University of California Berkeley. All this and more discussed with our two guests throughout the show: Ralph Silva of the Silva Research Network in Toronto. And Tom Wright of the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong. (Photo: British military work close to the bench where Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found critically ill in Salisbury. Credit: Getty Images.)
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          LENDY Cowes Week Preview      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
J/70s at Cowes Week(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- Cowes Week is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events and is a key highlight of the British sporting summer. It has been held in early August every year since 1826, except during the two world wars.

Traditionally, Cowes Week takes place after Glorious Goodwood and before the Glorious Twelfth (the first day of the grouse shooting season)- occasionally the traditional dates are changed to ensure optimum racing, taking account of the tides, of course.  Over the years, the event has attracted British and foreign royalty, and many famous faces.

The event offers a great mix of competitive sailing and social activities. The 8,500 competitors range from Olympic and World-Class professionals to weekend sailors. In excess of 100,000 spectators come to watch the sailing, enjoy the parties and live entertainment, and to experience the unique atmosphere. It is genuinely a one-of-a-kind event.

The 2018 edition of the annual LENDY Cowes Week Regatta will take place from August 4th to 11th on the amazingly challenging and capricious Solent. It has been extremely popular for J/Teams across not only the United Kingdom and Ireland, but across Europe as well. 

J/70s sailing off Cowes, EnglandThe largest J/fleet will again be the J/70 class, with thirty-eight entries sailing the four-day short series.  Virtually all the top U.K. teams are in attendance, since it marks a critical part of the UK J/70 National Series.  Those teams include Terence O’Neill’s AQUA J, Paul Wards’ EAT SLEEP J REPEAT, Martin Dent’s JELVIS, Simon Cavey’s JUST4PLAY, Peter Harrison’s SORCHA J, Tony Hanlon’s SPITFIRE, and Jack Davies’ YETI.

The nine-boat J/80 class has a cast of new characters in their midst, such as Mike Lewis’ JESTER, Fiona & Malcolm Thorpe’s KING LOUIE, Chris Body’s MOCKINGJAY, and Richard Powell’s PURPLE HAZE.

Amongst the eighteen entries for the J/109 class are a number of familiar faces that have been near the top of the class leaderboard over time, such as Roger Phillips’ DESIGNSTAR, Simon Perry’s JIRAFFE, John Smart’s JUKEBOX, Chris Sharples & Rick Acland’s JUMPING JELLYFISH, Chris Burleigh’s JYBE TALKIN’, and Nick Southward/ John Scott/ Andrew Christie’s Hong Kong-based crew on TEAM WHISKEY JACK.

J/111 sailing fast on SolentThe IRC 2 Class of twenty-three entries has three J/111s (Tony Mack’s McFLY, Chris Jones & Louise Makin’s JOURNEYMAKER II, & Simon Bamford’s KESTREL), three J/122s (Tony Coleman’s JOLLY JELLYFISH, Marc Vercruysee’s Belgian ZUMEX, & Chris Daniel’s JUNO), and Christian Reynold’s J/120 PERFORMANCE YACHT RACING SUNSET.

With two-dozen entries, the IRC 4 Class has a few lethal weapons of the 35-foot-plus J/Boats variety.  Three J/112E’s will be doing battle, including past class winner Chaz Ivill’s DAVANTI TYRES, David Franks’ LEON, and Peter Symons’ J’OUVERT.  In addition, three J/105s will also be on the line, such as Ross Farrow’s JACANA, Prof. Roger Williams’ JOS OF HAMBLE, ad Emre Derman’s RED EYE.  Finally, there is Jonty & Vickey Layfield’s J/11S SLEEPER XI and Jules Hall & Nick Elderfield’s J/35 BENGAL MAGIC DISKO TROOPER.

IRC 5 Class has twenty-five entries, including four J/92’s (Alan Macleod & Andy Knowles’ SAMURAI J, David Greenhalgh’s J’RONIMO, Banks Overstall & Searle’s NIGHTJAR, & Mark Waddington’s VAGABOND); four J/97s (Andy & Annie Howe’s BLACKJACK II, Rachel Dave & Robert Hunt’s JUMBLESAIL II, Jim Owens’ JET, and Bob & John Baker’s JAYWALKER); Robin Stevenson’s J/92S UPSTART; and Ed Holton’s J/110 SHADES OF BLUE.

IRC Doublehanded Class will have two J/105s sailing all week- Natalia Jobling’s MOSTLY HARMLESS an Andy Roberts & Bill Edgerley’s JIN TONIC.   For more Lendy Cowes Week sailing informationAdd to Flipboard Magazine.

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You could mail it to family or friends abroad, have them mail to and receive from the TECO, send it back to you with the visa, then take the kids and board a flight to Hong Kong, flying back the same day, to get their visas stamped.

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          Ini 2 Pemain yang Disiapkan Jadi Pengganti Ezra Walian di Timnas Indonesia U-23      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

- Bima Sakti mengakui kalau Timnas Indonesia U-23 yang akan berlaga pada Asian Games 2018 tak akan memusingkan absennya Ezra Walian. Menurut asisten Luis Milla itu, Indonesia masih memiliki dua pemain untuk menghuni lini depan.

Ezra Walian tak bisa membela Timnas Indonesia U-23 pada Asian Games 2018. Padahal, namanya masuk 23 pemain yang dipanggil Luis Milla untuk menjalani pemusatan latihan.

Keputusan mundur dari pemanggilan Timnas Indonesia U-23 proyeksi Asian Games 2018 diambil Ezra karena ingin beradaptasi dengan klub barunya. Seperti diketahui, pemain naturalisasi berusia 20 tahun itu musim ini dipinjamkan Almere City ke RKC Waalwijk.

Mepetnya waktu persiapan Timnas Indonesia U-23 jelang Asian Games 2018 membuat pelatih Luis Milla enggan memanggil nama baru. Menurut Bima Sakti, Luis Milla ingin memanfaatkan pemain-pemain yang mengikuti TC di Bali sebagai pengganti Ezra Walian.

"Pastinya kami tetap menambah pemain yang sebelumnya sudah masuk daftar 30 pemain yang pernah ikut training camp. Jadi, tidak mungkin untuk memanggil pemain baru yang belum pernah bergabung sebelumnya," kata Bima Sakti kepada wartawan di Jakarta, Kamis (9/8/2018).

"Pemain yang akan mengisi posisi Ezra kemungkinan yang mengikuti training camp di Bali. Di situ ada Gavin Kwan dan Ilham Udin yang bisa diposisikan sebagai penyerang kalau memang sangat dibutuhkan," ujar Bima Sakti.

Timnas Indonesia U-23 tergabung di Grup A Asian Games 2018. Mereka berada satu grup dengan Hong Kong, Laos, China Taipei, dan Palestina. Pada pertandingan pertama, Hansamu Yama dkk. akan menjajal kekuatan China Taipei di Stadion Patriot, Bekasi, Minggu (12/8/2018).


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          Maersk and IBM launch TradeLens blockchain shipping solution      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Maersk and IBM launch TradeLens blockchain shipping solution

AUGUST 9, 2018 — A.P. Moller - Maersk and IBM have moved ahead with their previously announced plan to establish a joint venture to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade by using blockchain technology.

Today, they announced the creation of TradeLens, a blockchain-enabled shipping solution designed to promote more efficient and secure global trade, bringing together various parties to support information sharing and transparency, and spur industry-wide innovation.

As part of the TradeLens early adopter program, IBM and Maersk also announced that 94 organizations are actively involved or have agreed to participate on the TradeLens platform built on open standards.

The TradeLens ecosystem currently includes:

More than 20 port and terminal operators across the globe, including PSA Singapore, International Container Terminal Services Inc, Patrick Terminals, Modern Terminals in Hong Kong, Port of Halifax, Port of Rotterdam, Port of Bilbao, PortConnect, PortBase, and terminal operators Holt Logistics at the Port of Philadelphia, join the global APM Terminals' network in piloting the solution.

This accounts for approximately 234 marine gateways worldwide that have or will be actively participating on TradeLens.

Pacific International Lines (PIL) have joined Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd as global container carriers participating in the solution.

Customs authorities in the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Australia and Peru are participating, along with customs brokers Ransa and Güler & Dinamik.

Participation among beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) has grown to include Torre Blanca / Camposol and Umit Bisiklet.

Freight forwarders, transportation and logistics companies including Agility, CEVA Logistics, DAMCO, Kotahi, PLH Trucking Company, Ancotrans and WorldWide Alliance are also currently participating.

TradeLens uses IBM Blockchain technology as the foundation for digital supply chains, empowering multiple trading partners to collaborate by establishing a single shared view of a transaction without compromising details, privacy or confidentiality. Shippers, shipping lines, freight forwarders, port and terminal operators, inland transportation and customs authorities can interact more efficiently through real-time access to shipping data ad shipping documents, including IoT and sensor data ranging from temperature control to container weight.

Using blockchain smart contracts, TradeLens enables digital collaboration across the multiple parties involved in international trade. The trade document module, released under a beta program and called ClearWay, enables importers/exporters, customs brokers, trusted third parties such as Customs, other government agencies, and NGOs to collaborate in cross-organizational business processes and information exchanges, all backed by a secure, non-repudiable audit trail.

During the 12-month trial, Maersk and IBM worked with dozens of ecosystem partners to identify opportunities to prevent delays caused by documentation errors, information delays, and other impediments. One example demonstrated how TradeLens can reduce the transit time of a shipment of packaging materials to a production line in the United States by 40 percent, avoiding thousands of dollars in cost. Through better visibility and more efficient means of communicating, some supply chain participants estimate they could reduce the steps taken to answer basic operational questions such as "where is my container" from 10 steps and five people to, with TradeLens, one step and one person.

More than 154 million shipping events have been captured on the platform, including data such as arrival times of vessels and container "gate-in", and documents such as customs releases, commercial invoices and bills of lading. This data is growing at a rate of close to one million events per day. Traditionally, some of this data can be shared through the EDI systems commonly used in the supply chain industry but these systems are inflexible, complex, and can't share data in real-time. Too often, companies must still share documents via email attachment, fax and courier. TradeLens can track critical data about every shipment in a supply chain, and offers an immutable record among all parties involved.

"TradeLens uses blockchain technology to create an industry standard for the secure digitization and transmission of supply chain documents around the world," commented Peter Levesque, CEO of Modern Terminals. "This initiative will generate tremendous savings for our industry over time while enhancing global supply chain security. Modern Terminals is pleased to participate as a Network Member in testing this exciting shipping industry innovation."

"As a global logistics provider, CEVA sees a unique opportunity in TradeLens, joining forces with IBM, Maersk and other actors from our industry to promote global standards around an open and neutral solution, delivering on the promise of blockchain. It is an important step in our relentless journey to deliver increased value to all our customers and making business flow," said Christophe Cachat, CIO of CEVA Logistics.

"We believe blockchain can play an important role in digitizing global shipping, an area of the global economy that moves four trillion dollars of goods every year. However, success with the technology rests on a single factor –bringing the entire ecosystem together around a common approach that benefits all participants equally," said Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president, IBM Global Industries, Solutions and Blockchain. "Our work with Maersk and other enterprises in the shipping ecosystem has shown that blockchain can be used to form a strong, connected network in which all members gain by sharing important data and that together we can transform a vital part of how global trade is conducted."

Joint collaboration model to maximize industry adoption

Since announcing the jointly developed solution to digitize global trade in January 2018, and based on feedback from various members of the global supply chain ecosystem who would like to adopt the technology, IBM and Maersk have modified the go to market model and will now deliver their solution through an extension of their pre-existing collaboration agreement instead of a joint venture.

"Our joint collaboration model allows us to better address key feedback from ecosystem participants while ensuring TradeLens interoperability and data protection among Maersk, IBM and all ecosystem participants," said Mike White, TradeLens leader for Maersk. "We strongly believe this will maximize industry adoption."

Standards discussions are actively underway with openshipping.org and work to align the TradeLens APIs with UN/CEFACT standards is in progress. The TradeLens APIs are open and available for developer access and feedback from participants in the platform.

The TradeLens solution is available today through the Early Adopter Program. TradeLens is expected to be fully commercially available by the end of this year.


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          Ini 2 Pemain yang Disiapkan Jadi Pengganti Ezra Walian di Timnas Indonesia U-23      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

- Bima Sakti mengakui kalau Timnas Indonesia U-23 yang akan berlaga pada Asian Games 2018 tak akan memusingkan absennya Ezra Walian. Menurut asisten Luis Milla itu, Indonesia masih memiliki dua pemain untuk menghuni lini depan.

Ezra Walian tak bisa membela Timnas Indonesia U-23 pada Asian Games 2018. Padahal, namanya masuk 23 pemain yang dipanggil Luis Milla untuk menjalani pemusatan latihan.

Keputusan mundur dari pemanggilan Timnas Indonesia U-23 proyeksi Asian Games 2018 diambil Ezra karena ingin beradaptasi dengan klub barunya. Seperti diketahui, pemain naturalisasi berusia 20 tahun itu musim ini dipinjamkan Almere City ke RKC Waalwijk.

Mepetnya waktu persiapan Timnas Indonesia U-23 jelang Asian Games 2018 membuat pelatih Luis Milla enggan memanggil nama baru. Menurut Bima Sakti, Luis Milla ingin memanfaatkan pemain-pemain yang mengikuti TC di Bali sebagai pengganti Ezra Walian.

"Pastinya kami tetap menambah pemain yang sebelumnya sudah masuk daftar 30 pemain yang pernah ikut training camp. Jadi, tidak mungkin untuk memanggil pemain baru yang belum pernah bergabung sebelumnya," kata Bima Sakti kepada wartawan di Jakarta, Kamis (9/8/2018).

"Pemain yang akan mengisi posisi Ezra kemungkinan yang mengikuti training camp di Bali. Di situ ada Gavin Kwan dan Ilham Udin yang bisa diposisikan sebagai penyerang kalau memang sangat dibutuhkan," ujar Bima Sakti.

Timnas Indonesia U-23 tergabung di Grup A Asian Games 2018. Mereka berada satu grup dengan Hong Kong, Laos, China Taipei, dan Palestina. Pada pertandingan pertama, Hansamu Yama dkk. akan menjajal kekuatan China Taipei di Stadion Patriot, Bekasi, Minggu (12/8/2018).


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          Terhambat Proses Naturalisasi, Atlet Hong Kong Batal ke Asian Games 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

INDOSPORT.COM - Asian Games 2018 di Jakarta dan Palembang akan dimulai seminggu lagi. Tetapi sejumlah atlet ternyata masih terkendala dengan urusan non teknis.

Atlet triatlon Hong Kong Oscar Coggins masih berpaspor Inggris walau lahir di Hong Kong. Masalahnya, proses naturalisasi juara Asia dua kali ini menjadi warga Hong Kong tidak bisa terselesaikan dalam waktu singkat.

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          Asian markets mixed as trade spat in focus, oil stabilizes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SEOUL, South Korea — Asian stock markets were mixed on Thursday with Chinese stocks outperforming the region, as investors watched the latest developments on trade. Prices of oil stabilized.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 0.3 percent to 22,584.18 while South Korea's Kospi inched down 0.2 percent to 2,297.62. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index advanced 0.6 percent to 28,533.38. Shanghai Composite Index jumped 1.3 percent to 2,781.06. Australia's S&P-ASX 200 was up 0.5 percent to 6,301.30. Stocks in Taiwan and the Philippines were lower but they were higher in Indonesia and New Zealand.

ANALYST'S TAKE: "Looking at the rhetorical battle between the United States and China recently, it may appear that finding a clue to resolve (the trade war) is impossible," said Lee Seunghoon, an analyst at Meritz Securities Co. in Seoul, South Korea. "But rather than prolonging the trade conflicts, such heated rhetorical battle between the U.S. and China will likely lead to a resumption of negotiations before the U.S. midterm elections." Lee said the actual imposition of additional tariffs by the U.S. on Chinese products could be delayed and concerns about higher consumer prices in the U.S. may discourage President Donald Trump's administration from imposing further tariffs.

TRADE SPAT: The U.S. and China both announced new tariffs. Later this month each country will put a 25 percent tax on $16 billion in goods imported from the other. Both countries placed tariffs on $34 billion in imports earlier this month, and they have threatened much larger tariffs to come. The Trump administration plans to tax Chinese industrial products such as steam turbines and iron girders starting Aug. 23. China's government said it will put tariffs on U.S. goods including cars, crude oil and scrap metal starting on the same date.

WALL STREET: U.S. stock markets finished lower on Wednesday, ending a four-day winning streak. The S&P 500 index dipped 0.75 points to 2,857.70. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 45.16 points, or 0.2 percent, to 25,583.75. The Nasdaq composite rose 4.66 points, or 0.1 percent, to 7,888.33. The Russell 2000 index of smaller stocks lost 1.42 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,686.88.

OIL: Prices of oil stabilized after a sharp fall in the previous session. Benchmark U.S. crude oil added 11 cents to $67.05 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract plunged 3.2 percent to finish at $66.94 a barrel on Wednesday. Brent crude, the standard for international oil prices, gained 25 cents to $72.53 per barrel in London. It fell 3.2 percent to $72.28 a barrel in the previous session.

CURRENCIES: The dollar fell to 110.78 yen from 111.02 yen while the euro rose to $1.1615 from $1.1610.

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          Asian Games 2018 Men's Basketball Free Live Stream, Schedule & Updates | GILAS PILIPINAS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


Photo credit: FIBA / www.fiba.basketball

2018 Asian Games Free Live Stream, Standings, Updates, Schedule, Results & Replay Videos. Check out the full schedule of the 5x5 men's basketball competition in the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018 at the Gelora Bung Karno - Basketball Hall, Jakarta Selatan.


Preliminary Round Groups:
(GROUP A) Korea, Mongolia, Thailand, Indonesia (host)
(GROUP B) Iran, Syria, United Arab Emirates
(GROUP C) Japan, Qatar, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong
(GROUP D) Philippines, China, Kazakhstan


Asian Games 2018 Men's Basketball 5x5 Complete Game Schedule:
(All times are PHT — Philippine Time / Manila is 1 hour ahead of Jakarta)

August 14, 2018 (Tuesday)
PRELIMINARY ROUND
11:00AM - Chinese Taipei vs. Japan
1:30PM - Thailand vs. Mongolia
5:00PM - Hong Kong vs. Qatar
7:30PM - Indonesia vs. Korea

August 16, 2018 (Thursday)
PRELIMINARY ROUND
11:00AM - Gilas Pilipinas vs. Kazakhstan
1:30PM - Syria vs. UAE
5:00PM - Korea vs. Mongolia
7:30PM - Japan vs. Qatar

August 20, 2018 (Monday)
PRELIMINARY ROUND
5:00PM - Chinese Taipei vs. Hong Kong
7:30PM - Indonesia vs. Thailand

August 21, 2018 (Tuesday)
PRELIMINARY ROUND
5:00PM - Gilas Pilipinas vs. China

August 22, 2018 (Wednesday)
PRELIMINARY ROUND
1:30PM - Japan vs. Hong Kong
5:00PM - Iran vs. UAE
7:30PM - Korea vs. Thailand

August 23, 2018 (Thursday)
PRELIMINARY ROUND
5:00PM - Kazakhstan vs. China

August 25, 2018 (Saturday)
PRELIMINARY ROUND
1:30PM - Syria vs. Iran
5:00PM - Qatar vs. Chinese Taipei
7:30PM - Mongolia vs. Indonesia

August 27, 2018 (Monday)
KNOCKOUT QUARTERFINALS
11:00AM - (QF1) A1 vs. D2
1:30PM - (QF2) B1 vs. C2
5:00PM - (QF3) C1 vs. B2
7:30PM - (QF4) D1 vs. A2

August 31, 2018 (Friday)
SEMIFINALS
5:00PM - (SF1)
7:30PM - (SF2)

September 1, 2018 (Saturday)
1:30PM - BRONZE MEDAL Game
7:30PM - GOLD MEDAL Game


Gilas Pilipinas Game Schedule (GROUP D):
August 16, 2018 (11:00AM) Gilas Pilipinas vs. Kazakhstan [LIVE STREAM]
August 21, 2018 (5:00PM) Gilas Pilipinas vs. China [LIVE STREAM]

Gilas Pilipinas lineup: Gabe Norwood (RoS), Chris Tiu (RoS), James Yap (RoS), Beau Belga (RoS), Raymond Almazan (RoS), Maverick Ahanmisi (RoS), Stanley Pringle (GlobalPort), Paul Lee (Magnolia), Christian Standhardinger (SMB), JP Erram (Blackwater), Don Trollano (TNT), Asi Taulava (NLEX), Ricci Rivero (Cadet), Kobe Paras (Cadet). Head Coach: Yeng Guiao | Asst Coach: Caloy Garcia. (NOTE: The final lineup will be cut down to 12 players on August 14)


Photo credit: FIBA / www.fiba.basketball

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          Greenpeace East Asia: Finance Director (Hong Kong / Seoul / Taipei / Beijing)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Months after agreeing a new tie-up in Hong Kong, CMS has increased lawyer headcount in the region after snaring an eight-lawyer team from RPC. Partners Andrew Horton and Steven Wise are leading the move to CMS, which earlier this year struck up a new association with Hong Kong firm Shirley Lau & Co increasing its capacity to offer […]

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          梁家榮禁直播陳浩天演講 港台工會:有干預新聞自由之虞      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


外國記者會(FCC)邀請香港民族黨召集人陳浩天下周二發表演講。廣播處長梁家榮今日在港台例會上,要求港台不可以直播陳浩天演講。香港電台節目製作人員工會晚上發聲明,批評梁家榮一違常態、一鎚定音,對同事構成壓力,有干預新聞自由之虞。 工會的聲明指在今日會議上,梁家榮明言「RTHK should not be used to advocate Hong Kong independence」(香港電台不應用作提倡港獨),下令不能直播演講,可以進行錄影但必須剪輯。有與會者即時表示,憂慮新聞自由底線愈退愈後。 工會認為FCC邀請陳浩天演講一事,連日來備受各大本地及國際傳媒關注,新聞價值不言而喻。而根據《香港電台約章》,港台作為公營廣播機構,應提供開放平台,以不畏懼和不偏私方式交流意見。 聲明指直播與否向來由部門編輯決定,「今次處長一違常態,『一鎚定音』,已對同事構成壓力,有干預新聞自由之虞。」工會又指及早前有傳中聯辦要求封殺劉銳紹等「反中亂港」評論人,要求梁家榮澄清是否有「特別名單」,不歡迎個別人士在港台表達意見。 外國記者會邀請陳浩天下周二發表演講,題目是香港民族主義,連日來備受建制派人士、親共傳媒和政府攻擊。港台今日回覆傳媒查詢時證實,港台例會上梁家榮「提示」公營廣播機構不可以提供平台予任何人士宣傳港獨,陳浩天演講若然內容涉及港獨,港台不可進行直播或轉播。陳浩天批評,做法「打壓新聞自由」。 香港電台節目製作人員工會聲明全文: 傍晚有同業報導,廣播處長梁家榮今早在例行編輯會議,下令不可直播陳浩天8月14日在外國記者會(FCC)的演講。 據了解,會議上有人提問,是否會直播陳浩天演講,並會如何處理。處長明言「RTHK should not be used to advocate Hong Kong independence」,一鎚定音下令不能直播演講。至於其他形式的報導,則視乎如何處理;即是可以錄影,但必須剪輯。有與會者即時表示,憂慮新聞自由底線愈退愈後。 工會認為,FCC邀請陳浩天演講一事,連日來備受各大本地及國際傳媒關注,新聞價值不言而喻。活動本身不止包括陳之演講,尚有答問環節。呈現即時互動,對公眾立體了解事態、保障公眾知情權,有重要影響。 根據《香港電台約章》,雖然處長是總編輯,可作最終決定;但約章同時提到,港台作為公營廣播機構,應提供開放平台,以不畏懼和不偏私方式交流意見。 因此,直播與否,向來由部門編輯決定。今次處長一違常態,「一鎚定音」,已對同事構成壓力,有干預新聞自由之虞。 不久前,傳出收到中聯辦提示封殺劉銳紹等「反中亂港」評論人,加上今次事件,實令員工為新聞自由抹一把汗。工會促請處長澄清,是否有「特別名單」,不歡迎個別人士在港台平台表達意見,並作差別對待。 香港電台節目製作人員工會 2018-08-09
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【19:40新增商經局回覆】 外國記者會(FCC)邀請香港民族黨召集人陳浩天下周二發表演講,題目是香港民族主義,連日來備受建制派人士、親共傳媒和政府攻擊。港台回覆傳媒查詢時證實,港台例會上廣播處長梁家榮「提示」公營廣播機構不可以提供平台予任何人士宣傳港獨,陳浩天演講若然內容涉及港獨,港台不可進行直播或轉播。陳浩天批評,做法「打壓新聞自由」。 商務及經濟發展局回覆《立場新聞》查詢時,未有正面回應事件,僅指港台需要依據《香港電台約章》所訂的公共目的及使命為製作方針,並指廣播處長會為港台作最終編輯決定。 香港電台節目製作人員工會晚上發聲明,批評梁家榮一違常態、一鎚定音,對同事構成壓力,有干預新聞自由之虞。(另見報道) 伍曼儀:不應直播但可作新聞報道 港台機構傳訊組總監伍曼儀今日回覆《立場新聞》查詢時,證實在今日的例會上,有同事問及港台會如會處理陳浩天演講一事。梁家榮在會上表明「RTHK should not be used as a platform to advocate Hong Kong independence」(香港電台不應成為提倡港獨的平台),並下令不能直播其演講。伍曼儀又稱,當時會上並沒有同事提出反對。 她指,梁家榮在會上引述《香港電台約章》所指,港台須要遵守一國兩制。(編按:《香港電台約章》列明,作為香港的公共廣播機構,港台須達到讓市民認同公民身分及促進公民社會發展的目的,方法包括增加市民對「一國兩制」及其在香港實施情況的認識。) 伍曼儀指,有同事問及有關決定是否由梁家榮本人作出,梁家榮會上回應指「作為總編輯,這是我的決定,you can blame on me。」伍曼儀亦否認港台是收到政府命令,才作出今次決定。 伍指,會上有人追問何謂「宣傳」,梁家榮回應指若十多分鐘都是由一個人在說話就是「宣傳」。他指港台仍然可以用報道的方式關注陳浩天演講一事,相信同事自有專業的新聞判斷。至於其他港台節目如視點31及鏗鏘集,伍曼儀強調只要不是「宣傳」,有不同意見及新聞角度,都仍然可以作出報道。 蘋果:梁家榮向新聞部下命令 《蘋果日報》指,早前獲續約剛開始廣播處長新任期的梁家榮,是向新聞部下達命令,表明當日不可直播陳浩天的FCC演講。據了解,席間有人反對梁家榮的建議,引述梁當時回應"you can blame on me"。 商務及經濟發展局回覆《立場新聞》查詢時,作為公共廣播機構,港台需要依據《香港電台約章》所訂的公共目的及使命為製作方針。作為港台的總編輯,廣播處長會為港台作最終編輯決定。  商經局沒有正面回應,梁家榮是基於甚麼法例、規例,而向港台下達命令,亦沒有解釋其他持牌廣播機構是否同樣受影響。局方亦未有交代,將來港台是否亦不能播放其他有關宣揚港獨的言論。  《立場新聞》向港台和伍曼儀查詢,暫未獲回覆。本網另致電梁家榮,惟其電話沒有人接聽。 陳浩天回應指,梁家榮禁播演講的命令是「打壓新聞自由」。他認為,大眾享有知情權,應否直播或轉播取決於新聞價值,港台即使是公營廣播機構亦應以中立方式判斷報道。他又指,文明社會應容許不同意見,言行是否違法應交由法庭裁決。 港區全國人大代表,立法會體育、演藝、文化及出版界議員馬逢國日前接受《文匯報》訪問,曾點名提到香港電台作為「官媒」,其節目《城市論壇》日前「提供平台予陳浩天播獨發聲,同樣有問題」,強調特區政府應全面禁止港獨。香港電台當時回覆指,《城市_論壇》是港台其中一個時事節目,就每周城中焦點邀請不同觀點嘉賓出席,同時亦會讓現場觀眾表達不同意見。港台發言人強調,《城市論壇》只是提供一個平台。
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Lot 3747. A white jade carving of a horse, Ming dynasty; 6.8 cm., 2 5/8  in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 150,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.

carved in the form of a recumbent horse resting on its side with its head turned towards its back, raising one of its hindquarters with its hoof below its mouth, its tail detailed with fine incisions, the stone of an even white colour with faint white streaks.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 Oct 2014


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Lot 3730. A jade 'Mythical beast' paperweight, Yuan-Ming dynasty; 7.2 cm., 2 7/8  inEstimate 500,000 — 700,000HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.

the substantial pebble boldly carved in the form of a recumbent mythical beast with its upper body turned towards its hindquarters, its protruding eyes, furled ears and curved horn naturalistically depicted, its mane detailed with fine incisions, the stone of a pale green colour mottled with attractive dark-brown streaks.

Note: This animated carving has been carefully carved to maximise the full shape of the pebble by being modelled according to its shape. The carver has skilfully created a sense of playfulness by combining naturalistic elements, such as the carefully combed mane and curve of the spine, with caricature-like archaistic features. Small jade carvings of this type were often found on scholar’s desks, where they served both as paperweights and as works of art in their own right.

A slightly smaller jade carving of a mythical beast was included in the exhibition, Chinese Jade Animals, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1996, cat. no. 147; another, carved with a knobbly spine, from the Hei-chi collection, was sold in these rooms, 8th April 2010, lot 2001.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 Oct 2014


          A yellow jade ‘Boy and Deer’ group, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Lot 3817. A yellow jade ‘Boy and Deer’ group, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 7.5 cm., 3 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.

the attractive yellow and russet-brown stone smoothly polished and worked in the form of a recumbent deer with legs tucked tightly underneath the body, its head turned sharply backwards towards a boy clambering on its back, the cheerful boy grasping the left antler of the deer, the stone of a yellow tone with russet markings, wood stand.

Provenance: Collection of Gerald Godfrey.
Christie’s Hong Kong, 30th October 1995, lot 889.

Exhibited: Stones of Virtue: Chinese Jades from the Gerald Godfrey Collection, The Dayton Art Institute, Ohio, 1989, cat. no. 181.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 Oct 2014

 


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Lot 3808. A yellow jade ram, Song to Ming dynasty; 7 cm., 2 3/4  in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,180,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.

carved in the form of a recumbent ram with his legs tucked beneath his body, turning his head to the right, his curved horns naturalistically detailed with striations, the translucent stone of a greenish-yellow colour mottled with russet inclusions.

Note: Small jade animal sculptures, generally carved in a reclining position, became popular from the Song Dynasty, and the present piece appears to have been inspired by a Song prototype. Compare, for example, a small jade ram modelled with its head lowered and sharply turned, in the Shuisongshi Shanfang collection, included in the exhibition Exquisite Jade Carving. Figures. Animals. Ornaments, The University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1996, cat. no. 81; and another, in the collection of W.P. Chung, included in the Min Chiu Society exhibition Chinese Jade Carving, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1983, cat. no. 139.

See also a naturalistically modelled ram in a similar reclining pose, from the W.N. Chung collection, included in the exhibition Exquisite Jade Carving, op. cit., cat. no. 100; another, from the Gerald Godfrey collection, sold in these rooms, 19th November 1985, lot 35.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 Oct 2014

 


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          Korsel Khawatirkan Tiongkok dan Iran di Basket Asian Games      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Timnas basket putra Korea Selatan (Korsel) cukup dijagokan untuk merebut emas di Asian Games 2018. Namun, Tiongkok dan Iran bisa menjegal langkah mereka.

Bicara medali emas Asian Games 2018, sudah empat kali Korsel merebutnya. Sukses itu didapat pada Asian Games 1970, 1982, 2002, dan 2014 saat mereka jadi tuan rumah. Di kancah Asia, mereka juga jadi salah satu tim yang disegani.

Dalam enam edisi terakhir Kejuaraan FIBA Asia, mereka empat kali mengamankan posisi ketiga. Meski begitu, bukan berarti Korsel merasa jemawa soal persaingan di Asian Games 2018. Ada beberapa tim yang bisa menggagalkan ambisi Korsel untuk mempertahankan medali emas.

"Kami percaya Tiongkok dan Iran akan benar-benar kuat. Kami harus memfokuskan pertahanan. Saya selalu menekankan pentingnya pertahanan dan menjaga konsentrasi. Kami adalah tim yang lebih lemah ketimbang Tiongkok dan Iran," kata Hur Jae, pelatih basket putra Korsel, dilansir Yonhap News.

Kebetulan, Iran pula yang jadi lawan Korsel pada laga final Asian Games 2018. Meski merebut medali emas, Korsel mendapatkan perlawanan sengit. Status juara baru bisa diamankan dengan keunggulan 79-77 atas Iran.

 

Bawa Skuat Terbaik

Kali ini, Korsel akan memulai perjuangannya dari Grup A yang dihuni tuan rumah Indonesia, Mongolia, dan Thailand. Untuk tingkat ini, tak akan sulit bagi Korsel merebut status penguasa Grup A karena tak ada tim yang mampu menandingi kehebatan mereka.

Di sisi lain, skuat Korsel sendiri terbilang unik. Hur Jae membawa kedua putranya untuk masuk dalam daftar pemain. Mereka adalah Heo Ung dan Heo Hoon. Namun, ia tetap membawa dua pemain veteran sebagai senjata andalan, yakni Kim Sun-hyung dan Lee Jung-hyun.

Di liga saat pemain asing mendominasi, Jung-hyun mampu menempati urutan ketiga dalam daftar pencetak poin terbanyak. Statistiknya 13,9 poin per laga. Sedangkan Sun-hyung, meski sempat diganggu cedera, ia berada di belakang Jung-hyun dalam daftar pemain lokal dengan poin terbanyak.

"Setiap orang harus berjuang, tapi Kim Sun-hyung dan Lee Jung-hyun harus jadi pemimpin," jelas Hur Jae. Korsel sendiri akan memulai petualangannya dengan melawan Indonesia pada 14 Agustus. Dua hari kemudian, mereka melawan Mongolia dan Thailand pada 22 Agustus.

Pembagian Grup Basket Putra

Grup A: Korsel, Mongolia, Indonesia, Thailand

Grup B: Iran, Filipina, Siria, Uni Emirat Arab

Grup C: Jepang, Qatar, Taiwan, Hong Kong

Grup D: Tiongkok, Kazakhstan, Palestina


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IF YOU want to study how the legal title to assets worth many billions of dollars changes hands in China, then peer carefully at page 116 of Alibaba’s new annual report. The text is dense and you may have to put a cold towel on your head and read it several times. The gist is that the Chinese internet giant is reforming its legal structure, which uses a fragile and ingenious device known as a variable interest entity (VIE). Alibaba’s attempt to make its VIEs safer is to be welcomed and will be watched closely by China’s richest entrepreneurs, many of whom use them, too.

VIEs are ubiquitous, especially among the country’s internet firms, which have a total market capitalisation of over $1trn. The structure dates back to the early 2000s, when Chinese technology companies wanted to tap global capital markets in New York and Hong Kong and to set up international holding companies domiciled outside of mainland China. Yet their sensitive internet assets, such as licences, may not be owned...


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          Update: Uber Eats: Food Delivery (Food & Drink)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Uber Eats: Food Delivery 1.148.10002


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88Meeting-Investor Calendar 3.3.1


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Discovering investor events is simple with 88Meeting. 88Meeting is the first and largest one-stop investor event calendar APP in Hong Kong. 88Meeting has revolutionised the way investors and listcos connect with each other. Created by buy side and sell side analysts, 88Meeting is tailored to the needs of investment professionals. 88Meeting aggregates investor events and enables users to publish, organise, and book for any event.

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Tezilla 2.500


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          VP of Product, SEA - Hong Kong-Hong Kong      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Description Company Apply Job Description We’re disrupting the traditional logistics industry. Onto our 5th year, growing from 12 cities in 2015 to current 100 - we are the no.1 Market leader in on-d...
          Comment on General Debate 09 August 2018 by Hugh Pavletich      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australian Housing Market Downturn A Major Headwind For Banks ... Fitch Solutions https://www.fitchsolutions.com/country-risk-sovereigns/australian-housing-market-downturn-major-headwind-banks-07-08-2018 … extract … … Housing Market Downturn Has Further Room To Go Following years of rapid increases in residential property prices, the Australian housing market peaked in September 2017, and we expect the ongoing downturn to persist over the coming quarters. According to Corelogic, prices have recorded a cumulative 1.9% drop in value since September 2017, and have been mainly driven by Sydney and Melbourne, which are among the world's least affordable markets, according to Demographia. Demographia stated in its 14th Annual Report that Sydney is ranked the second most unaffordable city (just behind Hong Kong), with its median house price-to-median household income coming in at 12.9x, while Melbourne is the fifth least affordable major housing market, with its median house price-to-median household income coming in at 9.9x. With overall house prices still 31% higher than they were five years ago, there is therefore still room for a further correction. … read more via hyperlink above … … CONSIDERING THE 2007 IRISH EXPERIENCE … The unweighted average median multiples of its metros in 2007 was 4.7, which crashed to 2.8 in subsequent years … putting all its Banks to the wall and requiring bailouts of in excess of 70 billion euro … about $NZ109 billion. Currently the average Median Multiples for the Australian and New Zealand metros overall are about 5.9 and 5.8 respectively … refer … Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: All Editions http://www.demographia.com/db-dhi-index.htm Research post - 2007 by the Central Bank of Ireland found high lending multipoles was the greatest problem (more so than loan to value ratios) … and subsequently imposed a general mortgage cap of 3.5 times annual household income. A year earlier the Bank of England had capped at 4.5 times annual household income … Mortgage Measures | Central Bank of Ireland … access extensive background research via link … https://www.centralbank.ie/financial-system/financial-stability/macro-prudential-policy/mortgage-measures A helpful television discussion about the 2007 Irish experience … Prof. Bill Black & Vincent Brown - Ireland's Bank Guarantee ... Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7zd5dRILBw … AND CALIFORNIA … Straight Talk on the Mortgage Mess from an Insider - Herb Greenberg - MarketWatch http://blogs.marketwatch.com/greenberg/2007/12/straight-talk-on-the-mortgage-mess-from-an-insider/ Housing Bubbles: Jumbo Mortgages = Jumbo Problems | Hugh Pavletich| Scoop News http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1003/S00019.htm Housing Bubbles And Market Sense | Hugh Pavletich | Scoop News http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0901/S00046.htm
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Deliver what you want in under one hour. Sounds incredulous? That's exactly what Lalamove can do for you with up to 70% savings on delivery and operational cost.  Today marks the official launching of global on-demand logistics service provider-Lalamove in Malaysia. Rest assured that Malaysians especially the business communities will be able to benefit from Lalamove's unique, reliable service which is not only affordable, but also unbelievably fast. Now everyone can deliver their goods almost instantaneously at cheaper rates.

In fact, you could deliver your package in less than 1 hour. :)

How fast you might ask? In less than one hour. Nope! I am not joking and there are stats and numbers to "walk the talk". Prior to today's official launch, Lalamove has already been making deliveries for one month in Kuala Lumpur and the results are nothing short of stunning: For deliveries of 5km or less, it takes less than 36 minutes while deliveries within 10km only requires around 50 minutes. During the one-month of testing, Lalamove has delivered around 300 orders daily! So far, 200 SME businesses have benefited from Lalamove's intuitive platform.This is truly amazing if you ask me.


Thanks to Lalamove, delivery of your goods are now calculated by minutes instead of days. How is this achieved? Simple-by matching you-the customers with car drivers and riders within seconds using Lalamove's mobile app. To date, there are already 1,800 registered drivers and riders to help you deliver your goods instantly. To sweeten the pot, Lalamove claims that van and even truck will also be available for customers in the near future.

Using Lalamove is as easy as 1-2-3.

Worried that your goods might be lost in "translation"? Fret not as Lalamove will ensure that your package will arrive safely and securely at its destination thanks to the mobile app's integrated real-time GPS tracking system. That means you can monitor your delivery in real time. OK! Here are a few more good news that will surely make you feel even happier: Do you know that besides providing driver ratings for your peace of mind, Lalamove is actually a 24/7 on-demand service? In other words, as long as there are drivers, you can make your delivery even at 12 midnight at the mamak stall. Awesome!

Yes! You can even get your favourite food delivered to you.

Now let's talk about the price shall we? Like I have aforementioned in the beginning, you can save up to 70% in delivery cost with Lalamove. How? This is achieved by charging the delivery according to distance traveled with a starting price as low as RM5 for motorcyle and RM7 for car. For those who deliver multiple items, you will be happy to know that basically your delivery is not charged by weight. So you can save more money and earn more at the same time. As the saying goes, "A penny saved is a penny earned!"

You can even register to be a driver or rider to earn with Lalamove!

If you need to deliver documents, your products, your thesis or even gifts and also durian, you can do so with just a few taps using the Lalamove Mobile App. One can't help but feel that Lalamove is destined to be the de facto delivery provider in Malaysia. I am confident that Lalamove will grow rapidly in Malaysia by leveraging its remarkable experience and presence in in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and over 100 cities in China, serving 15 million customers and supporting over 2 million drivers. Lalamove would be spreading its wings to Johor and Penang, followed by more cities across Malaysia soon.