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          Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton Expand Company’s Partnership With Clean the World       Cache   Translate Page      

In honor of National Handwashing Awareness Week, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton announced a partnership with Clean the World, the world's largest organization to recycle hotel soap and bath amenities. Furthering Hilton’s 2030 target to send zero soap to landfill, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton commit to supporting Clean the World by providing recycled hygiene products to save the lives of those in need. 

As part of the global partnership that begins in 2019, more than 670 Hilton Garden Inn and 2,230 Hampton by Hilton properties in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic will recycle discarded soap and bathroom amenity bottles to be converted into new bars of soap and hygiene kits. By recycling these products, Clean the World provides soap to those in need, ultimately preventing diseases within communities and reducing mortality rates around the world.

The partnership between Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton with Clean the World is an extension of the pre-existing partnership between the global nonprofit organization and Hilton. In October 2016, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton announced an industry-first standard that has added over 1,000 hotels to the Clean the World program, diverting more than 397,000 pounds of waste from landfills into recycled materials. Hilton’s partnership with Clean the World has already helped distribute over 7.1 million bars of recycled soap to people across 127 countries. With this new commitment, Hilton will more than double the number of hotels it has in the program. 

“We have witnessed the powerful global impact Hilton’s partnership with Clean the World has made and how it continues to serve those most in need and inspires a sustainable future,” said Bill Duncan, global head of Hilton’s All Suites and Focused Service brands. “We’re proud of the work that has been done thus far and look forward to deepening our commitment to providing at-risk communities with access to soap while simultaneously reducing waste across the globe.” 

Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton’s alliance with Clean the World is part of Hilton’s Travel with Purpose corporate responsibility initiative. The partnership supports Hilton’s goal to send zero soap to landfills by 2030 and cut the company’s environmental footprint in half through responsible hospitality. 

Clean the World’s mission to protect the environment and save millions of lives by leading a global hygiene revolution began in 2009 and since then, the organization has distributed recycled soap and other hygienic products to families in need, contributing to a 35 percent reduction in the death rate of children under the age of five dying due to hygiene-related illnesses. The soap is made from discarded bars donated by hotels around the world, then crushed, sanitized and cut into new soap.  Clean the World’s foundation distributes these soap bars to individuals in need or adds them to hygiene kits along with shampoo, a toothbrush and a towel as part of its WASH (water, sanitization, and hygiene) education and emergency relief efforts. The recycled bath products go to underserved communities to ensure proper handwashing and hygiene is encouraged to eliminate the threat of numerous preventable diseases. Hilton has worked with Clean the World since its launch to help overcome this epidemic in various countries, as well as in times of natural disasters, and now will further support the organization through Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton.

“Hilton’s partnership with Clean the World has already made an impressive life-changing impact around the globe since we joined forces,” said Shawn Seipler, founder and CEO of Clean the World. “The very first hotel we collected soap from was Hampton Inn by Hilton Orlando-International Airport in 2009, and today, we are eager to keep the momentum going by extending our alliance among Hampton by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn brands. Together, we can work to eradicate diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, the two top killers of children worldwide, in our lifetime.”  

In addition to its soap recycling program, Hilton leads many sustainability initiatives through Hilton's Travel with Purpose corporate responsibility strategy. For information on the company’s Travel with Purpose goals visit cr.hilton.com/toward2030/ or cr.hilton.com.

Read more about Hilton Garden Inn at newsroom.hilton.com/hgi and Hampton by Hilton at newsroom.hilton.com/hampton. For more information on Clean the World visit cleantheworld.org.  

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About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests upscale, affordable accommodations and unexpected amenities for an experience that is ‘Simply on Another Level.’ The Hilton Garden Inn Promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. Team Members at more than 800 hotels in 41 countries around the world ensure today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience, starting with the first hello. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves locally-sourced food and beverage at its full-service restaurants and bars, featuring cooked-to-order breakfast, handcrafted cocktails, and on-trend small plates. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hgi, and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram

About Hampton by Hilton
As the number one ranked lodging franchise for the past nine years, according to Entrepreneur®, Hampton by Hilton, including Hampton Inn by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers at more than 2,410 properties and more than 247,000 rooms in 25 countries and territories. High-quality accommodations and amenities, such as complimentary WiFi, free hot breakfast, and On The RunTM breakfast bags, contribute to Hampton by Hilton ranking as a leader in its segment. Hampton by Hilton Team Members deliver friendly, authentic, caring and thoughtful service defined as Hamptonality, with guest happiness being the number one priority, backed by the 100% Hampton Guarantee®. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hampton by Hilton, visit www.hampton.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hampton, and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram

About Travel with Purpose
Travel with Purpose is Hilton’s corporate responsibility strategy to redefine and advance sustainable travel globally. By 2030, we plan to double our social impact and reduce our environmental footprint by half. We track, analyze and report our environmental and social impact at each of Hilton’s more than 5,500 hotels through LightStay, our award-winning performance measurement system. Travel with Purpose capitalizes on Hilton’s global scale to catalyze local economic growth; promote human rights; invest in people and local communities; and preserve our planet by reducing our impact on natural resources. Our strategy aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Visit cr.hilton.com to learn more.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 15 world-class brands comprising more than 5,500 properties with nearly 895,000 rooms, in 109 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 82 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, TwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube

About Clean the World
Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to the mission of saving millions of lives around the world while simultaneously diverting hotel waste from landfills. Clean the World operates soap recycling centers in Orlando, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Netherlands, and Punta Cana and leads a "Global Hygiene Revolution" to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from more than 5,000 hotel and resort partners. The organization benefits children and families in countries with a high pre-adolescent death rate due to acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera) – which are two of the top killers of children under the age of five. Since 2009, Clean the World’s foundation has distributed more than 46 million bars of soap in 127 countries and has served over 10 million individuals through its soap distribution and WASH (water, sanitization, and hygiene) education programs. More information: CleantheWorld.org.


          Seis colombianos compiten en el Mundial de bolos en China      Cache   Translate Page      
Colombia contó con 6 competidores en el Campeonato Mundial masculino de bolos que se realiza en Hong Kong (China) y tuvo notables resultados en la categoría de sencillos y en dobles. Se disputa en el sur de China una nueva
          People on the move including DDB, R/GA, GlaxoSmithKline and more      Cache   Translate Page      

This week has seen another wave of appointments and departures at brands, media owners and agencies. The Drum has rounded up the key moves from the EMEA, APAC and North America regions below.

 

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GlaxoSmithKline

Diageo's global head of digital media partnerships, Jerry Daykin, is to depart for GlaxoSmithKline to become its media director for the region.

Carat

The ad agency has named Sean Healy as global chief strategy officer, to support the transformation of Carat as part of the Dentsu Aegis Network.

ISBA

The company has named Bobi Carley its head of TV and video. She will play a key role in the association’s advocacy agency and work closely with Steve Chester, director of media. Carley has experience at Disney, Viacom, Sky TV and ad agency Red Brick Road.

Bartle Bogle Hegarty

Chief strategy officer Alison Hoad is leaving the agency. Her position will not be replaced, but head of strategy Ben Shaw will oversee the planning department. Hoad came to BBH in 2017, and had spent 11 years at VMLY&R (then known as Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R).

Adam&Eve/DDB

Co-founders James Murphy and David Golding are leaving the agency to launch a new creative business. They depart five years after selling to Omnicom, and 10 years after starting the agency with Ben Priest and Jon Forsyth.

Ogilvy

Redundancy at the agency’s UK office has seen planning partner James Whatley leave the company. In his seven-year stint at Ogilvy UK, he has worked with clients like IBM, Land Rover and Converse.

Himsworth Scott

The reputation management law firm has promoted Lorna Caddy to director. Caddy has experience as an intellectual property and media lawyer, and last spent 13 years at Taylor Wessing.

The law firm also hired Steven Hudson, who has over a decade of experience practicing at media, sport and entertainment law firms Schillings and Harbottle & Lewis.

Proximity

Proximity London elevated Amanda Arthur to the newly-created position of vice president, data and analytics. Claire Tusler, the agency’s former data strategy partner, will replace Arthur as head of data and analytics.

Arthur has been with the company for five years, and Tesler has been at Proximity London for 10 years. The two will report to chief strategy officer Adam Fulford.

 

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Xaxis

Xaxis saw a slew of internal moves. The company named Atique Kazi vice president of business development for Xaxis Asia Pacific. Bharat Khatri is the new country lead for Xaxis India. Daniel Henriksen is now head of outcome media planning for Xasis Asia.

Lotame 

The data solutions company has announced the appointment of Fred Marthoz as managing director for the South East Asia (SEA) region.

Based out of the company’s Singapore office, Marthoz will serve as a member of the company’s executive leadership team. In his role, Marthoz will be responsible for spearheading Lotame’s efforts across business lines and driving market growth for the SEA region.

Omnicom Media Group 

The group has promoted HeeYoun Yang to chief executive officer of Omnicom Media Group Korea. Previously the chief executive officer of PHD Korea, Yang will now oversee both the Group and OMD’s operations in Korea as well.

Zeno

The PR and communications company has chosen Ruby Fu for the newly-created position of president of Zeno China. Most recently, Fu was chief executive officer of Burson Marsteller in China and before that, spent seven years with Standard Chartered Bank in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Spectrum

The Singapore-based technology and innovation business club has hired Chris McPherson as its international chief executive officer to spearhead its expansion plans in Singapore and internationally. 

McPherson has previously held senior roles at Condeco, Intel, Raritan Asia Pacific, and LenovoEMC (previously Iomega).  

whiteGREY 

The agency has appointed Katie Firth to the newly-created position of national managing director, based in Melbourne.

Most recently the executive partner at TBWA\Melbourne, Firth brings more than 17 years’ experience across marketing, PR, events and activations, and advertising to the new role, teamed with a strong background in key sectors including automotive, travel and tourism, energy, financial services, and insurance. 

Chope

The restaurant booking and deals platform has appointed Sean Tan as chief operations officer. With Tan on board, previous chief operations officer Dinesh Balasingam moves to a new executive position driving Chope’s core bookings business unit as its regional business unit head, while Tan focuses on operations, strategy, and cross-functional initiatives across Chope’s eight Asia offices. 

Tan was previously chief business development officer and Singapore general manager of iProperty.com Group.

TBWA\Singapore

Tuomas Peltoniemi, the president of Asia for Digital Arts Network and innovation director at TBWA\Singapore, will be leaving his post to join R/GA as its executive vice president and managing director of APAC.

On the same day of Peltoniemi’s departure, TBWA announced it has moved Cyril Bedat back to its Singapore office from the United States and appointed him director of regional client partner and innovation.

Bedat returns to Singapore after spending two years at TBWA\Chiat Day in Los Angeles where he was the global business director. He previously spent a year at TBWA\Singapore as business director.

J Walter Thompson Hong Kong

The WPP-owned agency has appointed Matt Parry as its new managing director to work closely alongside recently-appointed executive creative director Carlos Camacho.

Parry was most recently business director and business unit general manager at at JWT Shanghai.

WPP AUNZ

WPP has appointed Sunita Gloster to the newly created role of chief customer officer as part of its growth agenda in Australia and New Zealand. Gloster joins from PwC’s CMO Advisory where she been a director and advisory board member since its inception

OMD Australia

The network has tapped Kasey Doran as head of strategy and product for Queensland. Doran will be responsible for developing innovative communications solutions and driving quality product output for the OMD Brisbane office. 

72andSunny

The agency has hired a new business development director in Tara Jaijee, who will be based in Australia, and work across both the Sydney and Singapore offices.

Jaijee joins the team from The Monkeys where she was the head of marketing. Prior to that, she led marketing and new business at creative agencies M&C Saatchi Group and DDB Group in Australia.

Prophet

The consultancy has announced the appointment of Eric Hor as an associate partner, based in its Asia headquarters in Hong Kong. 

Iris

The creative agency has promoted Jill Smith from business director to managing director of Iris Shanghai. Smith has been responsible for building Iris Shanghai’s unique offering over the past year, creating a strong digitally savvy team and a growing portfolio of multinational and domestic clients. In her previous role as business director, Smith was responsible for opportunity assessment and client portfolio development of the Shanghai office. 

 

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quench

The food and beverage marketing company hired Lorraine McGill to lead growth in firm’s new Chicago office. McGill previously served as account director at Grey in New York. She will oversee the Sun-Maid account for quench.

Sizmek

The ad tech firm has named Patrick Bevilacqua its head of global customer success, where he will oversee the company’s Customer Success group. He comes from MDC Media partners agency Assembly, where he was senior vice president of programmatic and data strategy.

DDB

Omnicom’s DDB Worldwide recently added to its US leadership. Azher Ahmed has been promoted to executive vice president, director of digital. Valerie Bengoa has been promoted to executive vice president, director of finance.

Both Ahmed and Bengoa will be responsible for DDB's three US offices: New York, Chicago and San Francisco. They will also be responsible for Tribal New York and Rodgers Townsend.

Ahmed has over 20 years of experience in digital marketing, and Bengoa has been with DDB since 1998.

Envoy

The design and innovation consultancy has announced three new hires. Josh Creter is the new vice president of technology; he previously served as chief technology officer at Counterpointing.

Julia Mooradian moves from VML to Envoy where she will serve as account director. Jay Cruz was the former creative director at Cuker; he will hold the same title at Envoy.

Mirum

The digital agency has promoted Demetrios Kontizas to vice president of technology. He will lead Mirum’s San Diego office and head all technology disciplines for the Salt Lake City office.

Marcus Thomas

The Cleveland-based agency named Garth Bender its new director of customer experience. Bender was mostly recently the relationship lead for Digitas’ Altria in Chicago, and has previously held roles at Havas Helia, Energy BBDO and Cramer-Krasselt.

Venables Bell & Partners

The independent ad agency made hires across creative and account management teams. Michael Chase has been promoted to director of brand management after serving as group brand director. Meredith Osterhoff, who joined VB&P in 2017, will take on the role of group brand director.

Gus Johnson and Byron del Rosario have both been named creative directors. Johnson joined n 2015, and del Rosario joined in 2009.

Aisha Hakim, who came to VB&P in 2015, has been elevated to senior art director. Jon Donaghy has been promoted to senior designer.

R/GA

The agency has named David Corns its senior vice president, managing director of its San Francisco office. Corn most recently led the brand management department at Venables Bell & Partners.

Young & Laramore

The Indianapolis-based creative agency has named Trevor Williams and Bryan Judkins co-group creative directors. Williams has worked with brands like Farm Bureau Insurance and Brizo; Judkins has worked with the likes of American Standard and Louisville Slugger. They will report to executive creative director Carolyn Hadlock.

Luci Creative

The Chicago-based design firm has hired Mark Ewing as its studio manager. He comes from Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry where he served as senior project manager for 11 years.

Toth+Co

The independent branding and ad agency appointed Kimberlee Eten as its creative director. She will be based in New York and lead creative teams in New York and Boston. Eten worked at Toth+Co from 2001-2011 as design director.

Rabagast

The production company brought in Nico Buris to serve as managing director and executive producer for the company’s South American offices. Buris spent the last 20 years producing in his native Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. He previously worked as a producer at leading Spanish-speaking production house Landia.

Carbon

The Silicon Valley-based digital manufacturing company has named Dara Treseder its first chief marketer. Her last stop was at General Electric (GE), where she served as chief marketing officer of GE Ventures and GE Business Innovations.

The Martin Agency

The agency has promoted Matt Mattox to senior vice president, group account director. He previously held the role of SVP, group planning director. Mattox will lead the Geico account.

Wirewax

The interactive video technology company has hired Yvonne Cheng as its executive vice president of creative solutions. She has 14 years of experience on the creative side and has worked at Droga5, BBDO and Campfire. She recently ran creative strategy in the ad sales team at Tumblr and Yahoo.

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          Il nome mio nessun saprà: l'accordo segreto tra Papa Francesco e Pechino      Cache   Translate Page      

"Nessun dorma".

In un mese, la Cina ha inaugurato i due ponti più lunghi del mondo. Fisico ed edilizio il primo, a sfidare ogni record d'ingegneria e unificare Hong Kong, Canton, Macao, in un arco di 55 chilometri e 250 milioni di transiti. "Metafisico" e pattizio il secondo, a completare settecento anni di tentativi e superare settant'anni di empasse politico - diplomatica, collegando stabilmente Pechino e il Vaticano, hard e soft power, regno dei cieli e celeste impero, città dei papi e città proibita, nell'orizzonte spazio – temporale di due miliardi e mezzo di anime.

"Ponti" caratterizzati entrambi da un segmento nascosto. Un tunnel subacqueo da un lato e un canale riservato, vale a dire una procedura segreta di nomina dei vescovi, dall'altro: che repentinamente li sommergono e sottraggono allo sguardo, per un ampio intervallo di mare, cingendoli di un'aura di mistero e rievocando al pensiero la suggestione, pucciniana e bismarkiana, di un'aria celebre. Lirica e Realpolitik, dunque.

"Il mio mistero è chiuso in me ..."

Sebbene Pechino si collochi agli antipodi, a quasi dodicimila miglia da Buenos Aires, ha sempre rappresentato il punto più vicino e l'obiettivo primario, predestinato e pianificato nel DNA gesuitico e nell'immaginario geopolitico di Bergoglio. Forse l'approdo addirittura conclusivo, esaustivo. La spettacolare, magistrale uscita di scena. Coronamento e congedo che di più non si può, a volerlo cogliere e sapersene distogliere, del suo iter al timone della barca di Pietro.

"Da ragazzo, qualunque cosa leggessi sulla Cina aveva la capacità di suscitare la mia ammirazione. Ammiro la Cina. In seguito, ho studiato la vita di Matteo Ricci e ho visto che quest'uomo provava quello che provavo io: ammirazione."

Con una differenza non da poco. Quando Matteo Ricci, matematico e cartografo, discepolo anche lui di Sant'Ignazio, sognava e disegnava geometrie a Oriente, il pendolo del cattolicesimo inclinava verso l'Ovest, appena scoperto. Ci sarebbe voluto un papa sudamericano, mezzo millennio dopo, per azzerare il cronometro e passare il testimone dall'eldorado di ieri a quello di domani. Dall'estuario del Rio de la Plata, il fiume ad'argento, al delta del fiume delle perle, Zhu Jiang in cinese.

Cambiando non solo emisfero ma sfera d'influenza, con un'angolazione di 180 gradi e uno statement che traccia, e trancia, un reset epocale: "La Cina oggi è una potenza mondiale: se la vediamo da questo lato, può cambiare il panorama".

Operazione e opzione ardita, che allerta i radar USA e non passa inosservata. Dilata come non mai e al tempo stesso spacca in due la Chiesa, separandola da Washington nel momento in cui gli States si fanno guardinghi e serrano i ranghi di un nuovo bipolarismo, dall'Est all'East. Richiamo della foresta e remake di un classico che in nome dell'interesse nazionale aggrega in un fronte unico repubblicani e democratici, Obama e Trump, fondamentalisti evangelici e conferenza episcopale, intellettuali bostoniani e farmer del Corn Belt, militari del Pentagono e "guerrieri culturali" ratzingeriani.

Motivo che ha indotto la Santa Sede ad ammainare provvisoriamente la bandiera della trasparenza, un mantra distintivo del pontificato, e attraversare prudenzialmente la frontiera in un luogo riparato.

Per timore non tanto di una collisione in superficie con la "barca - drago" (vascello tipico di Hong Kong, dal look grintoso ancorché innocuo) del cardinale "pasionario" e ultraottuagenario Zen Ze-kiun, che accusa il Vaticano di svendere la Chiesa clandestina fedele a Roma e sputa fuoco e fiamme sull'accordo, quanto piuttosto con la portaerei del media system statunitense, pronto a levare in volo i bombardieri e attivare uno sbarramento ad alto share.

In tale clima di guerra fredda e diffidenza reciproca non è azzardato assimilare alle sanzioni economiche il calo e congelamento delle donazioni finanziarie, registrato per effetto dell'Affaire Viganò. Al di là dell'episodio in sé l'America percepisce, incredula, l'eclissi dell'appartenenza del papato all'Occidente. Ossia lo smarcamento dell'astronave pontificia dalla galassia Stars and Stripes e con esso un riposizionamento, anzi un rovesciamento di alleanze. Reagendo di conseguenza.

"Tramontate stelle ..."

Mentre Francesco atterrando in Lituania il 22 settembre 2018 metteva un piede nel passato e sul limes, livido e dolorante, del Novecento, a quattromila miglia il viceministro degli esteri, Monsignor Antoine Camilleri, apponeva in suo nome una firma sul futuro gravido e invitante del XXI secolo, consegnando agli annali una data storica e sottoscrivendo con la Cina un protocollo che chiude il contenzioso atavico sul metodo di selezione della gerarchia ecclesiastica e schiude all'evangelizzazione la via della seta. Come se la pietra magica della cattedrale di Vilnius avesse finalmente propiziato il miracolo (Stebuklas), esaudendo e assecondando da copione al terzo giro, dopo il duplice tentativo di Wojtyla e Ratzinger, la priorità strategica dei successori di Pietro, conforme alla profezia di Giovanni Paolo II, che giunto trionfatore sulla soglia del giubileo provvide subito, lungimirante, ad aggiornare l'agenda e il muro, non più eludibile, da Berlino a Pechino.

Spingendosi sull'orlo del fuori gioco, teologico e geopolitico, Bergoglio ha condensato in cinque anni cinque secoli di missione, per non restare fuori dall'area che conta, dove si perde o vince la partita della globalizzazione: una fabbrica e un trend ascendente che nel 2050 esprimerà il 50 per cento del PIL mondiale, a dispetto del fatturato spirituale, fermo attualmente in Asia - e drammaticamente – a uno sparuto, timido tre per cento di battezzati. Frazione marginale quanto emarginante.

"Le Chiese cristiane in tutto il mondo hanno preso coscienza del fatto che il XXI secolo è veramente il secolo dell'Asia": il proclama di Civiltà Cattolica, nel luglio 2017, mostra chiaramente che nella consapevolezza del Papa e dei suoi più stretti consiglieri, dal Segretario di Stato Pietro Parolin al messinese Antonio Spadaro, direttore della rivista, rispettivamente pilota e ideologo della svolta, era scoccata l'ora e si assemblava lo scenario, inderogabile, delle manovre di attracco e avanti tutta: dalla manifestazione d'interesse alle affinità elettive. Dalla premessa patrimoniale alla promessa matrimoniale.

"Il nome mio nessun saprà".

Magari non il nome ma il cognome. Non il quadro però segnatamente la cornice. Malgrado non si conosca il contenuto dell'intesa, se ne può comunque desumere la tipologia e genealogia, che la riconduce induttivamente al novero dei "trattati ineguali".

Dove uno dei contraenti cede in fase di stipula più di quanto riceva. Prospettiva inversa, compensativa del gap che a partire dalla metà dell'Ottocento costrinse l'Impero del Centro, in virtù della superiorità tecnologica dell'Ovest, ad aprire obtorto collo porti e quartieri ai vessilli d'Europa e alle navi a vapore: da cui sbarcavano, insieme, militari e baionette, missionari e immaginette.

Un bandolo unitario che dal nazionalista Sun Yat-sen al comunista Mao Zedong al neocapitalista Xi Jinping ("fondamentalisti dell'indipendenza" nella definizione dell'editor di Asianews, il sinologo Padre Bernardo Cervellera), spiega e dispiega, ricapitola e raggomitola cento anni di parabola repubblicana, nella ricerca ossessiva, estensiva dell'onore perduto e di simboli che lo rappresentino architettonicamente, aristocraticamente tout azimut: dai grattacieli dei top manager, nel ruolo degli odierni mandarini, alla sequenza violacea di zucchetti dei vescovi, sette più uno post mortem, nominati dal governo e testé approvati dal Papa, previa revoca delle scomuniche. Coscienti che diocesi e cattedrali cattoliche rimpiccioliscono e scompaiono, per dimensioni, nella demografia e altimetria delle megalopoli (stando alla più ottimistica delle stime i fedeli superano di poco l'uno per cento della popolazione, una esigua minoranza e un terzo della pur infima consistenza continentale, che è del tre) ma che agli occhi del mondo, nella costruzione del racconto mediatico, la gallery dei presuli riabilitati abbaglia, e si staglia, con impatto emotivo analogo allo skyline scenografico di Chongqing e di Shangai.

A scrutarlo da un tale osservatorio, il patto sino-vaticano rivela e assume verosimilmente, come abbiamo scritto, le fattezze di un condono. Una gigantesca "sanatoria" urbanistica, nella quale Roma legittima un paesaggio di edifici abusivi, anomali, a cominciare dall'archetipo dell'Associazione Patriottica, che fungono da longa manus del partito, e quest'ultimo entra, per così dire, in società con il Pontefice, lasciandogli l'imprimatur del messaggio dottrinale, oltre al parere vincolante sulla idoneità personale, ma continuando a esercitare l'imprinting sulla linea politica e il diritto di scelta, in definitiva, dei candidati all'episcopato.

Non solo un ponte a due corsie, bensì a due velocità.

Se il vescovo "patriottico" in effetti compie speditamente il tragitto intero e contribuisce attivamente all'elaborazione del magistero papale, su un piano di pari dignità con i confratelli, nel sinodo di ottobre in Vaticano, quello "clandestino", lungi dall'essere in parallelo riconosciuto dalle autorità, viene di converso accompagnato e trattenuto ai "pit-stop" di rieducazione stradale, al fine di metabolizzare la segnaletica e viabilità di regime, con i suoi obblighi e i suoi divieti.

Sullo sfondo la rinascita del senso religioso, che affiora nelle nuove generazioni e ha indotto Xi Jinping a emanare un regolamento restrittivo, vessatorio, in vigore da febbraio 2018 e in apparenza contraddittorio, al limite della schizofrenia istituzionale rispetto alle trattative in corso contestualmente, in tempo reale, con la diplomazia della Santa Sede.

La sindrome di Turandot affligge la leadership cinese, terrorizzata eppure affascinata innanzi al potenziale coesivo e divisivo, persino eversivo della fede. E' questa la posta della commessa, e scommessa, da centinaia di milioni di anime, col taglio e col travaglio di una guerra di nervi, tra Bergoglio e Xi.

"E t'ho odiato per quella e per quella t'ho amato. Tormentata e divisa fra due terrori uguali: vincerti o esser vinta ..."

Problematico ed emblematico della persecuzione in atto il caso di Pietro Shao Zhumin, presule di Wenzhou, che al quinto arresto in due anni colleziona seriale, paziente "soggiorni d'istruzione", in guisa di punti di penalità sulla patente.

Da un lato lo slancio di Francesco che alla vista di Monsignor Guo Jincai si commuove pubblicamente in tv e lo promuove all'istante da figlio prodigo a prodigio, accogliendolo nell'abbraccio del colonnato beniniano ed elargendogli, per dote, la diocesi nuova di zecca di Chengde.

Dall'altro le cautele del governo, che sottopone il ponte a ripetuti stress test di collaudo e impone al partner la prova d'amore, attraverso il sacrificio dei cattolici legati a Roma per settant'anni e destinati a immolarsi per un "bene superiore", alla stregua di Liù, serva fedele dell'opera pucciniana.

"Tu che di gel sei cinta, da tanta fiamma vinta, l'amerai anche tu".

Con ogni probabilità, il prossimo concistoro cercherà di trasformare in matrimonio, mediante la consegna di un anello cardinalizio, l'accordo pre-nuziale di settembre, imprimendo su di esso il sigillo della porpora e impalmando un vescovo prescelto con il placet delle due parti.

A seguire, una visita di Bergoglio in Cina eguaglierebbe per importanza l'incontro del '72 fra Nixon e Mao. Scandendo il cambiamento d'epoca e inaugurando un capitolo inedito, senza precedenti, nella saga delle alleanze tra papato e impero

La sfilata del Pontefice a Pechino configurerà dunque l'evento clou del 2019 oppure, alla stregua di Dolce e Gabbana, scivolerà sul misunderstanding e buccia di banana di un faux pas, in sembianza di mossa, richiesta o protesta improvvida?

"Dilegua o notte. All'alba vincerò".

A prescindere dal viaggio, il grido tenorile del principe Calaf aleggia imperativo e pone una ipoteca geopolitica sul conclave. Come Giacomo Puccini, anche Francesco si appresta infatti a lasciare incompiuta e work in progress la sua Turandot, confidando in una discendenza numerosa e nella perseveranza biblica del Signore.

Al di là degli esiti possibili, la Cina costituisce un formidabile, irripetibile desk, che consente di leggere in prospettiva e retrospettiva genesi e nemesi del pontificato: misurandone concettualmente la vicinanza diagnostica e lontananza prognostica con il predecessore Joseph Ratzinger, nel confronto tra Benedikt-Option e Chinese Dream.

Entrambi, Francesco e Benedetto, prendono atto del declino irreversibile, nel breve periodo, del cristianesimo in Europa.

Di fronte alla notte che avanza, il primo si preoccupa però di preservarne integro il nucleo nell'area protetta o cenacolo chiuso delle minoranze creative, postmoderna versione del sacro speco. Il secondo ipotizza invece di trasferirne altrove il centro gravitazionale, coerente con la sua doppia natura di gesuita e di perito chimico. Non solo esploratore ma sperimentatore.

L'uno applica in sostanza un marchio doc e teorizza un diritto di proprietà intellettuale, a tutela del brevetto greco-romano, l'altro de-localizza le produzioni e il domicilio fiscale, abolendo le royalties identitarie.

"Sebbene sia vero che alcune culture sono state strettamente legate alla predicazione del Vangelo e allo sviluppo di un pensiero cristiano", leggiamo in Evangelii Gaudium", il messaggio rivelato non si identifica con nessuna di esse e possiede un contenuto trans-culturale".

Nel campo magnetico dell'Orbe, polarizzato dal braccio di ferro Washington - Pechino, la barca dell'Urbe naviga inquieta e speranzosa, zigzagando tra resilienza del timoniere, che incede ostinato, e resistenza dell'equipaggio, che teme l'ignoto. Levando l'ancora e svuotando la stiva, per riportare indietro e lanciare su vasta scala, lungo le promettenti scie della seta, il cherigma e format di un cattolicesimo made in China, globalizzato e tutto da scoprire.


          Hong Kong è la città più visitata al mondo nel 2017. Roma solo 15esima      Cache   Translate Page      

Notizie in chiaroscuro per l'Italia dalla classifica delle 100 città più visitate al mondo nel 2017 di Euromonitor che vede in testa Hong Kong (con 27.8 milioni di arrivi internazionali), Bangkok e Londra. Le 4 italiane presenti sono infatti tutte in discesa nel ranking pur con numeri assoluti in lieve crescita: Roma slitta dal 12/o al 15/o posto, Milano scende al 32/o, Venezia al 41/o e Firenze al 47/o. La Capitale (9.5 milioni di arrivi) e Milano (6.3) assieme non raggiungono i numeri di Londra (19) e eguagliano appena quelli di Parigi (15.8).

Lo stesso trend, secondo le previsioni dello studio di Euromonitor International che l'ANSA pubblica in anteprima, è previsto anche nel 2018. Roma salirà a 9.7 milioni di visitatori ma perderà altre 3 posizioni in classifica scendendo 18/a a causa della crescita esplosiva di metropoli asiatiche Guangzhou e Delhi e della turca Antalya.

Stesso discorso a Milano, che perderà due posizioni pur con arrivi che saliranno a 6.5 milioni, ma anche a Venezia e Firenze.

"L'Italia - spiega Wouter Geerts, analista di Euromonitor International - ha un turismo molto "maturo" e, grazie a città iconiche, numerosissimi siti Unesco e ai suoi leggendari cibi e vini, tende sempre a presentare perfomance sostenute. Nei periodi di alta stagione purtroppo si crea il problema del sovraffollamento specialmente a Roma e Venezia che crea disagi ai turisti e ai residenti. Questo rimarrà una sfida per gli anni a venire con la città lagunare che è diventata uno dei più chiari esempi di città dove si fatica a gestire una crescita sostenibile del turismo"


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A new exhibition at the Tsinghua University Art Museum titled Vision and Reflection: Photographs of China in the 19th Century gives visitors a glimpse of what Chinese life was like over one hundred years ago. Compiled of 120 of the earliest known photographs of the Middle Kingdom, these pictures of people, landscapes, and architecture capture China at the end of the Qing dynasty and have never before been exhibited in Beijing.

Taken by both Chinese and international photographers, the snapshots capture intimate moments between subjects as well as stunning and barren landscapes of some of Beijing’s most famous sights, some of which still stand to this day.

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The photographs are only a fraction of the New York-based private Stephan Loewentheil China Photography Collection, which in total includes 13,000 photographs that comprise some of the rarest paper photographs of Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.


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O Secretário para os Assuntos Sociais e Cultura, Alexis Tam, adiantou ontem que o Governo deverá avançar para consulta pública sobre o subsídio para cuidadores em 2019, depois de divulgadas as conclusões do estudo encomendado a uma universidade de Hong Kong. Estes resultados deverão ser conhecidos “até ao final do ano”. O secretário falava ontem […]
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Para além de visar a integração económica, a Ponte do Delta tem um simbolismo político, refere Zhang Lei, que viajou milhares de quilómetros, desde o Nordeste da China, para atravessar a ponte. “Tem um efeito psicológico: une os três lugares”, assinala Wei Dongqing, um dos responsáveis pelo projecto, que liga Macau e Hong Kong ao […]
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By Kane Wu HONG KONG - The SoftBank-led Vision Fund is hiring an investment team to be based in China as the $100 billion investment giant expands in one of the world's most vibrant tech
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Reports claimed Chinese scientist He Jiankui was placed under house arrest in Shenzhen after making an appearance at a conference on gene editing in Hong Kong last Wednesday.
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AutoCAD es sin duda uno de los programas de modelado y diseño asistido por ordenador más conocidos y usados desde hace más de 30 años. Si bien es un software especializado usado principalmente por ingenieros y arquitectos, el valor de lo que se produce con él es bastante importante y se ha convertido en un gran objetivo del espionaje industrial.

Explotando una característica en el programa de Autodesk, los cibercriminales están intentando robar diseños para puentes, edificios de fábricas y otros proyectos, ya sea con propósitos de espionaje industrial o para vender en el mercado negro por altas sumas de dinero.

Robando planos desde 2014

La firma de seguridad Forcepoint explica que se encuentran analizando actualmente una campaña de malware para AutoCAD destinada al robo de planos de empresas del sector energético. Y según los datos que ha recolectado la compañía parece haber estado activa desde el 2014.

Los ataques llegan a través de correos electrónicos de phishing que contienen documentos de diseño y planos, pero en el mismo directorio se incluyen archivos maliciosos de AutoCAD formateados en AutoLISP, o enlaces a sitios web desde los que las víctimas pudieran descargar los archivos ZIP por sí mismas, en caso de que los archivos "carnada" tuvieran que ser mayores que los límites de archivos adjuntos del correo electrónico estándar. Todo muy natural.

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Cuando la víctima abre el documento de diseño puede provocar que se ejecute un archivo AutoLISP sin querer. Aunque las versiones modernas de AutoCAD por defecto muestran una advertencia de que se ejecutará un script potencialmente inseguro, las advertencias pueden ignorarse o suprimirse por completo. Para que los archivos sean menos llamativos, los atacantes han establecido que sus propiedades se oculten en Windows y que sus contenidos se cifren.

Forcepoint dijo que esta campaña utilizó documentos de diseño ya robados de grandes proyectos como hoteles, fábricas e incluso el puente Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau como señuelos para seguir propagándose y adquirir más planos.

Planos y diseños legítimos con malware camuflado se usan como carnada para engañar a los usuarios y adquirir nuevos archivos

Este tipo de ataques no son nuevos, la mayoría del malware para AutoCAD ha explotado una característica básica de carga automática que permite a los usuarios crear sus propios scripts basados en AutoLISP y ejecutarlos en el inicio de la aplicación o al cargar los archivos del proyecto.

La parte interesante e importante aquí es el aspecto de ingeniería social, engañar al usuario para que abra un proyecto que aparentemente es legítimo puesto que ha sido robado antes, y esperar que el usuario lo ejecute y haga el resto del trabajo por los cibercriminales. Y como explica Forcepoint, su investigación apunta a que en la mayoría de los casos la apertura del archivo normalmente mostrará contenido legítimo (o al menos de apariencia legítima), pero también ejecutará los scripts maliciosos.

El valor de estos documentos, especialmente en el sector de la energía renovable es más alto que nunca, y por ello se ha convertido en un objetivo de los cibercriminales.

A pesar de esto, con simplemente prestar atención y llevar a cabo algunos pasos adicionales, la mayoría de los ataques basados en AutoCAD pueden ser mitigados. Es importante deshabilitar la carga automática desde fuentes no confiables, asegurándose de que siempre haya una advertencia emergente antes de que se ejecute cualquier módulo, y permitir la visibilidad de los archivos ocultos es fácil de lograr. Es algo que pueden controlarse a través de las entradas del registro, y es sumamente recomendado para los administradores de sistemas que apliquen esas medidas mediante políticas de grupo.


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Susanne Lechner holte in Hong Kong die erste Weltcup-Medaille ihrer Karriere und schrieb damit zeitgleich Vereinsgeschichte.
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El genetista chino He Jiankui la hizo y el Ministerio de Salud chino y la Universidad de Hong Kong le prohibieron continuar con sus experimentos.
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Mosman pharmacist Katherine Gong is appealing her sentence for profiting off the illegal supply of cervical cancer vaccines to Hong Kong.
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Shares of Revance Therapeutics Inc. were up 1.9% in premarket trade Tuesday after the company announced it had entered an agreement with Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Industrial Development Co. to give Fosun exclusive rights to develop and commercialize Revance's botulinum toxin formulation RT002 in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. Under the licensing agreement, Revance will receive an upfront payment of $30 million and is eligible to receive up to an additional $230.5 million in future development and sales milestone payments, as well as royalties on future net sales. Shares of Revance have fallen 42% in the year to date, while the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology exchange traded fund has gained 3.3%. The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF, which includes smaller biotech companies, has fallen 0.3%, and the S&P 500 has advanced 4.4%.

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Bianca Ojukwu, wife of late Biafran warlord, and former Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, has shared memories of the moment she became the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 30 years ag. he shared her journey on Facebook thanking God for how far He has brought her. She wrote;

''Thirty years ago this day, 4th Dec. 1988, I ventured in trepidation onto the grand stage of the National Theatre, Lagos, as a contestant in the MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN NIGERIA PAGEANT by Silverbird Productions. By the grace of God I won the contest. I was then a law undergraduate at the University of Nigeria. The rest, as they say, is history.


Then it was the era of ‘winner takes all’ as pageant winner. From there I took off to Banjul, where the MISS AFRICA Pageant was held and I once again emerged the Winner. Next was the MISS CHARM Contest in Moscow which saw me emerge as Miss Drushbah. After that was the MISS INTERCONTINENTAL Pageant. I am the ever African ever to have won this Pageant.

This was an awesome experience which provided a wonderful opportunity to visit over 20 countries of the world in the space of one year of my ‘reign’( a great privilege for a mere student) including 12 European countries as well as several other world destinations including Singapore, Japan,Russia, Taipei, Dubai, Republic Of China, Hong Kong where I represented Nigeria at the MISS WORLD beauty Pageant and Cancun, Mexico where I was the Country’s representative at the MISS UNIVERSE Pageant.

It is to God’s glory that I went this far. Today, as always, I continue to celebrate the amazing opportunities God has thrown along my path in life. This is just one of them.''





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04/12/2018

Tin Biển Đông

Hải quân TQ lại đối đầu tàu chiến Mỹ ở Biển Đông, theo VOA. Trung Quốc tuyên bố triển khai lực lượng hải quân để xua đuổi tuần dương hạm có tên lửa dẫn đường USS Chancellorsville của Mỹ khi chiến hạm này đi ngang qua các vùng biển đang tranh chấp ở Biển Đông.

Phía Trung Quốc nói thêm: “Bộ Tư lệnh Chiến khu miền Nam đã triển khai các lực lượng hải quân và không quân để theo dõi chiếc tàu Mỹ, đưa ra lời cảnh cáo để tàu Mỹ rời khỏi nơi này”. Bài báo cho biết: chiến hạm USS Chancellorsville “đi ngang qua quần đảo Hoàng Sa để khẳng định quyền tự do hàng hải sau khi cập cảng ở Hong Kong cùng với tàu sân bay Ronald Reagan và tàu USS Curtis Wilbur vào tuần trước”.

Báo Dân Trí có bài: Hé lộ hòn đảo “mắt xích” trong chiến lược của Mỹ ở Biển Đông. Đó là đảo Manus ở Papua New Guinea với căn cứ hải quân Lombrum, “có thể coi là mắt xích quan trọng trong chiến lược của Mỹ và các đồng minh nhằm kiềm chế Trung Quốc bành trướng ảnh hưởng ở Biển Đông”.

Bài viết lưu ý: Mỹ và Australia “tuyên bố bắt tay khôi phục Lombrum chỉ vài tháng sau khi xuất hiện những đồn đoán rằng Trung Quốc cũng đang có ý định xây dựng một cảng ở đảo Manus và có thể sử dụng làm một căn cứ hải quân”.


“Củi” Trần Bắc Hà

Trong cuộc họp báo chiều 3/12, Thiếu tướng Lương Tam Quang, Chánh văn phòng Bộ Công an cung cấp thông tin vụ ông Trần Bắc Hà bị bắt: Đang củng cố chứng cứ, thu hồi tài sản, theo VietNamNet. Ông Quang nói thêm: “Khi có kết luận điều tra, chúng tôi sẽ thông tin công khai trên các phương tiện thông tin đại chúng”.

Trong vụ Trần Bắc Hà bị dẫn độ về nước, các nhà báo “lề dân” đã đưa tin sớm gần một ngày so với truyền thông “lề đảng”, nhưng ông Lương Tam Quang vẫn nói: “Thông tin về các vụ án trên mạng xã hội là không chính thống”. Trong khi báo “lề đảng” cũng thừa nhận: “Trước khi Bộ Công an thông báo bắt ông Trần Bắc Hà thì mạng xã hội đã có thông tin khá chính xác”.

Về mặt truyền thông, thông tin nhanh nhạy và chính xác, phản ánh đúng sự thật… là những yếu tố quan trọng, chứ không phải yếu tố “chính thống”. Truyền thông “lề đảng” từ lâu đã bị mạng xã hội qua mặt, chẳng hạn như vụ hai tướng Phan Văn Vĩnh và Nguyễn Thanh Hóa sẽ bị bắt, đưa ra xét xử, đã được Facebooker Lê Nguyễn Hương Trà đưa tin vài tháng trước khi vụ việc diễn ra.

Báo Dân Trí đặt câu hỏi: Ông Trần Bắc Hà bị bắt trong vụ án cụ thể nào? Theo thông tin do phía công an cung cấp, phe “đốt lò” trước mắt vẫn tập trung vào sai phạm của ông Bắc Hà và đồng phạm ở Ngân hàng BIDV, loạt sai phạm đã dẫn đến sự trì trệ của hệ thống ngân hàng Việt Nam trong nhiều năm.

Zing đặt câu hỏi: Dự án nuôi bò hơn 4.500 tỷ ở Hà Tĩnh giờ ra sao? Năm 2015, giai đoạn “đồng chí X” chưa làm “người tử tế”, UBND tỉnh Hà Tĩnh chấp thuận chủ trương đầu tư Dự án chăn nuôi bò của Công ty Bình Hà với tổng mức đầu tư hơn 4.500 tỷ đồng. Dự án được triển khai trên diện tích hơn 2.000 ha tại xã Cẩm Quan, huyện Cẩm Xuyên và xã Kỳ Tây, huyện Kỳ Anh. Hậu quả là “hàng trăm ha đất rừng sản xuất, đất trồng hoa màu, trồng lúa của người dân các xã ở 2 huyện trên bị thu hồi”.

Năm 2016, dự án khởi công và hoạt động với sự góp mặt của ông Trần Bắc Hà. Đến nay, “các hạng mục tại trang trại chăn nuôi bò của Công ty cổ phần chăn nuôi Bình Hà ở xã Kỳ Tân (Kỳ Anh) bị bỏ hoang, xuống cấp nghiêm trọng, cỏ dại mọc um tùm”.


Khi “đồng chí” thanh toán “đồng chí”

Sáng 3/12, tại Gia Lai, một cán bộ phường tại Gia Lai bị đồng nghiệp bắn tử vong, theo báo Thế Giới Tiếp Thị. Bà Kpă H’Ven, Phó Chủ tịch HĐND phường Đoàn Kết, bị Bùi Văn Hiếu, Phó ban Chỉ huy quân sự phường bắn chết khi đang ở trụ sở làm việc. Bài báo đưa tin, Hiếu cầm súng, xông vào UBND phường khi đang còn nhiều người làm lễ chào cờ. Hiếu bắn nhiều phát súng chỉ thiên, khống chế và bắn chết bà Kpă H’Ven, sau đó hung thủ tự sát, được đưa đi cấp cứu trong tình trạng nguy kịch.


Zing đưa tin, chính quyền địa phương huy động 40 cán bộ an ninh, các đội nghiệp vụ, công an phường giải cứu con tin. Nhưng chiến dịch giải cứu con tin bất thành trong vụ nữ phó chủ tịch HĐND bị bắn. Khi công an lại gần thì Hiếu lập tức giết con tin rồi tự sát. Thêm bằng chứng cho sự thật đằng sau những lời tuyên truyền về “trình độ” giải cứu con tin của an ninh Việt Nam.


Thông Tấn Xã Việt Nam đưa tin: Phó Chủ tịch HĐND phường ở Gia Lai bị bắn chết: Hung thủ và nạn nhân có quan hệ tình cảmTheo một số Nhân chứng tại hiện trường, “sau khi nổ súng tự sát, ông Hiếu nằm ôm thi thể bà Kpă H’Ven. Cũng theo dư luận tại đây, hai nạn nhân này có mối quan hệ tình cảm và do bất đồng trong quan hệ nên xảy ra sự việc đáng tiếc trên”.

Hơn hai năm sau “tiếng súng Yên Bái”, khi Chi cục trưởng Chi cục Kiểm lâm của tỉnh này là Đỗ Cường Minh, bắn chết hai cấp trên là Bí thư Tỉnh ủy Phạm Duy Cường và Chủ tịch HĐND tỉnh Ngô Ngọc Tuấn, lại có cán bộ chính quyền bắn chết nhau, lần này ở Gia Lai, theo VOA. Bài viết đề cập thêm hai vụ “cán bộ trong chính quyền dùng súng bắn chết lãnh đạo” trước cả vụ Yên Bái.



Khu tưởng niệm nhà thơ Tố Hữu

Mặc dù nợ nần chồng chất, liên tục bị bội chi ngân sách, phải vay nợ mới để trả nợ cũ, nhưng lãnh đạo CSVN vẫn quyết chi ngân sách 28 tỉ đồng để xây khu tưởng niệm nhà thơ Tố Hữu ở Quảng Điền, Thừa Thiên Huế. Trước đó, Tố Hữu cũng đã chiếm một nhà lưu niệm, được khánh thành năm 2009, tại làng Quốc tế Thăng Long, Dịch Vọng, Cầu Giấy, Hà Nội.

VOA có bài: Kế hoạch xây khu tưởng niệm ‘nhà thơ làm kinh tế’ bị phản đối. Dịch giả Phạm Nguyên Trường nói với VOA: “Tôi thấy ông Tố Hữu chả có công trạng gì với dân tộc cả. Ông ấy phá hoại là nhiều. Tôi cho rằng việc xây dựng là để một số người nào đó kiếm tiền chứ họ cũng chẳng tôn trọng gì ông Tố Hữu nữa vì ông ấy chết lâu lắm rồi mà”.


Tin nhân quyền

Nhà báo Trương Châu Hữu Danh viết: Phá nhà dân bằng… giấy lộn. Ông Danh cho biết, ngày 22/8/2017 UBND phường Bình Hưng Hòa, Bình Tân, TPHCM ra quyết định cưỡng chế, phá dỡ gần 500m2 nhà ông Trần Văn Ân, do gia đình ông Ân dựng không phép. Quyết định có hiệu lực ngay từ ngày ký cho đến 5 ngày sau, nhưng phường đã không làm gì khi quyết định còn hiệu lực. Mãi gần 500 ngày sau, phường cho hàng trăm người xuống phá.

quyết định cưỡng chế :

Ông Danh viết: “Phá banh phá nát trong vòng vài tiếng đồng hồ. Nếu phường quang minh chính đại, thì ngại gì mà không ký quyết định mới? Hay ký mới thì sợ dân còn thời hiệu khiếu nại? Vì dẫu gì, cái quyết định vô giá trị kia không còn thời hiệu để dân khiếu nại được!

RFA đưa tin: Việt Nam tuyên bố thực hiện hơn 96% khuyến nghị nhân quyền của LHQ. Chánh văn phòng Bộ Ngoại Giao, ông Đặng Hoàng Giang nói: “Việt Nam đã thực hiện xong 96,2% khuyến nghị về nhân quyền của Liên Hiệp Quốc (LHQ) và sẽ báo cáo tại kỳ Kiểm điểm Định kỳ Phổ quát Toàn cầu (UPR) chu kỳ 3 của Hội đồng Nhân quyền LHQ (UNDP) vào ngày 22 tháng 1 năm 2019”.

Trái ngược với báo cáo và tuyên bố của quan chức cộng sản, thực tế tình hình nhân quyền trong nước ngày càng bị đàn áp rất mạnh. Một số tổ chức theo dõi nhân quyền như Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International… liên  tục lên tiếng về các trường hợp Việt Nam vi phạm nghiêm trọng quyền con người, đàn áp tự do ngôn luận, tự do tôn giáo…

Nghệ An tiếp tục tổ chức hội nghị đòi trục xuất linh mục Đặng Hữu Nam khỏi địa phương, theo RFA. Ngày 30/11, hội nghị các tổ chức đoàn thể tỉnh Nghệ An, gồm hội cựu chiến binh, đoàn thanh niên, hội phụ nữ, hội nông dân, họp tại UBND xã Khánh Thành, huyện Yên Thành để “lên án linh mục Đặng Hữu Nam và đòi trục xuất ông ra khỏi địa phương”. Những người này cho rằng, linh mục Đặng Hữu Nam gây xáo trộn đời sống của họ.

Cán bộ “ăn” đất

Báo Tiền Phong đưa tin: Đất ruộng bị múc trộm, chính quyền chây ì xử lý. Hàng ngàn m2 đất nông nghiệp tại huyện Văn Lâm (Hưng Yên) bị lãnh đạo thôn múc trộm đem bán, bỏ túi. Hàng chục mẫu đất của 30 hộ dân biến thành ao hồ, mất nơi canh tác. Sự việc bị phát giác, lãnh đạo thôn đến nhà các hộ dân dụ dỗ, hòa giải.

Chính quyền xã nói “đã lập biên bản xử lý” và cho rằng số lượng đất bị múc đi dùng đắp bờ chứ chính quyền thôn không đem bán. Tuy nhiên, khi phóng viên muốn xem biên bản thì lãnh đạo xã không đưa. Theo phóng viên quan sát, “số lượng đắp đường chỉ chiếm rất nhỏ trong số diện tích đất nông nghiệp bị múc trộm”.

Báo Pháp Luật TP HCM có bài: Bị hàng xóm xây nhà nhầm trên đất của mình. Vợ chồng bà Nguyễn Thị Tám bị hàng xóm là ông Mười xây dựng nhà trên lô đất 200m2. Bà Tám khởi kiện ra TAND huyện Hàm Thuận Bắc yêu cầu ông Mười trả lại đất, nhưng tòa không buộc ông Mười trả lại đất.

Nghi ngờ cán bộ TAND và ông Mười thông đồng, chạy án, bà Nguyễn Thị Tám nộp đơn kháng cáo. Ông Mười không chỉ xây nhà ở trên đất của vợ chồng bà Tám mà còn lấn chiếm 28m2 đất công quy hoạch đường đi. Không biết phía sau ông Mười là thế lực nào mà ông ngang nhiên chiếm đất của người khác một cách dễ dàng như vậy?


Bòn rút ngân sách

Sai phạm hàng trăm tỷ, có dấu hiệu tham nhũng, thông đồng bỏ túi riêng, nhưng Tổng giám đốc Công ty Tân Thuận tự nhận kỷ luật khiển trách, theo báo Sài Gòn Giải Phóng. Ông Tề Trí Dũng, Tổng Giám đốc Công ty Tân Thuận và nhiều cấp phó tự đưa ra hình thức kỷ luật cho bản thân là “khiển trách”.

Lưu ý, Công ty Tân Thuận của ông Dũng liên quan đến rất nhiều vụ sai phạm bán cổ phần của doanh nghiệp nhà nước, gây thất thoát lớn cho ngân sách và có quan hệ mật thiết với phe cánh cựu Bí thư Thành ủy Lê Thanh Hải. Hiện ông Dũng đã bị đình chỉ công tác vì có hành vi cản trở điều tra sai phạm, nhưng ông vẫn được đảng cộng sản TP HCM cơ cấu làm đại biểu HĐND nhiệm kỳ 2016 – 2021.

Báo Pháp Luật Việt Nam có bài: Qua thời ‘chia ghế’ đến thời ‘dẹp ghế’. Mạnh ai nấy đục khoét ngân sách, “ăn” trên xương máu của dân, từ thời “vẽ” ra đủ các hội, nhóm, tổ chức, các cục, tổng cục để chia nhau chức tước. Ngân sách bộ máy chi cho cán bộ chiếm đến hơn 60% thì còn tiền đâu cho phát triển kinh tế, an sinh xã hội? “Hà Nội phải chi ngân sách để cấp phụ cấp cho số cán bộ kiêm nhiệm các chức danh là 1.079 tỷ đồng”.


Thiếu tá công an qua lại với kẻ gian

Báo Pháp Luật TP HCM đưa tin: Tạm đình chỉ công tác thiếu tá đăng ảnh ăn nhậu với đương sự. Công an tỉnh Thừa Thiên – Huế cho biết, họ đã quyết định tạm đình chỉ công tác đối với Thiếu tá Vương Thành và thay đổi điều tra viên, không cho Thiếu tá Thành tham gia điều tra vụ án “lợi dụng tín nhiệm chiếm đoạt tài sản”.

Trước đó, Công an TP Huế khởi tố Lê Hoài Lộc về hành vi lạm dụng tín nhiệm, chiếm đoạt 2 xe ô tô mang đi bán. Một xe bị bán cho Đồng Văn Đạt, ở Nghệ An, nên thiếu tá Thành được cử đến đây làm việc. Tuy nhiên, thiếu tá Thành đã đi ăn nhậu thân thiết với đương sự vụ án khi truy tìm xe gian, thậm chí còn chụp hình đăng lên trang cá nhân, theo báo Dân Trí.

Thiếu tá Thành khoác vai đương sự nhậu, tuy nhiên lại trả lời “bữa nhậu đó do các đồng nghiệp đang công tác tại Công an Nghệ An mời nên thiếu tá Thành cũng bất ngờ khi có mặt anh Đạt tại cuộc nhậu”.


Lãnh đạo lại muốn “vặt lông vịt”

Thời Báo Kinh Tế Việt Nam dẫn số liệu từ chính quyền khoe “thành tích”: Thuế thu nhập cá nhân, bảo vệ môi trường góp 120.000 tỷ vào ngân sách. Theo đó, nguồn thu từ thuế bảo vệ môi trường và thuế thu nhập cá nhân “chiếm đến 13% tổng thu nội địa và 10% tổng thu ngân sách nhà nước…”

Trong hơn 11 tháng qua, thuế thu nhập cá nhân thu được 82,5 ngàn tỷ đồng; thuế bảo vệ môi trường thu được 38,3 ngàn tỷ đồng. Tất cả hai nguồn thu trên đều bù đắp vào thâm thủng ngân sách thay vì để dành một phần chi bảo vệ môi trường như tên gọi của nó.

Báo Tri Thức Trẻ đặt câu hỏi: Tại sao người dân sẽ luôn phải chịu giá điện cao? EVN báo lỗ 1.300 tỷ đồng trong năm 2017, chuẩn bị cho một kế hoạch điều chỉnh giá điện trong năm 2019. “Những điều này đã đặt ra câu hỏi về tính độc quyền của doanh nghiệp này trên thị trường. Thế nhưng, nếu mở toang cửa thị trường, mọi chuyện có được giải quyết?”

TS Nguyễn Tuệ Anh dẫn chứng một vài nước không thành công trong việc bỏ độc quyền ngành điện để cổ súy cho việc tăng giá: “Nhiều nghiên cứu đã chỉ ra người dân sẽ phải chịu giá điện cao cũng như không hi vọng vào một sự cạnh tranh”. Tuy nhiên, bà Anh không tính đến yếu tố thiếu minh bạch trong giá điện ở Việt Nam.


Môi trường chết dần

Báo Tiền Phong đưa tin: Cá chết trắng mặt nước tại hồ điều hòa ở thành phố Vinh. Những ngày qua, hồ điều hòa Cửa Nam, Vinh, Nghệ An xuất hiện tình trạng cá chết bất thường, nổi trắng mặt nước. Quan sát tại hồ, “nước đen ngòm, cá chết nổi trắng mặt hồ, mùi hôi thối nồng nặc. Theo những người dân sở tại, tình trạng nước ô nhiễm, bốc mùi xảy ra đã lâu nhưng hiện tượng cá chết thì mới diễn ra trong những ngày gần đây”.

Cá bớp chết hàng loạt ở Quảng Ngãi, thiệt hại hơn 1 tỷ đồng, theo báo Sài Gòn Giải Phóng. Có trên 2.000 con cá chết với trọng lượng từ 3 – 6kg và hàng ngàn con 2 tháng tuổi cũng chung số phận. Chính quyền và truyền thông “lề đảng” tuyên bố cá bớp chết do… hậu quả bão số 9. Trong khi cơn bão này ảnh hưởng mạnh nhất ở khu vực Sài Gòn và miền Đông Nam Bộ.

Dân bắt giữ người để phản đối dự án điện mặt trời tại Bình Định, theo RFA. Người dân xã Mỹ Thắng, huyện Phù Mỹ, tỉnh Bình Định tiếp tục bắt giữ cán bộ về địa phương khảo sát dự án điện mặt trời. Theo kế hoạch, phía chính quyền sẽ tìm cách đối thoại và giải thích với người dân hôm nay, 4/12/2018.

Người dân cho biết, “họ lo ngại rằng dự án nhà máy điện mặt trời sẽ gây ô nhiễm môi trường, đổ thải ra biển, làm cho hải sản nuôi của người dân bị tác hại. Ngoài ra, người dân nghi ngờ chủ đầu tư nói làm dự án điện mặt trời nhưng mục đích là để khai thác titan tại khu vực”.


Nền giáo dục mục nát

Trước sự phản ứng gay gắt từ người dân, hiệu trưởng trường xảy ra vụ 231 cái tát nói: Lấy lời khai không có gì sai, theo Infonet. Ban giám hiệu Trường THCS Duy Ninh yêu cầu 23 học sinh lớp 6/2 “viết lời khai” về 231 cái tát. Hầu hết những câu trả lời của học sinh đều cho thấy bị áp lực từ phía nhà trường, nhằm gỡ tội cho cô giáo. Hiệu trưởng Phạm Thị Lệ Anh thừa nhận, có sự việc “điều tra” nhưng cho rằng, chuyện điều tra 23 em học sinh bằng việc “lấy lời khai” này “không có gì sai trái”.

Zing đưa tin: Điều tra học sinh tát bạn 231 cái, trường bị kiểm điểm. Trưởng phòng GD&ĐT huyện Quảng Ninh Võ Thái Hòa, cho biết, “đã nắm được việc trường THCS Duy Ninh gửi phiếu điều tra học sinh. Đây là việc làm không phù hợp, Phòng GD&ĐT không tán thành và đã gửi công văn yêu cầu trường kiểm điểm”.


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Grail, a cancer-testing startup backed by two of the world’s richest men, is weighing a U.S. initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said, potentially backing away from earlier plans to list in Hong Kong’s volatile market for new health stocks. The Menlo Park biotechnology company could seek an IPO as early as 2019, based on conditions in the stock market, one of the people said. They asked not to be identified because the discussions are still at an early stage and plans could change. In February, Bloomberg reported that Grail had been considering raising as much as $500 million in a Hong Kong listing this year. A representative for Grail declined to comment.
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Assalamualaikum...

LAMA kan tak cerita pasal masak-masak.
Bukannya tak nak cerita tapi tak best nak cerita sebab tak ada gambar,  hehhe.  Alaaa..  Bukannya masak yang luar biasa pun,  masak macam selalu jugaklah,  tak kari.. sambal.  Tak sambal..  kari..  Tu jerlah pusing-pusing. Yang jadi tak ada gambar tu,  pasal lampu kat meja makan tu rosak,  tu yang malas nak ambil gambar dalam cahaya yang samar-samar,  huwa huwa huwa.

Petang semalam,  Encik Rizar kata masak Sambal Tumis Ayam aje untuk makan malam.  Nanti dia singgah kedai beli ayam sebab barang mentah memang dah tak ada,  lama tak ke pasar.  Tup-tup dia sampai rumah jinjit dua plastik.  Tak jadi masak ayam la,  katanya.  Masak siakap stim limau ke,  hong kong ke (sambil tunjuk ikan siakap dalam plastik). Satu plastik lagi,  baby kailan.  Pehhh..  Macam order kat kedai kooo.

Orang kata,  rezeki jangan ditolak.  Teringat memang banyak stok lemon dalam peti sejuk.  Jadi,  marilah kita memasak Siakap Stim Lemon yang sumpah sedap walaupun pakai campak baling aje. Sk yang masak,  kannn..  Mestilahh terbaikkk..  Kahhhhh!


Buka-buka plastik tengok ada dua ekor rupanya siakap.  Tanya la nak masak satu ke dua.  ER kata,  ikut la.. (nak masak satu boleh,  dua2 pun boleh) Sk terus belasah masak dua-dua.  Puas makan siakap semalam,  kalau tak kita dapat kepala aje wakkk..  Hahahha. 


Sendu jer gambar kita kan..  Hehehhee. 

Nah resepi

Siakap Stim Lemon

Siakap dibersihkan dan dilumur garam secukup rasa
Jus dari 5 biji lemon*
1 1/2 tbs gula*
1/2 cup air*
(*kacau hingga larut) 
5 ulas bawang putih dicincang
7 tangkai cili padi dicincang
1/2" halia hiris halus

1. Panaskan air dalam kukusan
2. Dalam pinggan besi,  letakkan siakap,  sumbat badannya dengan halia
3. Taburkan bahan yang dicincang
4. Tuangkan jus lemon yang telah dicampur air dan gula. 
5. Kukuskan 10 - 15 minit
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          China lançará a sonda Chang'e 4 em direção ao lado escuro da Lua no sábado (8)      Cache   Translate Page      

Pesquisadores chineses da agência espacial CNSA estão se preparando para o lançamento da sonda Chang'e 4 ao lado escuro da Lua partindo do Centro Xichang de Lançamento de Satélites, no próximo sábado (8). A missão inicialmente entrará na órbita do satélite natural da Terra e então um módulo e um jipe-robô serão posicionados na superfície lunar, mapeando os arredores da área de pouso, medindo a espessura das camadas subterrâneas por meio de radares e analisando a composição mineral do solo com ajuda de um espectômetro infravermelho.

Se tudo ocorrer bem, a missão analisará o solo lunar, inclusive no que diz respeito ao cultivo de vida vegetal. Experimentos de radioastronomia também serão testados pela primeira vez na história da humanidade. “Definitivamente, esta é uma missão importante e um marco na exploração lunar”, diz Carolyn van der Bogert, geóloga da Universidade de Westfälische Wilhelms em Munique, na Alemanha.

O intuito da operação é viabilizar a criação de uma base lunar que permita exploração posteriormente, mas ainda não há informações sobre como ou quando isso poderia ocorrer. A CNSA mantém sigilo em relação à maior parte dos detalhes da missão, incluindo onde a Chang'e 4 pousará. O planetólogo Zongcheng Lig, da Universidade de Shandong e pesquisador integrante da missão, o local mais provável de pouso ficaria no interior de uma cratera com 186 km de diâmetro chamada Von Karman, parte da Bacia do Polo sul Aitken, a maior estrutura criada pelo impacto de outros corpos celestes conhecida no sistema solar, além de ser a mais antiga da Lua.

"É uma área chave para compreendermos várias questões importantes sobre a história antiga da Lua, incluindo sua estrutura interna e sua evolução térmica", explicou Bo Wu, que ajudou a descrever a topografia e geomorfologia da região e trabalha com geoinformática na Universidade Politécnica de Hong Kong.

A Chang'e 4 é a segunda missão de pouso suave na Lua feita pela China. A primeira missão bem sucedida nesse aspecto foi a Chang'e 3, em 2013. Já a Chang'e 5, que será uma operação ainda mais ambiciosa da CNSA, está com o lançamento agendado para 2019 e terá o intuito de trazer amostras do solo lunar para análises na Terra.


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He Jiankui está desaparecido. Ele é o cientista que afirma ter modificado geneticamente um casal de bebês, tornando-os imunes ao HIV. Segundo reportagem do jornal South China Morning Post, ele não é visto desde o último dia 28, quando falou na Segunda Conferência Internacional em Edição de Genoma Humano, em Hong Kong. A suspeita é de que ele tenha sido detido pelo governo chinês.

Outro veículo, o Apple Daily, também chinês, afirma que Jiankui havia sido chamado à Universidade de Ciência e Tecnologia do Sul, em Shenzhen. Ele trabalhava na instituição, mas havia tirado licença para viajar para o Congresso. Informações extra-oficiais apontam que ele está em prisão domiciliar no campus da universidade com guardas que o impedem de sair da região.

O cientista afirmou no último dia 26 que havia modificado geneticamente um conjunto de bebês em um experimento que a Universidade de Ciência e Tecnologia do Sul não reconhece. Jiankui disse que usou uma técnica nova que permite alteração de genes do corpo humano, editando embriões soropositivos para terem resistência ao vírus HIV. Por conta de polêmicas, o chinês informou que iria fazer uma “pausa” nos experimentos.

Apesar disso, ele já afirmou que há outra gestante que deve receber um novo bebê modificado em breve. Por questões de segurança, ele não quis revelar o nome dos pais desta nova criança. Segundo Jiankui, ao menos oito famílias trabalharam com ele em prol da pesquisa, sendo que uma delas desistiu do processo. Os casais teriam concordado com a modificação genética, pois apesar de as mães serem soronegativas, todos os pais são positivos, o que aumenta a probabilidade de o bebê também contrair a doença (atualmente, há técnicas que permitem a inseminação segura). A alteração genética tem como objetivo exatamente evitar que os bebês contraiam o HIV.

Até o momento não há uma informação oficial sobre o paradeiro de Jiankui. Contudo, o protocolo de detenção de pessoas sem aviso prévio e com desaparecimento é comum na China. Recentemente, o governo manteve a atriz Fan Bingbing ao menos por dois meses em detenção sob acusação de sonegar impostos.


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A Razer anunciou nesta terça-feira (4) novos modelos para a Blade Stealth, sua linha de laptops. Os novos aparelhos chegam não só com especificações atualizadas, mas também com novo modelo externo.

Uma das principais novidades dele é que, de cara, percebe-se que é mais leve e fino. Ainda com as 13.,3 polegadas de tela (agora também possíveis em 4K), o aparelho tem 1,27 quilogramas e apenas 4,9 milímetros de espessura. Segundo a empresa, isso é 60% mais fino que a geração antiga da linha. Para isso, também, a empresa passou a adotar o USB-C, mais fino que outras entradas e saídas de energia.

Em termos de especificações há duas possíveis. A primeira traz uma tela em full HD e um processador quad-core i7-8565U travado em 1.8 GHz mas com turbo boost até 4.6 GHz. Junto dela também há uma placa gráfica UHD 620 da Intel, 8 GB RAM e armazenamento em SSD Sata de somente 256 GB.

Aparelho é mais fino que o antecessor (Foto: Divulgação/Razer)

A segunda versão é mais premium. Ela carrega uma tela em 4K touch. Além do mesmo processador, o aparelho tem uma placa de video MX 150 de 25 watts da Nvidia. Esta é a placa que a companhia informa que é capaz de rodar alguns jogos como League of Legends e Fornite em 4K, mas com gráficos nas configurações mais baixas. Ele ainda chega com 16 GB de RAM e 512 GB em SSD. Tais configurações colocam os novos modelos ainda fora da indicação para games.

Ainda, ambos modelos são compatíveis com eGPU, para dar mais potência ao dispositivo quando estiver em casa ou no escritório. Outra característica deste dispositivo é que ele conta com a tecnologia de iluminação do teclado, a Razer Chroma. A proposta é usar o sistema também para auxiliar no ajuste de bateria para que ela dure o máximo possível, com promessas de até 13 horas na versão com tela em full HD.

Aparelho tem novo design de chassis (Foto: Divulgação/Razer)

Vamos ao preço: a novidade chega custando a partir de US$ 1.399 (R$ 5.353, aproximadamente, na conversão direta) na versão de tela em 1080p. Já para o pacote com 4K touch, o valor sobe para U$ 1.899 (~ R$ 7.270). Até o momento, ele foi lançado apenas para os Estados Unidos e Canadá, mas deve chegar a outros países como Reino Unido, França, Alemanha, Suécia, Finlândia, Dinamarca, Irlanda, China, Austrália, Hong Kong, Japão, Cingapura e Taiwan.

A nova linha chega também com uma câmera com infravermelho voltada à leitura facial, usando o programa do Windows Hello.


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El científico chino He Jiankui, quien afirmó que había creado los primeros bebés del mundo modificados genéticamente, se encuentra en paradero desconocido desde el pasado 28 de noviembre, informa South China Morning Post, según rt.

La Universidad de Ciencia y Tecnología del Sur, ubicada en Shenzhen (Cantón, China), ha rechazado que su exempleado se encuentre detenido en su campus universitario, como habían especulado varios medios de comunicación.

"En este momento, ninguna información es precisa salvo la de los canales oficiales", declaró una portavoz de la universidad. La representante se negó a dar más detalles al respecto y aseguró de que cuando dispongan de nueva información, la actualizarán a través de sus "canales oficiales".

Durante el fin de semana, algunos medios de comunicación informaron que el presidente de la universidad, Chen Shiyi, hizo que el científico regresara a Shenzhen para ser puesto bajo arresto domiciliario en el campus. Supuestamente, todo ocurrió después de que He presentara su experimento en la Segunda Cumbre Internacional sobre la Edición del Genoma Humano, que tuvo lugar en Hong Kong el miércoles pasado. Desde esa fecha, el científico se encuentra en paradero desconocido

He Jiankui ha sido calificado en algunos sectores como el 'Frankenstein chino' después de que publicara en YouTube el 25 de noviembre una serie de cinco videos donde afirmaba haber alterado el ADN de unas gemelas nacidas el pasado mes de noviembre, consiguiendo supuestamente así la primera modificación genética de bebés en la historia. Explicó que su equipo de investigadores había alterado los embriones de las hermanas para desactivar de manera efectiva un gen relacionado con el VIH, virus que posee el padre.

La investigación de He fue condenada por los funcionarios de salud chinos, quienes afirmaron no saber nada del experimento. El caso también está siendo examinado por el Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología del país, que ha ordenado al científico detener todas sus investigaciones.

La semana pasada, la universidad emitió un comunicado en su sitio web oficial con el fin de distanciarse del trabajo de He. En el texto, la institución afirmaba no disponer de información sobre ese proyecto de investigación y revelaba que el docente en cuestión disfruta de un permiso no remunerado desde febrero de este año hasta 2021.

Asimismo, el centro educativo calificó el experimento de He como una "grave violación de la ética y los estándares académicos", al tiempo que otros científicos a nivel internacional mostraron su rechazo al respecto y catalogaron las acciones del investigador chino como "monstruosas", "irresponsables, poco éticas y peligrosas.

 


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by dmoser22

...Any word on where we stand with US distribution? I'm wondering if I'll be able to play this over the Xmas/New Year's break.

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Silly Euroserfs gearing up to battle Russia which can barely keep itself going let alone invade. China at 1.3 billion rapidly increasing GDP can simply buy Russia just as Great Britain bought into everywhere.

Meanwhile the conquest of the Euroserfs is going great after 1000 years of substantial but not total success by Islamic jihadists.

The great European industrialisation and scientific expansion along with Virtuous Victorian Values rolled the Moslems back. Spain and the Balkans were their limit with skirmishes right up to Tours and Vienna.

Now the Moslems have conquered Sweden, Londonistan, Belgium, France ... but the remaining dopey Euroserfs think Russia, Putin, USA, Big D and China are the problem.

China meanwhile is sensibly not messing about with the Uighur jihadists.

Tarken was named after Tarkan who is the character created by Istanbul man Sezgin Burak who befriended my wife and me in 1974 while Turkey was in conflict with Greece over Cyprus. He took us to meet his lovely family. He called one of his sons Tarkan. There is a Tarken Moore in Canada named after our Tarken ... note to self .. ElM tells me to get out more ... giggle

Tarkan with wolf and horse would ride far far out east to do battle with the evil Chinese.

Meanwhile, Genghis Khan did similar battles far far west and as far down as Turkey. Crimea was easy meat for Genghis.

Via China, Hong Kong, NZ and Londonistan, Genghis descendants are in a pincer move on jihad.

It's quite a moving picture.

There's quite a constituency for a Made in China approach to jihadists in Eurostan. The easterners are spitting the dummy, pulling up the drawbridge and dropping the portcullis.

The Euroserfs would do better to ally with Russia than to think of fighting them.

The Norwegian manoeuvres to plan Yank tanks to Murmansk were ridiculous when the actual threat is inside the capitals of Eurostan.

Meanwhile England ponders Brexit freedom while Eurostan plans to keep them in serfdom.

The end of history is far from now. At least full scale WWIII did not yet happen and G20 was smiley.

Mqurice

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(1) given that

(1-i) usa officialdom just noted the out-dated-ness / relevancy of un and eu nytimes.com

(1-ii) merkel & macron wants to tee-up eu army to defend against (of all military) the chinese, (more understandable) the russians, and (puzzling) the americans politico.eu

(1-iii) we now see ostensibly 'spontaneous' yellow vests at the arc, akin to red shirts in bangkok, jasmine whatever wherever, umbrellas in hong kong, colour whatever in kiev, etc etc all indubitably spontaneous

(2) we know what eu officialdom is thinking. one camp thinking russians, and another americans.

(3) the ones thinking american may choose to get on the anti-trump bandwagon and reveal intelligence info they may have call upon, or be leaked to by american fellow-travellers

(4) once capital flight gets underway in earnest, gloves could be off to bare knuckles, as extremist politicians take over from the soft hands of current rulers

(5) then there be the democrat-run house of reps ... taxes investigations ...

(6) all of this, on tapestry that is trade war, and currency battles, should make for extremely interesting 2019

          Ping An GammaLab Wins Global AI Machine Reading Comprehension Competition      Cache   Translate Page      

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Bowling, strike azzurro: Italia campione del mondo

L'Italia conquista il primo storico oro nel bowling: superati gli Stati Uniti per 2-0 nella finale di Hong Kong. "È stato un miracolo: noi dilettanti siamo riusciti a battere i super professionisti americani, erano campioni del mondo in carica. Tutto questo a spese nostre", spiega il commissario tecnico azzurro Brandolini

Parole chiave: italia,stati uniti

          Le città più visitate nel mondo: la classifica. Hong Kong prima. Roma quindicesima      Cache   Translate Page      

ROMA – Hong Kong (con 27.8 milioni di arrivi internazionali) è la città più visitata al mondo nel 2017 (dati Euromonitor). [...]

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          Bowling, Italia campione del mondo: batte gli Usa a Hong Kong      Cache   Translate Page      

ROMA – L’Italia del bowling batte gli Stati Uniti e diventa campione del mondo a Hong Kong nella finale del 4 [...]

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          Senior General Ledger (GAR) - Mandarin Speaking - EPS Malaysia - Tocantins      Cache   Translate Page      
Industry: Education (Shared service) Location: Next to LRT University Remunerations: Base + Medical benefit Responsibilities: Support Taiwan, Hong Kong,...
De EPS Malaysia - Fri, 30 Nov 2018 06:22:32 GMT - Visualizar todas as empregos: Tocantins
          Contracts/ Tenders Manager | RFP/ RFI | Asset Management - Robert Walters Hong Kong      Cache   Translate Page      
Salary: HK$70,000 - 90,000 /month (negotiable), N/A yr of exp, posted on 05 Dec 2018 07:18:00
          Private Markets Analyst - Mercer (Hong Kong) Limited      Cache   Translate Page      
Salary: Salary provided, 2 yr of exp, posted on 05 Dec 2018 06:13:00
          Sales Assistant - Page Group Hong Kong      Cache   Translate Page      
Salary: HK$30,000 - 35,000 /month, 3 yr of exp, posted on 05 Dec 2018 06:07:00
          Client Services Analyst (With Private Banking Experience) - Page Group Hong Kong      Cache   Translate Page      
Salary: HK$20,000 - 25,000 /month, 1 yr of exp, posted on 05 Dec 2018 06:05:00
          Fixed Income Investment Manager - HuaAn Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited      Cache   Translate Page      
Salary: Salary negotiable, 5 yr of exp, posted on 05 Dec 2018 03:21:00
          Operations Analyst / Investment Assistant - HuaAn Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited      Cache   Translate Page      
Salary: Salary negotiable, 1 yr of exp, posted on 05 Dec 2018 03:16:00
          Assistant Investment Manager/ Manager - Pengrui Hong Kong Holdings Limited      Cache   Translate Page      
Salary: Salary negotiable, 5 yr of exp, posted on 05 Dec 2018 02:29:00
          Market Risk Manager, VP - Credit / Rates / Treasury / FX - Randstad Hong Kong Limited      Cache   Translate Page      
Salary: HK$70,000 - 90,000 /month (negotiable), N/A yr of exp, posted on 04 Dec 2018 11:12:00
          Credit Risk Analyst - Corporate Sector - Randstad Hong Kong Limited      Cache   Translate Page      
Salary: HK$35,000 - 45,000 /month (negotiable), N/A yr of exp, posted on 04 Dec 2018 11:08:00
          Credit Risk Approver - Corporate Banking - Randstad Hong Kong Limited      Cache   Translate Page      
Salary: HK$55,000 - 70,000 /month (negotiable), N/A yr of exp, posted on 04 Dec 2018 11:05:00
          Operations Analyst (6 months contract) - Randstad Hong Kong Limited      Cache   Translate Page      
Salary: HK$30,000 - 35,000 /month (negotiable), N/A yr of exp, posted on 04 Dec 2018 09:28:00
          Assistant Manager, Capital Management - AIA Hong Kong and Macau      Cache   Translate Page      
Salary: Salary negotiable, 4 yr of exp, posted on 04 Dec 2018 09:27:00
          Team Manager (FVP/ SVP), Commercial Banking (Mid-cap) - Randstad Hong Kong Limited      Cache   Translate Page      
Salary: HK$70,000 - 90,000 /month, N/A yr of exp, posted on 04 Dec 2018 09:25:00
          Investment Analyst (5-day-work) - Hong Kong Kam Fung Group Company Limited      Cache   Translate Page      
Salary: Salary negotiable, 3 yr of exp, posted on 04 Dec 2018 08:34:00
          Manager, Acceleration Programmes [Ref: JDB/MAP/181204] - Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation      Cache   Translate Page      
Salary: Salary provided, 8 yr of exp, posted on 04 Dec 2018 08:08:00
          Cuáles fueron los destinos mundiales más visitados de 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Hong Kong volvió a ser, como en 2017, la que más visitantes recibió este año, con 27,8 millones de arribos), detrás de Bangkok (23,6 millones) y Londres (20,7 millones) completa el podio.
          Close up (Volume 2) by Zeki - DVD      Cache   Translate Page      
Close up (Volume 2) by Zeki - DVD2012 FISM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF MAGIC Close-up Card magic Winner!

This is DVD which contains the tricks that magician Yoo hyun min has gathered his own close-up Ideas so far.
By DVD, you will learn not only diverse close-up techniques, visual effects, and tricks which you can use your close-up magic but also making gimmick, performance know-how in practice and his thoughts to show magic more effectively.
Expect stronger tricks and effects than Vol.1

Contents:
  • Impromptu Haunted
  • Slinky
  • Bertram Change 2
  • Stick Out
  • Card from the card case
  • Biddle Trick with zipper bag
  • Ball Matrix 1,2
  • Tomato
PROFILE

2006 Busan Internationl Magic Festival close-up 1st prize
2008 World Magic Seminar Asia (UGM) close-up 1st prize
2009 International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) in Nashville close-up 1st prize
2011 Fism Asia in Hong Kong close-up Grand Prix
2012 FISM in Blackpool Close-up Card Magic Winner
2013 Swiss Magic Grenchen Congress Close-up 1st prize

Lecture tour

2011 Taiwan TMA 'Double Lecture' Tour Show
2012 China International Great wall convention Lecture show 2012
2012 China Lecture Tour Show in Hanjhou, Quindao , Beijing , etc
2012 Australia "champions of Magic" Lecture Show 2012
2012,13 U.K. Blackpool convention Lecture show
2013 FFFF(4F) Magic Convention Lecture Show


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          Amex Is Opening a Centurion Lounge at London Heathrow      Cache   Translate Page      
While American Express continues to open up locations at a steady rate around the US, there’s currently only one true Centurion Lounge overseas, at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). Now, almost two years after Amex first announced it’d be opening up in Hong Kong, the issuer’s back to announce its second international location, at London …
          * Holiday Special * Classic Army MK16 L AEG Airsoft Rifle ( BLACK ) Factory Direct      Cache   Translate Page      
* Holiday Special * Classic Army MK16 L AEG Airsoft Rifle ( BLACK ) Factory Direct

Classic Army is a leading manufacturer of Airsoft products, setting standards for the entire industry. This model of the MK16 L AEG will ship directly from the manufacturing center. Additionally, MK16 L AEG is priced lower since the product is coming from Hong Kong! This is literally one of the best deals on Earth considering the package can ship to any country where its legal. It's time to get your hands on this affordable deal coming straight out of the factory!

Classic Army is a leading manufacturer of Airsoft products, setting standards for the entire industry. Classic Army produced the first full metal production M4 and MP5 AEGs. Classic Army built the first glass-filled nylon fiber AEG in their G36. Classic Army was the first to introduce a high-end SCAR AEG. Since inception, Classic Army has been an innovator in design and production of Airsoft guns for the collector and wargamer market, offering a wide selection of products to suit their customers' tastes and needs. Through their years of experience and knowledge, Classic Army has developed their creed of Total Performance

Description:

The CA MK16 is modeled after the new MK16 assault rifle that is in use with American special operations personnel in USSOCOM. This revolutionary design incorporates a side folding retractable stock making this gun adjustable for almost any circumstance. Also, the MK16 features a rail that runs the entire length of the reciever and the barrel that allow for the attachment of scopes and other accessories. If you do decide to mount a scope or red dot the iron sights flip down out of the way. All these features make this gun a great deal, so get the latest design for yourself.

Specifications:
Gearbox type: Type 2
Magazine capacity: 300 rounds
Lenght: 711mm
Muzzle velocity: 300fps
Accuracy: 100 feet
Battery pack size: Mini Battery
Package includes:Manual, Magazine, Cleaning Rod

Features:
* Unique Serial Number
* Metal Charging Handle
* 7mm Metal Bearing Gear Box
* Hi-Cap Magazine (300 Rd)
* Metal Flip up Front & Rear Sight
* CNC made Metal Upper Receiver
* 8.4v Mini Type Battery can be used
* Fiber Lower Receiver & Retractable Folding Stock
* Magazine Released Catch can function in both sides of receiver
* Bearing Spring Guide, Bearing Piston Head, Sealed Nozzle & Cylinder

Country of Origin:
China

Please Note:

  • Battery and charger are NOT included.
  • Optic is NOT included.
  • The product will ship straight from the factory in Hong Kong.
  • No warranty will be provided. However, spare parts are included for future maintenance.
  • Please expect longer delivery time depending on the country the item is being shipped towards.
  • The customer is responsible for any policies, duty, and taxes that may apply for having the airsoft rifle enter their country.


Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model #: 38426 / CA020P-B
Price: $135.99


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          * Holiday Special * Classic Army MK16 L AEG Airsoft Rifle ( TAN ) Factory Direct      Cache   Translate Page      
* Holiday Special * Classic Army MK16 L AEG Airsoft Rifle ( TAN ) Factory Direct

Classic Army is a leading manufacturer of Airsoft products, setting standards for the entire industry. This model of the MK16 L AEG will ship directly from the manufacturing center. Additionally, MK16 L AEG is priced lower since the product is coming from Hong Kong! This is literally one of the best deals on Earth considering the package can ship to any country where its legal. It's time to get your hands on this affordable deal coming straight out of the factory!

Classic Army is a leading manufacturer of Airsoft products, setting standards for the entire industry. Classic Army produced the first full metal production M4 and MP5 AEGs. Classic Army built the first glass-filled nylon fiber AEG in their G36. Classic Army was the first to introduce a high-end SCAR AEG. Since inception, Classic Army has been an innovator in design and production of Airsoft guns for the collector and wargamer market, offering a wide selection of products to suit their customers' tastes and needs. Through their years of experience and knowledge, Classic Army has developed their creed of Total Performance

Description:

The CA MK16 is modeled after the new MK16 assault rifle that is in use with American special operations personnel in USSOCOM. This revolutionary design incorporates a side folding retractable stock making this gun adjustable for almost any circumstance. Also, the MK16 features a rail that runs the entire length of the reciever and the barrel that allow for the attachment of scopes and other accessories. If you do decide to mount a scope or red dot the iron sights flip down out of the way. All these features make this gun a great deal, so get the latest design for yourself.

Specifications:
Gearbox type: Type 2
Magazine capacity: 300 rounds
Lenght: 711mm
Muzzle velocity: 300fps
Accuracy: 100 feet
Battery pack size: Mini Battery
Package includes:Manual, Magazine, Cleaning Rod

Features:
* Unique Serial Number
* Metal Charging Handle
* 7mm Metal Bearing Gear Box
* Hi-Cap Magazine (300 Rd)
* Metal Flip up Front & Rear Sight
* CNC made Metal Upper Receiver
* 8.4v Mini Type Battery can be used
* Fiber Lower Receiver & Retractable Folding Stock
* Magazine Released Catch can function in both sides of receiver
* Bearing Spring Guide, Bearing Piston Head, Sealed Nozzle & Cylinder

Country of Origin:
China

Please Note:

  • Battery and charger are NOT included.
  • Optic is NOT included.
  • The product will ship straight from the factory in Hong Kong.
  • No warranty will be provided. However, spare parts are included for future maintenance.
  • Please expect longer delivery time depending on the country the item is being shipped towards.
  • The customer is responsible for any policies, duty, and taxes that may apply for having the airsoft rifle enter their country.


Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model #: 38425 / CA020P-T
Price: $135.99


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          * Holiday Special * Classic Army LM4 CQB AEG Airsoft Rifle ( TAN ) Factory Direct      Cache   Translate Page      
* Holiday Special * Classic Army LM4 CQB AEG Airsoft Rifle ( TAN ) Factory Direct

Classic Army is a leading manufacturer of Airsoft products, setting standards for the entire industry. This model of the R5 KEYMOD S AEG will ship directly from the manufacturing center. Additionally, the LM4 CQB AEG is priced lower since the product is coming from Hong Kong! This is literally one of the best deals on Earth considering the package can ship to any country where its legal. It's time to get your hands on this affordable deal coming straight out of the factory!

Classic Army is a leading manufacturer of Airsoft products, setting standards for the entire industry. Classic Army produced the first full metal production M4 and MP5 AEGs. Classic Army built the first glass-filled nylon fiber AEG in their G36. Classic Army was the first to introduce a high-end SCAR AEG. Since inception, Classic Army has been an innovator in design and production of Airsoft guns for the collector and wargamer market, offering a wide selection of products to suit their customers' tastes and needs. Through their years of experience and knowledge, Classic Army has developed their creed of Total Performance

Description:

The Classic Army LM4 CQB AEG is a full metal M4 with an impressive amount of features. It has a 10" CQB barrel surrouned by a 9" CNC machined free float rail system with a mock gas piston system for a realistic look. The adjustable mod stock has quick detach sling mounting points on both sides for an ambidexterous setup, as well as a storage compartment. The monolithic profile of the rail system gives you plenty of rail real estate to accessorize with optics, lights, lasers, forward grips, and more. The gun also comes with flip up front and rear sights and an ergonomic grip.

Internally, the gun has a 9mm bearing gearbox, wire cut steel 21:1 ratio gears, inline mosfet protected trigger contacts, stainless steel bore up cylinder, aluminum bore-up cylinder head, metal spring guide with bearing, 6.03mm tightbore barrel, silver low resistance trigger wiring, and a quick change spring system. This gun is lipo-ready right out of the box. It will shoot 375-400 fps using 0.20g BBs and 800-900 rpm using a 9.6V battery. The quick change spring system allows for fast and easy spring changes without having to go into the gearbox.

Specifications:
Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model: M6A2 Carbine
Muzzle Velocity: 380-390 FPS
Magazine Capacity: 300 rounds
Package Includes: Gun, Magazine

Features:

  • Quick Change Spring System
  • Reinforced 9mm Bearing Gearbox
  • Dual O-ring Cylinder Head / Piston Head
  • Metal Spring Guide W/ Ball Bearings
  • Wire-cut Steel Gears

Please Note:

  • Battery and charger are NOT included.
  • Optic is NOT included.
  • The product will ship straight from the factory in Hong Kong.
  • No warranty will be provided. However, spare parts are included for future maintenance.
  • Please expect longer delivery time depending on the country the item is being shipped towards.
  • The customer is responsible for any policies, duty, and taxes that may apply for having the airsoft rifle enter their country.


Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model #: 38424 / CA051M
Price: $135.99


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          * Holiday Special * Classic Army R5 KEYMOD S AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct      Cache   Translate Page      
* Holiday Special * Classic Army R5 KEYMOD S AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct

Classic Army is a leading manufacturer of Airsoft products, setting standards for the entire industry. This model of the R5 KEYMOD S AEG will ship directly from the manufacturing center. Additionally, R5 KEYMOD S AEG is priced lower since the product is coming from Hong Kong! This is literally one of the best deals on Earth considering the package can ship to any country where its legal. It's time to get your hands on this affordable deal coming straight out of the factory!

Description:
The R5 KEYMOD S AEG Airsoft Gun from Airsoft GI continues Classic Army's history as a leading manufacturer of airsoft products and a company known for its innovation and setting standards for the industry. This gun fully lives up to this Hong Kong company's dedication to total performance.

If you are looking for an airsoft gun that is as accurate as it is reliable, look no further than the R5 KEYMOD SL AEG. Its durability and versatility make it a smart choice.

Please Note:

  • Battery and charger are NOT included.
  • Optic is NOT included.
  • The product will ship straight from the factory in Hong Kong.
  • No warranty will be provided. However, spare parts are included for future maintenance.
  • Please expect longer delivery time depending on the country the item is being shipped towards.
  • The customer is responsible for any policies, duty, and taxes that may apply for having the airsoft rifle enter their country.


Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model #: 38423 / CA093M
Price: $135.99


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          * Holiday Special * Classic Army R5 KEYMOD L AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct      Cache   Translate Page      
* Holiday Special * Classic Army R5 KEYMOD L AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct

Classic Army is a leading manufacturer of Airsoft products, setting standards for the entire industry. This model of the R5 KEYMOD L AEG will ship directly from the manufacturing center. Additionally, R5 KEYMOD L AEG is priced lower since the product is coming from Hong Kong! This is literally one of the best deals on Earth considering the package can ship to any country where its legal. It's time to get your hands on this affordable deal coming straight out of the factory!

Description:

The Classic Army M4 10" ARSS4 Keymod carbine in a black finish is one of the newest rifles from Classic Army. The ARSS4 features a 10 inch keymod rail with keymod slots at the 3, 6, and 9 o'clock position, which provides plenty of space for mounting keymod accessories or keymod picatinny rails. Internally this gun features Classic Army's 9mm full metal gearbox with CNC cut high torque steel gears, high torque motor, reinforced piston and a 6.03 tightbore barrel. These rifles also include a mosfet to protect your trigger contacts from shorting out. The black finish gives this rifle a very unique look and will stand apart from most rifles on the field. Step up to the plate with the Classic Army ARSS4 10" Keymod Carbine.

Specifications:
Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model: AR094M
Muzzle Velocity: 400 FPS
Magazine Capacity: 300rds
Color: Black
Package Includes: Gun, Magazine

Please Note:

  • Battery and charger are NOT included.
  • Optic is NOT included.
  • The product will ship straight from the factory in Hong Kong.
  • No warranty will be provided. However, spare parts are included for future maintenance.
  • Please expect longer delivery time depending on the country the item is being shipped towards.
  • The customer is responsible for any policies, duty, and taxes that may apply for having the airsoft rifle enter their country.


Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model #: 38422 / CA094M
Price: $135.99


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          * Holiday Special * Classic Army TRX CQBR AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct      Cache   Translate Page      
* Holiday Special * Classic Army TRX CQBR AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct

Classic Army is a leading manufacturer of Airsoft products, setting standards for the entire industry. This model of the TRX CQBR AEG will ship directly from the manufacturing center. Additionally, TRX CQBR AEG is priced lower since the product is coming from Hong Kong! This is literally one of the best deals on Earth considering the package can ship to any country where its legal. It's time to get your hands on this affordable deal coming straight out of the factory!

Description:
Classic Army is a leading manufacturer of Airsoft products, setting standards for the entire industry. Classic Army produced the first full metal production M4 and MP5 AEGs. Classic Army built the first glass-filled nylon fiber AEG in their G36. Classic Army was the first to introduce a high-end SCAR AEG. Since inception, Classic Army has been an innovator in design and production of Airsoft guns for the collector and wargamer market, offering a wide selection of products to suit their customers' tastes and needs. Through their years of experience and knowledge, Classic Army has developed their creed of Total Performance

Specifications:
Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model: TRX-9 M4 Carbine AEG Airsoft Gun
Muzzle Velocity: 380-390
Magazines Capacity: 300 rds
Package Includes: Gun, Magazine

Please Note:

  • Battery and charger are NOT included.
  • Optic is NOT included.
  • The product will ship straight from the factory in Hong Kong.
  • No warranty will be provided. However, spare parts are included for future maintenance.
  • Please expect longer delivery time depending on the country the item is being shipped towards.
  • The customer is responsible for any policies, duty, and taxes that may apply for having the airsoft rifle enter their country.


Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model #: 38421 / CA057M-1
Price: $135.99


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          * Holiday Special * Classic Army N4 HOG AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct      Cache   Translate Page      
* Holiday Special * Classic Army N4 HOG AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct

Classic Army is a leading manufacturer of Airsoft products, setting standards for the entire industry. This model of the N4 HOG AEG will ship directly from the manufacturing center. Additionally, N4 HOG AEG is priced lower since the product is coming from Hong Kong! This is literally one of the best deals on Earth considering the package can ship to any country where its legal. It's time to get your hands on this affordable deal coming straight out of the factory!

Description:

The Classic Army N4 HOG is a full-metal M4 with a great number of features to satisfy your needs. It has a 7.5" CQB-length outer barrel surrounded by a 7" CNC-machined free-float rail system with a realistic look. In addition to realism, the metal construction of this black gun delivers durability and a great feel and heft. The top monolithic rail system offers enough space to use optics, lights, lasers, forward grips or other accessories to adapt to any situation or environment. The gun also comes with flip-up front and rear sights, an ergonomic grip and a 300rd high-capacity magazine. The magazine for this great gun can hold up to 300 rounds, giving you staying power in any encounter. Muzzle velocity of 375-400 FPS gives you plenty of firepower when you need it.

The gun is packed with great internals from Classic Army. The 9mm bearing gearbox hosts wire cut steel 21:1 ratio gears, inline MOSFET protected trigger contacts, stainless steel bore up cylinder, aluminum bore-up cylinder head, metal spring guide with bearing, 6.03mm tight-bore barrel, silver low-resistance trigger wiring and a quick-change spring system. The quick-change spring system allows for fast and easy spring changes without having to go into the gearbox.

Specifications:
Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model: VCW M4
Muzzle Velocity: 375-400 FPS
Magazine Capacity: 300 rds
Color: Black
Package Includes: Gun, Magazine

Features:

  • Deans to Small Tamiya Adapter
  • Quick Change Spring System
  • Metal Construction
  • Quad Rail System
  • 6.03mm Inner Barrel

Please Note:

  • Battery and charger are NOT included.
  • Optic is NOT included.
  • The product will ship straight from the factory in Hong Kong.
  • No warranty will be provided. However, spare parts are included for future maintenance.
  • Please expect longer delivery time depending on the country the item is being shipped towards.
  • The customer is responsible for any policies, duty, and taxes that may apply for having the airsoft rifle enter their country.


Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model #: 38420 / CA067M
Price: $135.99


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          * Holiday Special * Classic Army M16-A4 RIS AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct      Cache   Translate Page      
* Holiday Special * Classic Army M16-A4 RIS AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct

Classic Army is a leading manufacturer of Airsoft products, setting standards for the entire industry. This model of the M16-A4 RIS will ship directly from the manufacturing center. Additionally, M16-A4 RIS is priced lower since the product is coming from Hong Kong! This is literally one of the best deals on Earth considering the package can ship to any country where its legal. It's time to get your hands on this affordable deal coming straight out of the factory!

Description:

You would expect authenticity and innovation from a company like Classic Army, and that's what you get with the Classic Army M16-A4 Rifle AEG Airsoft Gun from Airsoft GI. A leading manufacturer of airsoft products, Classic Army has set the pace and standards for the entire industry for a decade with the first full-metal production M4 and MP5 AEGs, the first glass-filled nylon fiber AEG in their G36 and the first high-end SCAR AEG.

The Classic Army M16-A4 Rifle AEG Airsoft Gun continues that proud tradition. Modeled after the famous M16 that has served the U.S. for so many years, the CA M16-A4 looks and feels like the real thing. The M16 has been on the ground in the hands of American troops all the way back to Vietnam, and the CA M16-A4 is an accurate representation of this famous assault rifle. It features an M16-A4 style metal body that has a fixed rear sight.

Boasting lots of rugged, durable metal construction, this gun incorporates improved materials. The pistol grip and full stock are now made of nylon fiber for durability, light weight and easy care.

Specifications:
Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model: M16-A4
Magazine Capacity: 300 rds
Muzzle Velocity: 380-390 FPS
Package includes: Gun, Magazine

Please Note:
  • Battery and charger are NOT included.
  • Optic is NOT included.
  • The product will ship straight from the factory in Hong Kong.
  • No warranty will be provided. However, spare parts are included for future maintenance.
  • Please expect longer delivery time depending on the country the item is being shipped towards.
  • The customer is responsible for any policies, duty, and taxes that may apply for having the airsoft rifle enter their country.


Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model #: 38419 / AR011M-X
Price: $138.99


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          * Holiday Special * Classic Army ECS MSG90 AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct      Cache   Translate Page      
* Holiday Special * Classic Army ECS MSG90 AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct

Classic Army is a leading manufacturer of Airsoft products, setting standards for the entire industry. This model of the ECS MSG-90 will ship directly from the manufacturing center. Additionally, ECS MSG-90 is priced lower since the product is coming from Hong Kong! This is literally one of the best deals on Earth considering the package can ship to any country where its legal. It's time to get your hands on this affordable deal coming straight out of the factory!

Description:
The Classic Army Full Metal ECS MSG-90 Rifle is another great design in Classic Army's series of G3 style airsoft guns. The ECS MSG-90 was made famous with the long service it saw in the German Army and around the world for many years. The ECS MSG-90 Rifle has full metal construction and a laser etched logo with serial number under license with CA. It also replicates the action of the G3; pull back the charging handle and the bolt cover retracts to reveal the hop-up adjustment. The front and rear sling mounts allow the user the addition of a sling. The ECS MSG-90 features an integral folding bi-pod. The long barrel length and the full stock of the G3 make it great at long ranges and extended outdoor games. The ECS MSG-90 is the first platform outside of M4's to come pre-installed with Classic Army's tried and true ECS! With the ability to program your fire modes and super snappy trigger resposne, the ECS MSG-90 is ready to dominate any field it finds itself in!

Specifications:
Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model: MSG-90 Rifle
Muzzle Velocity: 380 FPS
Magazine Capacity: 500 rds
Package Includes: Gun, Magazine

Features:

  • Sling Mounts
  • Railed Handguard
  • Full Stock
  • 500rnd High Capacity Mag
  • Quick Disassembly Metal Body
  • Metal Receiver & Barrel Assembly
  • Functional Cocking Lever and Bolt Cover
  • Programmable Electronic Control System (ECS) - 3 / 5-round Burst, Motor Protection, & Low Battery Detection

Please Note:

  • Battery and charger are NOT included.
  • Optic is NOT included.
  • The product will ship straight from the factory in Hong Kong.
  • No warranty will be provided. However, spare parts are included for future maintenance.
  • Please expect longer delivery time depending on the country the item is being shipped towards.
  • The customer is responsible for any policies, duty, and taxes that may apply for having the airsoft rifle enter their country.


Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model #: 38418 / CAG90M
Price: $142.99


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          * Holiday Special * Classic Army AK 47 Sportline AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct      Cache   Translate Page      
* Holiday Special * Classic Army AK 47 Sportline AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct

The Classic Army AK-47 Sportline is an amazingh way to get a classic feel at a budget friendly cost. This sportline model will ship directly from the manufacturing center. AK-47 Sportline is priced lower since the product is coming from Hong Kong! This is literally one of the best deals on Earth considering the package can ship to any country where its legal. It's time to get your hands on this affordable deal coming straight out of the factory!

Description:
The AK 47 Sportline Airsoft Gun from Airsoft GI hits you with a bit of nostalgia and gives you a very classic feel, no pun intended. You have a very iconic model if a very budget minded price point, especially with the factory direct. If you are looking for an airsoft gun that is as timeless as it is reliable, look no further than the AK 47 Sportline. The sheer nostalgic factor alone is enough to warrant a look and maybe, even a purchase!

Specifications:

  • FPS: 330 (With .20g BBs)
  • Large Magazine Capacity
  • Partial Metal/Polymer Construction
  • Size: 35 Inches

Please Note:

  • Battery and charger are NOT included.
  • Optic is NOT included.
  • The product will ship straight from the factory in Hong Kong.
  • No warranty will be provided. However, spare parts are included for future maintenance.
  • Please expect longer delivery time depending on the country the item is being shipped towards.
  • The customer is responsible for any policies, duty, and taxes that may apply for having the airsoft rifle enter their country.

 


Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model #: 38417 / SP048M
Price: $78.88


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          * Holiday Special * Classic Army AK 47 S Sportline AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct      Cache   Translate Page      
* Holiday Special * Classic Army AK 47 S Sportline AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct

The Classic Army AK-47 S Sportline gives you a compact rifle with the recognition of being one of the most iconic guns to exist. This sportline model will ship directly from the manufacturing center. AK-47 Sportline S is priced lower since the product is coming from Hong Kong! This is literally one of the best deals on Earth considering the package can ship to any country where its legal. It's time to get your hands on this affordable deal coming straight out of the factory!

Description:
The AK 47 S Sportline Airsoft Gun from Airsoft GI hits you with a bit of nostalgia and gives you a very classic feel, no pun intended. The folwding stock makes it very compact if necessary, yet has the ability to be a full length rifle as well. You have a very iconic model if a very budget minded price point, especially with the factory direct. If you are looking for an airsoft gun that is as timeless as it is reliable, look no further than the AK 47 S Sportline . The sheer nostalgic factor alone is enough to warrant a look and maybe, even a purchase!

Specifications:

  • FPS: 330 (With .20g BBs)
  • Large Magazine Capacity
  • Partial Metal/Polymer Construction
  • Size: 35 Inches

Please Note:

  • Battery and charger are NOT included.
  • Optic is NOT included.
  • The product will ship straight from the factory in Hong Kong.
  • No warranty will be provided. However, spare parts are included for future maintenance.
  • Please expect longer delivery time depending on the country the item is being shipped towards.
  • The customer is responsible for any policies, duty, and taxes that may apply for having the airsoft rifle enter their country.

Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model #: 38416 / SP048M-1
Price: $78.88


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          * Holiday Special * Classic Army Nemesis ME-10 Gen 1 AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct      Cache   Translate Page      
* Holiday Special * Classic Army Nemesis ME-10 Gen 1 AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct

Classic Army is a leading manufacturer of Airsoft products, setting standards for the entire industry. This model of the Nemesis ME-10 Gen 1 will ship directly from the manufacturing center. Additionally, Nemesis ME-10 Gen 1 is priced lower since the product is coming from Hong Kong! This is literally one of the best deals on Earth considering the package can ship to any country where its legal. It's time to get your hands on this affordable deal coming straight out of the factory!

Description:

Designed to give players of any caliber the ultimate tool to take down the opposition, the Classic Army Nemesis series has used the best parts of the Hong Kong company's Scarab line and turned them into your enemy's worst nightmare. The ME-10, or Mlok Elite 10, gives you the comfort of a smooth M-LOK compatible rail, but you also can turn to the easy accessibility of the Picatinny rail sections included in the box. The Classic Army Elite Nemesis ME-10 M4 Carbine AEG Airsoft Gun from Airsoft GI is the perfect gun for customization and close-quarters to mid-range engagements. Whether you are a beginner or a veteran, this gun gives you maximum flexibility. If you want a versatile weapon and can only buy one gun, it's a great choice. But it also makes an outstanding addition if you are building your arsenal of airsoft guns.

Externally, the upper and lower receiver are CNC aluminum. That provides a super-aggressive billet-style look and makes sure that both receivers match perfectly. In-house members of Classic Army USA custom-designed the handguard. Toward the back you will find a three-position PDW-style stock.

Internally, the gun has a 9mm bearing bushing gearbox, a brand-new electronic control system, or ECS, a 6.03mm tight-bore barrel, a 31k high speed / high torque motor and a TRUE quick-change spring system. The ECS protects your trigger contacts and has a trigger-programmable three- or five-round burst-fire function. It will shoot 375-400 fps using 0.20g BBs and 900-1000 rpm using a 7.4V battery. The ME10 M4 has a true quick-change spring system you can access without having to take out the gear box, so you can quickly and easily upgrade or downgrade your spring to change the power level. On top of all that, the 31k motor provides 26 rounds per second to make sure you get the BBs down the range.

From an experienced player's POV, the Nemesis line of guns is ideal for the player who demands performance. Like the other airsoft guns in the Nemesis lineup, the ME-10 delivers. It has a compact form factor while still maintaining its size as a carbine. A tight, collapsible stock makes it perfect for MILSIM play in MOUT-style environments where tight corners and CQB mix with vehicle and outdoor combat frequently.

This gun is the very definition of versatile, allowing you to maneuver through various environments and still hit the crucial shots you need to make. The electronic trigger contained within its gearbox provides unmatched trigger response compared to traditional triggers in other guns, allowing you to break shots faster in combination with a high-torque motor. This motor comes included as well, providing the necessary torque and power to push this gun beyond the levels of the average airsoft gun.

The M-LOK handguard on the ME-10 provides endless customization options as well. Experienced players can attach all kinds of grips to the bottom portion of the handguard, giving themselves more control. Vertical grips will be perfect, especially the mini-style ones, for this size airsoft gun. The side components will likely play host to a flashlight on one side of the gun to illuminate those dark corners, while the top houses the included flip-up iron sights. Red dot-style scopes are a great option for this gun, but its included tight-bore barrel means you can really make use of a magnified optic as well, if that is your preference. The 14mm CCW-threaded muzzle makes a great companion for a mock suppressor or barrel extension as well.

When properly kitted out, the ME-10 is capable of excelling in almost any environment and exceeding the performance of any other airsoft gun you have tried. It is a blank canvas to be molded to your own personal play style. Its compact form factor can make it ideal for MOUT or indoor CQB if you lower the spring, but its long-range out-of-the-box performance means it can hang with much larger guns in a long-range shootout. Most players will find this the perfect gun for outdoor fields that require maneuvering through tighter terrain and buildings with rapid frequency, because the gun is capable of fighting in tight spots but also very much capable of hitting at larger distances than most airsoft guns. It's hard to think of a gun that provides more customization and playing options at one simple price. Come into one of our stores and try shooting one for yourself at our range or call our knowledgeable staff with any questions.

Specifications:
Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model: Elite Nemesis ME-10 M4 Carbine
Muzzle Velocity: 375-400 FPS
Magazine Capacity: 300rds
Color: Black
Package Includes: Gun, Magazine

Features:

  • M-LOK Compatible Rail System
  • 26 Rounds Per Second
  • 31k High Speed / High Torque Motor
  • Billet-style CNC'ed Aluminum Receiver
  • Quick-change Motor Grip
  • Low Resistance Wire W/ Deans Plug
  • Quick Change Spring System
  • Reinforced 9mm Bearing Gearbox
  • 6.03mm Inner Barrel
  • Programmable Electronic Control System (ECS) - 3 / 5-round Burst, Motor Protection, & Low Battery Detection
  • Ambidextrous Fire Controls, Magazine Release, & Bolt Catch

Please Note:

  • Battery and charger are NOT included.
  • Optic is NOT included.
  • The product will ship straight from the factory in Hong Kong.
  • No warranty will be provided. However, spare parts are included for future maintenance.
  • Please expect longer delivery time depending on the country the item is being shipped towards.
  • The customer is responsible for any policies, duty, and taxes that may apply for having the airsoft rifle enter their country.


Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model #: 38415 / CA111M
Price: $142.99


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          * Holiday Special * Classic Army Nemesis Delta Gen 1 AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct      Cache   Translate Page      
* Holiday Special * Classic Army Nemesis Delta Gen 1 AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct

Classic Army is a leading manufacturer of Airsoft products, setting standards for the entire industry. This model of the Nemesis Delta Gen 1 will ship directly from the manufacturing center. Additionally, Nemesis Delta Gen 1 is priced lower since the product is coming from Hong Kong! This is literally one of the best deals on Earth considering the package can ship to any country where its legal. It's time to get your hands on this affordable deal coming straight out of the factory!

Whether you are a raw beginner or a seasoned veteran, the Classic Army Nemesis series of AEGs was designed to give players the ultimate tool to take down the enemy. Classic Army took the best parts of its Scarab line and molded these innovative features into your enemies' worst nightmare. At the same time, you have the easy accessibility of the Picatinny rail sections included in the box. That and many other features make the Nemesis Delta Elite Carbine AEG Airsoft Gun w/ Modstock from Airsoft GI perfect for customization and close-quarters to mid-range fighting.

Description:

Externally, the upper and lower receivers are metal, giving you a super-aggressive billet-style look and ensuring that both receivers match up exactly. The handguard was custom designed in-house by members of Classic Army USA, and toward the back you will see an adjustable modstock.

Internally, the gun has a 9mm bearing bushing gearbox, a brand-new electronic control system, or ECS, 6.03mm tight-bore barrel and a TRUE quick-change spring system. The ECS protects your trigger contacts and has a trigger-programmable three- or five-round burst fire function. One magazine is included with each Nemesis Delta Elite M4. Each magazine will hold 300 rounds, providing plenty of ammo. This gun will shoot 375-400 fps using 0.20g BBs and 900-1000 rpm using a 7.4V battery. It has a true quick-change spring system you can access without having to take out the gear box, so you can quickly and easily upgrade or downgrade your spring to change the power level.

An experienced player states that the Nemesis Delta Elite Carbine AEG is a versatile airsoft rifle capable of handling a multitude of play styles. It has fantastic internal upgrades to facilitate this versatility as well. The ECS trigger provides absurdly fast trigger response, beating out the vast majority of guns on the market, from trigger break to rounds fired. Its tight-bore barrel improves accuracy, which every player wants no matter the style of play, and its high-torque motor helps keep the rate of fire high in those extreme situations when you need to use this for more than one or two shots at a time.

The Nemesis Delta Elite M4 uses Classic Army's definitely nontraditional but undeniably comfortable Delta series handguard. First made popular on the company's nylon guns, it is now made with the same metals as the rest of the Nemesis line. This free-float style rail utilizes two different modular systems to give you an insane level of customization. If you need a vertical grip to maneuver around the field, the KeyMod slots on the bottom allow you to mount one directly on the gun. Or you can utilize a Picatinny rail piece, depending on the grip you prefer. Its side panels are smooth but allow you to screw in some included Picatinny segments to mount lights, lasers, hand stops or other accessories. The Delta handguard also includes some lightening cuts and some divots to place your fingers in, making sure you stay comfortable on the field in any situation. That means you can play at your peak for as long as it takes to vanquish the opposition.

The Nemesis Delta Elite M4 offers outstanding versatility, making it suitable for a variety of applications and extending its value with its adaptability to different styles of play. Because of its carbine size, a simple spring swap makes this gun perfect for a CQB-only field. But its collapsing stock allows you to shrink it down for storage or for MOUT play too. This is the perfect-sized gun to run without optics, but when you need to be quick and precise, a red dot looks great and provides the functionality you'll need to make this gun an absolute monster on whatever field you want to take it to.

Specifications:

  • Keymod Compatible Rail System
  • Billet-style Metal Receiver
  • Quick-change Motor Grip
  • Low Resistance Wire W/ Deans Plug
  • Quick Change Spring System
  • Reinforced 9mm Bearing Gearbox
  • 6.03mm Inner Barrel
  • Programmable Electronic Control System (ECS) - 3 / 5-round Burst, Motor Protection, & Low Battery Detection
  • Ambidextrous Fire Controls, Magazine Release, & Bolt Catch

Please Note:

  • Battery and charger are NOT included.
  • Optic is NOT included.
  • The product will ship straight from the factory in Hong Kong.
  • No warranty will be provided. However, spare parts are included for future maintenance.
  • Please expect longer delivery time depending on the country the item is being shipped towards.
  • The customer is responsible for any policies, duty, and taxes that may apply for having the airsoft rifle enter their country.


Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model #: 38414 / CA114M
Price: $142.99


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          * Holiday Special * Classic Army M16-A2 AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct      Cache   Translate Page      
* Holiday Special * Classic Army M16-A2 AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct

Classic Army is a leading manufacturer of Airsoft products, setting standards for the entire industry. This model of the M16-A2 will ship directly from the manufacturing center. Additionally, M16-A2 is priced lower since the product is coming from Hong Kong! This is literally one of the best deals on Earth considering the package can ship to any country where its legal. It's time to get your hands on this affordable deal coming straight out of the factory!

Description:

You would expect authenticity and innovation from a company like Classic Army, and that's what you get with the Classic Army M16-A2 Rifle AEG Airsoft Gun from Airsoft GI. A leading manufacturer of airsoft products, Classic Army has set the pace and standards for the entire industry for a decade with the first full-metal production M4 and MP5 AEGs, the first glass-filled nylon fiber AEG in their G36 and the first high-end SCAR AEG.

The Classic Army M16-A2 Rifle AEG Airsoft Gun continues that proud tradition. Modeled after the famous M16 that has served the U.S. for so many years, the CA M16-A2 looks and feels like the real thing. The M16 has been on the ground in the hands of American troops all the way back to Vietnam, and the CA M16-A2 is an accurate representation of this famous assault rifle. It features an M16 style metal body that has a fixed carry handle.

Boasting lots of rugged, durable metal construction, this gun incorporates improved materials. The handguard, pistol grip, and full stock are now made of nylon fiber for durability, light weight and easy care.

Specifications:
Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model: M16-A2
Magazine Capacity: 300 rds
Muzzle Velocity: 380-390 FPS
Package includes: Gun, Magazine

Please Note:
  • Battery and charger are NOT included.
  • Optic is NOT included.
  • The product will ship straight from the factory in Hong Kong.
  • No warranty will be provided. However, spare parts are included for future maintenance.
  • Please expect longer delivery time depending on the country the item is being shipped towards.
  • The customer is responsible for any policies, duty, and taxes that may apply for having the airsoft rifle enter their country.


Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model #: 38412 / AR007M-X
Price: $119.99


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          * Holiday Special * Classic Army M4 RIS / M203 Grenade Launcher AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct      Cache   Translate Page      
* Holiday Special * Classic Army M4 RIS / M203 Grenade Launcher AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct

Classic Army is a leading manufacturer of Airsoft products, setting standards for the entire industry. Classic Army produced the first full metal production M4 and MP5 AEGs. Classic Army built the first glass-filled nylon fiber AEG in their G36. Classic Army was the first to introduce a high-end SCAR AEG. Since inception, Classic Army has been an innovator in design and production of Airsoft guns for the collector and wargamer market, offering a wide selection of products to suit their customers' tastes and needs. Through their years of experience and knowledge, Classic Army has developed their creed of Total Performance

Classic Army is a leading manufacturer of Airsoft products, setting standards for the entire industry. This model of the M4 RIS / M203 Grenade Launcher will ship directly from the manufacturing center. Additionally, M4 RIS / M203 Grenade Launcher is priced lower since the product is coming from Hong Kong! This is literally one of the best deals on Earth considering the package can ship to any country where its legal. It's time to get your hands on this affordable deal coming straight out of the factory!

Description:

The Classic Army M4A1 RIS is the standard in professional level full metal carbines. It has a realistic full metal body, functional selector switch, and a rock solid one piece outer barrel. The carry handle can be removed to reveal a full length flat top rail for mounting optics. A quad rail interface system allows for mounting lights, lasers, and other accessories. It also includes with 2 rail panel covers. This gun comes with a removable vertical grip for extra stability and comfort, as well as an ambidextrous rear sling adapter for fast sling transitioning. Each gun has an individual serial number. 2x 300 round magazines are also included. Additionally, this model comes equipped with a CA M203 grenade launcher to really pack a punch on the field. The launcher is made completely out of metal with polymer grips for a long lasting construction. This is a great deal for players looking for a way to clear the area easier and efficiently with a single pull of the launcher trigger.

Internally, the gun has a 9mm bearing gearbox, wire cut steel 21:1 ratio gears, inline mosfet protected trigger contacts, stainless steel bore up cylinder, aluminum bore-up cylinder head, metal spring guide with bearing, 6.03mm tightbore barrel, silver low resistance trigger wiring, and a quick change spring system. The wiring utilizes a low heat deans plug and comes with an adapter for tamiya connector batteries. This gun is lipo-ready right out of the box. It will shoot 375-400 fps using 0.20g BBs and 800-900 rpm using a 9.6V battery. The quick change spring system allows for fast and easy spring changes without having to go into the gearbox.

Specifications:
Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model: M4A1 RIS Carbine AEG Airsoft Gun w/ M203 Launcher
Muzzle Velocity: 375-400 FPS
Magazine Capacity: 300rds
Package Includes: Gun, Magazine, Grenade Launcher, 2x Rail Covers, Vertical Grip

Features:

  • Low Resistance Wire W/ Deans - Tamiya Plug Adapter
  • Quick Change Spring System
  • Reinforced 9mm Bearing Gearbox
  • 6.03mm Inner Barrel
  • Mosfet Equipped

Please Note:

  • Shell is NOT included.
  • Battery and charger are NOT included.

Airsoft GI Battery Disclaimer:
Airsoft GI is not responsible for batteries that have been damaged as a result of improper operation, storage, misuse or abuse, accident or neglect, such as physical damage resulting from misuse; contact with liquid, water, rain, extreme humidity or heavy perspiration, sand, dirt or the like, extreme heat, or food; use of the battery for commercial purposes or subjecting the battery to abnormal usage conditions, or other acts which are not the fault of Airsoft GI. Make sure you understand how your battery should be used and how long it should be charged. If you have any doubt regarding the operation, charging, or storage of your battery and/or charger, ask. A charging battery should not be left unattended and should be picked up periodically while charging to check for overheating. Do not charge batteries near flammable material. For more information regarding batteries please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions or the Airsoft GI Airsoft 101 Guide.


Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model #: 38411 / AR004m-3-x
Price: $159.99


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          * Holiday Special * Classic Army AR10 AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct      Cache   Translate Page      
* Holiday Special * Classic Army AR10 AEG Airsoft Rifle ( Black ) Factory Direct

Classic Army is a leading manufacturer of Airsoft products, setting standards for the entire industry. This model of the Classic Army AR-10 will ship directly from the manufacturing center. Additionally, the AR-10 is priced lower since the product is coming from Hong Kong! This is literally one of the best deals on Earth considering the package can ship to any country where its legal. It's time to get your hands on this affordable deal coming straight out of the factory!

Classic Army is a leading manufacturer of Airsoft products, setting standards for the entire industry. Classic Army produced the first full metal production M4 and MP5 AEGs. Classic Army built the first glass-filled nylon fiber AEG in their G36. Classic Army was the first to introduce a high-end SCAR AEG. Since inception, Classic Army has been an innovator in design and production of Airsoft guns for the collector and wargamer market, offering a wide selection of products to suit their customers' tastes and needs. Through their years of experience and knowledge, Classic Army has developed their creed of Total Performance

Description:

The CA AR-10 comes stock with a metal AR-10 receiver that is bulkier and wider than the standard M4/M16 bodies and allows for greater magazine capacity. The full stock accommodates a large battery to support power upgrades. It also comes with flip up front and rear sights. The rear sight is adjustable for both windage and elevation. The full metal RIS allows for easy installation of all the accessories you need in the field such as lasers, flashlights, and bipods. Also, the gun comes with 3 rail cover panels that ensure a comfortable hold of the airsoft gun.

Specifications:
Gearbox type: Custom(Classic Army Preupgraded)
Magazine capacity: 470 rounds
Muzzle velocity: 420fps
Accuracy: 120 feet
Battery pack size: Large Type 9.6v
Color: Black
Package includes: Gun, Manual, 470 Round CA Magazine, Cleaning Rod

Features:

  • Flip-Up Front and Rear Sights
  • Full Metal RIS Handguard
  • Larger Magazine Capacity

Please Note:

  • Quick Detach Barrel Extension is not included.
  • Remember to use quality bbs to ensure smooth operation.
  • This gun does NOT come with a Battery or Charger
  • T he customer is responsible for any policies, duty, and taxes that may apply for having the airsoft rifle enter their country.


Manufacturer: Classic Army
Model #: 38410 / AR016M
Price: $147.99


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Organised by the Macao Special Administrative Region Government, the meeting provides a platform for senior medical and health officials and experts of the three places to share experiences and exchange views on medical and public health issues.

 

Prof Chan will speak at the opening ceremony, which will be followed by a discussion on co-operation on health in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, healthcare technology and innovation, medical assistance programmes, and drug management.

 

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You may not have finished the Christmas planning yet, but it’s never too early to start thinking about where you’ll be this December 31st. Where has this year gone? We can’t believe it’s December and that once again we are thinking about what to eat and drink (and more specifically, where!) this New Year’s Eve. […]

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A tumble in U.S. stocks spilled into Asia, sending markets down by more than 1% in Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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A tumble in U.S. stocks spilled into Asia, sending markets down by more than 1% in Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
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          10 steps to ending poverty–Jay Richards      Cache   Translate Page      

Guess what—it isn’t socialism!

This is a Christian solution.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XyJd4w5f1g

He’s a little long winded, but when he gets to the point, this is it.

1. Rule of law.  Like the 10 commandments.

2. Limited government.  Methods in place to limit jurisdiction of the state.

3.  Formal property.  In Haiti, if you wanted to lease land from the gov’t it would take 19 years and 100’s of forms.

4. Economic freedom. Hong Kong is #1.

5. Strong mediating institutions.

6.  Purpose driven universe.

7.  Right cultural mores. Respect for rights of others.

8.  Understand wealth and poverty.  Set up win/win situations.

9.  Focus on your comparative advantage.

10. Work hard.  This works in the U.S., but not in all countries if you don’t have access to property or freedom.


          Cedrus' Head of Life Sciences Ms. Kimberly Nearing invited to speak at the BioCentury and Bayhelix's China Healthcare Summit 2018 in Shanghai      Cache   Translate Page      

HONG KONG, Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ms. Kimberly Nearing, the Managing Director - Life Sciences at Cedrus Investments ("Cedrus"), was invited to speak on a panel at the 5th Annual China Healthcare Summit in 2018 in Shanghai hosted by BioCentury Inc. and BayHelix.

Five years ago, the first China Healthcare Summit asked how the nation would build the "Bridge to Innovation." In 2018, the focus of the summit was on how China is actually building the "bridge" to global healthcare. The full two-day program on 13th and 14th November highlighted by interchange among China-facing biotech innovators and their globally-facing Chinese counterparts, plus 35 roadshow presentations and 1-on-1 meetings. During the conference, McKinsey & Co. delivered the key findings from its exclusive 5th China Healthcare Summit report to conference delegates.

The China Healthcare Summit 2018 is among the most important healthcare conferences of the year and drew over 550 participants. Conference speakers and participants represented many leading investors and corporate executives in the region and overseas. They included Nisa Leung, Managing Partner, Qiming Partners; Bin Li, Ph.D., CEO, Ally Bridge LB Healthcare Fund; Lianshan Zhang, Ph.D., SVP and President, Global R&D, Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co., Ltd.; Ruilin Song, Executive President, PhlRDA (China Pharmaceutical Innovation and Research Development Association); Hyunsang Muk, President & CEO, Korea Drug Development Fund; Jimmy Wei, Ph.D., Managing Partner in China, Pivotal bioVenture Partners; James Li, M.D., CEO, JW Therapeutics Inc.; Thomas Willemsen, Chairman, GlaxoSmithKline (China) Investment Co. Ltd.; and Antoine Papiernik, Managing Partner, Sofinnova Partners.

Ms. Nearing participated in the summit's capstone rapporteur session, where biotech leaders from the U.S., Europe, and Asia reflected on what they had learned about China's prospects for leadership at home and abroad in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Dr. C. Simone Fishburn, VP, Executive Editor at BioCentury Inc., said the capstone panel was "great [and she] got very enthusiastic feedback…and I think it was a perfect wrap to the conference."

About Cedrus Investments

Cedrus Investments is a global boutique investment firm headquartered in Hong Kong, specializing in Asset Management and Financial Advisory Services. Cedrus has extensive experience and a global network in the life sciences industry together with cross-border transactions track record in geographies, including China, Australia, Asia, U.S., and Europe.

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          Pokemon Co. x Octopus collab for 3D ornaments      Cache   Translate Page      

The Pokemon Company and Octopus have teamed up to release Pokemon Octopus 3D Ornaments, which will be released in Hong Kong. These ornaments are used to store value for various transactions. The lineup includes Pikachu, Snorlax, and Ash Cap Pikachu, and will be sold at 7-Eleven locations starting Dec. 14th, 2018.


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          Chinese rarities to dominate Heritage Hong Kong      Cache   Translate Page      

One side effect of the great buoyancy of the present Chinese bank note market is the ongoing stream of seldom-seen Chinese rarities emerging from the wainscoting. This is clearly apparent in the Heritage catalog for their Dec. 5-7 HKINF World … Continue reading

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          ¿Qué podría mover hoy a los mercados? | | CapitalBolsa      Cache   Translate Page      
Las claves de los mercados hoy son las siguientes, en mi opinión. Por un lado, Trump volvió a entrar en la cacharrería ayer cuando habló en sus tweets del acuerdo con China e insistió en que en el fondo, si no hay acuerdo, subirá los aranceles como prometió. Las bolsas reaccionaron rápidamente a esta amenaza, ya algo preocupadas por la inversión de los tipos de interés de la deuda estadounidense de 2 y 5 años.
Lo que esta inversión denota (inversión quiere decir que los tipos a 5 años son menores que los de a 2 años, o sea diferencial negativo) es una sensación de que la economía puede deteriorarse en el futuro. Y el Dow cayó 800 puntos, un 3,10%, el S&P 500 se desplomó un 3,24% y el Nasdaq un 3,78%. En Asia esta noche la sangría ha sido menor, pero también ha habido castigo. La bolsa de Hong Kong está bajando un 1,73%, la de Shanghai un 0,54% y la de Tokio un 0,59% ahora. En estos momentos los futuros de los índices estadounidenses están subiendo, por ejemplo un 0,28% los del S&P 500 y un 0,43% los del Nasdaq, en un día en el que las bolsas de EEUU permanecerán cerradas por el duelo por el fallecimiento de George H.W. Bush.
Por otro lado, en Europa se montó un buen follón ayer en el Parlamento Británico, cuando recusó al gobierno de Theresa May por negarse a entregar a los parlamentarios todo el material que le ha servido para la negociación del Brexit, principalmente los dictámenes legales, algo inaudito en la democracia británica. Naturalmente, May reculó ante esto y autorizó la entrega de todo el material. Además, el dictamen del abogado general de la Corte de Justicia Europea, que no es vinculante pero sí importante, señaló ayer también que el Reino Unido podría revocar el artículo 50 de separación de la UE sin necesitar el acuerdo de los 27 miembros de la misma, poniendo las cosas más fáciles a los defensores de volver atrás y mantenerse en la Unión. Y por último, los italianos suavizaron su tono y Salvini mencionó que el 2% de déficit en el que se habían enrocado para los presupuestos no era más que un número, dando entender una mayor flexibilidad con la UE.
Con todo este barullo, a lo mejor el viejo dicho de “comprar por Santa Lucía y vender por San José” cobra sentido (del 13 de diciembre al 19 de marzo).
En el fórex el dólar ayer se resistía a asumir un papel claro de valor refugio hasta última hora de la tarde y esta noche ha seguido en la onda del fortalecimiento a la vista de lo que ocurre en el patio. En estos momentos está cotizando el EURUSD en 1,1318, prácticamente el mínimo de la jornada nocturna, con visos de romper el soporte del 1,13 y seguir la caída. El USDJPY obviamente está haciendo lo contrario y cotiza ahora en 113,07, viniendo desde 112,64 yenes por dólar. Y la libra pierde valor a través del par GBPUSD a 1,2683 desde un máximo nocturno en 1,2721 y bajando.
Cuando el dólar se refuerza pone presión bajista en las materias primas y eso es lo que le ocurre ahora al petróleo, con caídas superiores al 1,5% en el Brent, que está en 51,20 dólares el barril y en el WTI, en 52,60, aunque se han ido recuperando de un descenso mayor durante la noche.
De las criptomonedas, mejor no hablar porque sigue la hemorragia de todos estos últimos días. Bitcoin pierde ahora un 2,28% y cotiza ya en 3.915 euros, Ethereum baja un 2,99, otro 2,20% XRP y Bitcoin Cash un 9,62%, más castigado por su división reciente en dos monedas diferentes. Y ahora salen los “gurús” diciendo que esto en un chollo a estos niveles y que hay que comprar como locos todas las cripto que se pueda. Veremos.
El calendario de datos y eventos para hoy se centra en Europa aunque en EEUU a pesar de festividad, tendremos las solicitudes de hipotecas y el libro Beige de la Fed. Por aquí conoceremos la producción industrial de España y los PMIs de servicios e integrados del os principales países europeos, además de las ventas minoristas en la UE.
Y nada más por ahora. Hoy imagino que no tocará Trump a rebato en los mercados financieros porque estará ocupado dirigiendo sus dardos contra sus excolaboradores procesados y contra los medios que no le ríen las gracias (o sea, contra todos excepto Fox News), pero nunca se sabe.
Buen día y buen trading.
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Studiocanal has signed a milestone deal with PCCW’s HK Television Entertainment to have the Hong Kong-based company distribute three English-language series on its free-to-air channel ViuTVsix next year. The deal, which marks the first collaboration between PCCW and Studiocanal, takes in three English-language dramas from Studiocanal-owned RED Production Company: the thriller miniseries “Trust Me,” which […]
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          Lenovo chairman hails mobile turnaround      Cache   Translate Page      

LIVE FROM CANALYS CHANNELS FORUM, HONG KONG: Lenovo chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing (pictured) said ...

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LIVE FROM CANALYS CHANNELS FORUM, HONG KONG: Canalys CEO Steve Brazier explained a tit-for-tat trade ...

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          Award winners announced for the 2018 IR Magazine Forum & Awards - Greater China      Cache   Translate Page      
(MENAFN - ACN NewWire) HONG KONG, Dec 5, 2018-(ACN Newswire)-A grand total of 30 awards were presented at the IR Magazine Awards - Greater China ( http://events.irmagazine.com/grea...
          Chinese gene-editing scientist is missing amid rumours of arrest      Cache   Translate Page      
Reports claimed Chinese scientist He Jiankui was placed under house arrest in Shenzhen after making an appearance at a conference on gene editing in Hong Kong last Wednesday.
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The NBA Global Academy's Princepal Singh has been selected to play in the Indian men's team for the Super Kung Sheung Cup International Basketball Invitation Championship in Hong Kong from December 11 to 16. The 17-year old, based at The NBA Global Academy in Canberra, Australia, was previously
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This is how he works: a torch in hand, the flame passing over metal in rhythmic waves as he peers through goggles at the elemental fusion of steel on silver alloy on steel. The creator of YiPsan Bicycles, Renold Yip, Hong Kong-born and now Colorado-based, is in his garage in Fort Collins crafting a bike […]

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          Decimal numbers with comma fail validation in German or Turkish      Cache   Translate Page      

Hi,

I have Language option in my project with localization. 

if I use  type="number" in Turkish Or German I get this error that "Please enter a number". Number is 1,5

if I use English, I mean 1.2 in Enlish, there is no problem ?

how to fix it ? why I can not use type="number"

public decimal Price { get; set; }
<div class="form-group">
   <label asp-for="Price"></label>
   <input asp-for="Price" class="form-control" type="number"/>
   <span asp-validation-for="Price" class="text-danger"></span>
</div>

in Turkish and Germany, Decimal Symbol is comma and 

Digit grouping symbol is dot/full stop

The following examples show the decimal separator and the thousands separator in various countries.

Style Countries
1,234,567.89 Canada (English-speaking; unofficial), China, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, México, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States.
1234567.89 SI style (English version), Australia, Canada (English-speaking), China, Sri Lanka, Switzerland (officially encouraged for currency numbers only[40]).
1234567,89 SI style (French version), Albania, Belgium (French), Bulgaria, Canada (French-speaking), Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latin Europe, Norway, Peru, Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland (officially encouraged, except currency numbers[40]), Ukraine.
1,234,567·89 Ireland, Malaysia, Malta, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom (older, typically hand written)[41]
1.234.567,89 Argentina, Austria, Belgium (Dutch: most common), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia,[42][43] Denmark, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain,[44]Turkey, Vietnam.
12,34,567.89 Bangladesh, India (see Indian Numbering System).
1'234'567.89 Switzerland (computing), Liechtenstein.
1'234'567,89 Switzerland (handwriting).
1.234.567'89 Spain (handwriting).
123,4567.89 China (based on powers of 10 000—see Chinese numerals).

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HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 5 December 2018 – Chambers — one of the most renown legal directories in the world — has ranked Adam Hugill, Alfred Ip and Christopher Hooley in the 2019 Asia Pacific edition.   Adam Hugill is a founding partner at Hugill & Ip Solicitors, a firm founded in September 2018. He handles […]
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Three-storey with total gross floor area of 26,000 sq. metersMonthly rental starts at HKD$3,000 per person   HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 5 December 2018 – R ONE Space (Royal One Co-working Space Company Limited), a co-working space brand in Hong Kong, officially opened its second office space in Kwun Tong today. Dotted with Hong Kong’s local […]
          Entering Into Strategic Cooperation with NetScout, the Largest Global Network Performance Management Giant, Vixtel Technologies Makes Efforts in the 5G Network Performance Monitoring Market to Seize Huge Opportunities in China’s Telecom Industry      Cache   Translate Page      
HONG KONG, CHINA – EQS – 5 December 2018 – Vixtel Technologies Holdings Limited (the “Company” or “Vixtel Technologies”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”, stock code: 1782.HK) is pleased to announce on 4th December 2018 that the Company has signed a cooperation agreement with the world’s largest network performance monitoring and diagnostics company (NPMD) – […]
          “The Cost Of Silence” New Report Shows Economic Impact Of Cardiovascular Disease In Asia & Challenge Of Silent Risk Factors      Cache   Translate Page      
High Cholesterol and Hypertension Have the Greatest Economic Impact Across the Asia-Pacific HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 5 December 2018 – Amgen and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) today released a comprehensive new report entitled, “The Cost of Silence: Cardiovascular disease in Asia.” The report, which was developed by EIU and sponsored by Amgen, estimates […]
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Watford captain Troy Deeney performed a classy gesture as he gave his shirt to fans who had travelled 6,000 miles from Hong Kong to see the Hornets play Leicester and Manchester City. 
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A total of 1003 players have registered themselves for the 70 spots available in the eight IPL franchises for the upcoming mini-auction of the 12th ed...
          Babak Baru Perundingan Perdagangan Internasional RI      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Dua perundingan perdagangan internasional (PPI) akan segera memasuki babak baru. Kementerian Perdagangan (Kemendag) menyebutkan, ada dua negosiasi PPI yang saat ini tengah diajukan untuk diratifikasi.

Direktur Jenderal Perundingan Perdagangan Internasional (Dirjen PPI) Kemedag, Iman Pambagyo menyatakan, kedua PPI tersebut adalah Perjanjian Kemitraan Ekonomi Komprehensif Indonesia-Cile (Indonesia Chile Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement/CEPA) dan Perjanjian Perdagangan Bebas ASEAN-Hong Kong (Free Trade Agreement/FTA) dan Perjanjian Investasi atau invesment agreement.

CEPA Indonesia-Chile saat ini baru masuk ke meja Presiden Joko Widodo (Jokowi). Namun, masih belum dapat dipastikan kapan PPI tersebut akan diteken oleh Presiden. Sementara itu, ASEAN-Hongkong FTA telah diserahkan ke Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR) dan masih dalam tahap pembahasan lebih lanjut.

"Untuk Indonesia-Chile CEPA telah berada di meja presiden, saya tidak bisa mengatakan apa-apa," kata Dirjen Iman dijumpai dalam sebuah acara diskusi, di Jakarta, Rabu (5/12/2018).

Selain dua PPI yang memasuki proses ratifikasi, Iman mengungkapkan  pada akhir tahun ini setidaknya ada tiga PPI yang akan selesai dan akan segera ditandatangani. Antara lain, Indonesia-Australia (IA-CEPA), Indonesia dengan Asosiasi Perdagangan Bebas Eropa atau European Free Trade Association / EFTA (IE-CEPA) dan PTA Indonesia-Mozambik.

Iman menyebutkan, ada beberapa strategi khusus pemerintah dalam perdagangan internasional, yaitu: pertama, mempertahankan dan meningkatkan akses ke pasar tradisional sambil memperluas akses ke pasar non-tradisional.

Kedua, mendorong transformasi struktur ekspor berbasis komoditas menjadi produk dan layanan bernilai tambah untuk meningkatkan rantai pasokan atau supply chain. Ketiga, targetkan pasar secara khusus dengan fokus membantu meningkatkan neraca perdagangan. Keempat, manfaatkan sepenuhnya skema preferensi yang ada (AEC, ASEAN + 1s, IJEPA, INA-PAK FTA dan lain-lain).

"Yang penting kelima adalah menyusun 'sin list' negara-negara tujuan ekspor sambil menghindari atau mengurangi kebijakan yang bermasalah," ujar dia.

 

Ini Kerugian Jika RI Tak Meratifikasi 7 Perjanjian Perdagangan Internasional

Menteri Koordinator Perekonomian, Darmin Nasution saat menjadi pembicara dalam acara Bincang Ekonomi di Liputan6.com di SCTV Tower, Jakarta, Kamis (2/3). (Liputan6.com/Fatkhur Rozaq)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Sebelumnya, Pemerintah memutuskan segera menyelesaikan proses ratifikasi tujuhperjanjian perdagangan internasional (PPI). Penetapan ratifikasi tersebut akan ditetapkan melalui Peraturan Presiden.

Hal itu disampaikan Menteri Koordinator bidang Perekonomian, Darmin Nasution pada Rabu 7 November 2018  di kantornya. Menko Darmin menggelar rapat koordinasi mengenai penyelesaian ratifikasi tujuh perjanjian perdagangan internasional di lingkup Asean dan Asean plus one FTA (Free Trade Agreement). Rapat tersebut dihadiri oleh Menteri Perdagangan Enggartiasto Lukita.

Adapun penetapan ratifikasi ini akan ditetapkan melalui Peraturan Presiden, yang sebelumnya ketujuh PPI ini juga secara bertahap telah disampaikan ke DPR, lebih dari 60 hari yang lalu.

"Jadi kita putuskan dalam rakor ini untuk meratifikasi 7 PPI dengan mempertimbangkan UU Perdagangan tentang Pengaturan Ratifikasi PPI. Keputusan ini juga diambil mengingat pentingnya penandatanganan perjanjian-perjanjian tersebut. Saya akan segera lapor pada Presiden dengan membawa draft Perpres yang sudah siap," ujar Darmin.

Adapun ratifikasi tujuh perjanjian perdagangan internasional ini antara lain ASEAN Agreement on Medical Device Directive (AMDD), First Protocol to Amend the ASEAN-Australisa-New Zealand FTA (AANZFTA) dan Third Protocol to Amend the Agreement on Trade in Goods under ASEAN-Korea FTA (AKFTA).

Kemudian, Protocol to Amend the Framework Agreement under ASEAN-China FTA (ACFTA), Protocol to Implement the 9th Package of ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (the 9th AFAS Package), dan Agreement on Trade in Service under the ASEAN-India FTA (AITISA) dan Protocol to Amend Indonesia-Pakistan PTA (IP-PTA).

Ada beberapa potensi kerugian bila Indonesia tidak meratifikasi 7 PPI tersebut. Misalnya pada perjanjian AANZFTA, akan ada dua kerugian, yaitu 11 parties akan menolak SKA (versi lama) sehingga produk Indonesia tidak dapat memanfaatkan preferensi tarif dalam AANZFTA. 

"Kedua, sejak AANZFTA berlaku, Indonesia termasuk beneficiary utama. Kemudian, ekspor ke Australia yang menggunakan fasilitas AANZFTA mencapai 73,6 persen atau senilai USD 1,76 miliar dari total ekspor ke Australia senilai USD 2,35 miliar pada tahun 2017," ujar Darmin.

Kemudian pada perjanjian AITISA, Darmin mengatakan, Indonesia tidak dapat mengakses pasar tenaga profesional di sektor konstruksi, travel, komunikasi, jasa bisnis lainnya (posisi high and middle management), dan jasa rekreasi yang menjadi keunggulan Indonesia, India.

"Lalu Indonesia dapat disengketakan karena tidak menerapkan prinsip transparansi karena tidak menurunkan biaya transaksi, tidak dapat memberikan kepastian kode HS yang dikomitmenkan sebagai hasil perundingan (HS 2007 ke HS 2012), jika tidak meratifikasi perjanjian AKFTA," kata dia.

 

 

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          Babak Baru Perundingan Perdagangan Internasional RI      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Dua perundingan perdagangan internasional (PPI) akan segera memasuki babak baru. Kementerian Perdagangan (Kemendag) menyebutkan, ada dua negosiasi PPI yang saat ini tengah diajukan untuk diratifikasi.

Direktur Jenderal Perundingan Perdagangan Internasional (Dirjen PPI) Kemedag, Iman Pambagyo menyatakan, kedua PPI tersebut adalah Perjanjian Kemitraan Ekonomi Komprehensif Indonesia-Cile (Indonesia Chile Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement/CEPA) dan Perjanjian Perdagangan Bebas ASEAN-Hong Kong (Free Trade Agreement/FTA) dan Perjanjian Investasi atau invesment agreement.

CEPA Indonesia-Chile saat ini baru masuk ke meja Presiden Joko Widodo (Jokowi). Namun, masih belum dapat dipastikan kapan PPI tersebut akan diteken oleh Presiden. Sementara itu, ASEAN-Hongkong FTA telah diserahkan ke Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR) dan masih dalam tahap pembahasan lebih lanjut.

"Untuk Indonesia-Chile CEPA telah berada di meja presiden, saya tidak bisa mengatakan apa-apa," kata Dirjen Iman dijumpai dalam sebuah acara diskusi, di Jakarta, Rabu (5/12/2018).

Selain dua PPI yang memasuki proses ratifikasi, Iman mengungkapkan  pada akhir tahun ini setidaknya ada tiga PPI yang akan selesai dan akan segera ditandatangani. Antara lain, Indonesia-Australia (IA-CEPA), Indonesia dengan Asosiasi Perdagangan Bebas Eropa atau European Free Trade Association / EFTA (IE-CEPA) dan PTA Indonesia-Mozambik.

Iman menyebutkan, ada beberapa strategi khusus pemerintah dalam perdagangan internasional, yaitu: pertama, mempertahankan dan meningkatkan akses ke pasar tradisional sambil memperluas akses ke pasar non-tradisional.

Kedua, mendorong transformasi struktur ekspor berbasis komoditas menjadi produk dan layanan bernilai tambah untuk meningkatkan rantai pasokan atau supply chain. Ketiga, targetkan pasar secara khusus dengan fokus membantu meningkatkan neraca perdagangan. Keempat, manfaatkan sepenuhnya skema preferensi yang ada (AEC, ASEAN + 1s, IJEPA, INA-PAK FTA dan lain-lain).

"Yang penting kelima adalah menyusun 'sin list' negara-negara tujuan ekspor sambil menghindari atau mengurangi kebijakan yang bermasalah," ujar dia.

 

Ini Kerugian Jika RI Tak Meratifikasi 7 Perjanjian Perdagangan Internasional

Menteri Koordinator Perekonomian, Darmin Nasution saat menjadi pembicara dalam acara Bincang Ekonomi di Liputan6.com di SCTV Tower, Jakarta, Kamis (2/3). (Liputan6.com/Fatkhur Rozaq)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Sebelumnya, Pemerintah memutuskan segera menyelesaikan proses ratifikasi tujuhperjanjian perdagangan internasional (PPI). Penetapan ratifikasi tersebut akan ditetapkan melalui Peraturan Presiden.

Hal itu disampaikan Menteri Koordinator bidang Perekonomian, Darmin Nasution pada Rabu 7 November 2018  di kantornya. Menko Darmin menggelar rapat koordinasi mengenai penyelesaian ratifikasi tujuh perjanjian perdagangan internasional di lingkup Asean dan Asean plus one FTA (Free Trade Agreement). Rapat tersebut dihadiri oleh Menteri Perdagangan Enggartiasto Lukita.

Adapun penetapan ratifikasi ini akan ditetapkan melalui Peraturan Presiden, yang sebelumnya ketujuh PPI ini juga secara bertahap telah disampaikan ke DPR, lebih dari 60 hari yang lalu.

"Jadi kita putuskan dalam rakor ini untuk meratifikasi 7 PPI dengan mempertimbangkan UU Perdagangan tentang Pengaturan Ratifikasi PPI. Keputusan ini juga diambil mengingat pentingnya penandatanganan perjanjian-perjanjian tersebut. Saya akan segera lapor pada Presiden dengan membawa draft Perpres yang sudah siap," ujar Darmin.

Adapun ratifikasi tujuh perjanjian perdagangan internasional ini antara lain ASEAN Agreement on Medical Device Directive (AMDD), First Protocol to Amend the ASEAN-Australisa-New Zealand FTA (AANZFTA) dan Third Protocol to Amend the Agreement on Trade in Goods under ASEAN-Korea FTA (AKFTA).

Kemudian, Protocol to Amend the Framework Agreement under ASEAN-China FTA (ACFTA), Protocol to Implement the 9th Package of ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (the 9th AFAS Package), dan Agreement on Trade in Service under the ASEAN-India FTA (AITISA) dan Protocol to Amend Indonesia-Pakistan PTA (IP-PTA).

Ada beberapa potensi kerugian bila Indonesia tidak meratifikasi 7 PPI tersebut. Misalnya pada perjanjian AANZFTA, akan ada dua kerugian, yaitu 11 parties akan menolak SKA (versi lama) sehingga produk Indonesia tidak dapat memanfaatkan preferensi tarif dalam AANZFTA. 

"Kedua, sejak AANZFTA berlaku, Indonesia termasuk beneficiary utama. Kemudian, ekspor ke Australia yang menggunakan fasilitas AANZFTA mencapai 73,6 persen atau senilai USD 1,76 miliar dari total ekspor ke Australia senilai USD 2,35 miliar pada tahun 2017," ujar Darmin.

Kemudian pada perjanjian AITISA, Darmin mengatakan, Indonesia tidak dapat mengakses pasar tenaga profesional di sektor konstruksi, travel, komunikasi, jasa bisnis lainnya (posisi high and middle management), dan jasa rekreasi yang menjadi keunggulan Indonesia, India.

"Lalu Indonesia dapat disengketakan karena tidak menerapkan prinsip transparansi karena tidak menurunkan biaya transaksi, tidak dapat memberikan kepastian kode HS yang dikomitmenkan sebagai hasil perundingan (HS 2007 ke HS 2012), jika tidak meratifikasi perjanjian AKFTA," kata dia.

 

 

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          HMV shares slump by another 25 per cent on Wednesday as landlords sue for more than HK$5 million in overdue rent      Cache   Translate Page      
HMV Digital China Group’s shares tumbled by a further 25 per cent on Wednesday amid concerns the company may liquidate or dispose of its loss-making retail units. The company’s shares closed at 1.5 HK cents on GEM, down by 25 per cent from Tuesday when they fell by 80 per cent. GEM is the second board of the Hong Kong stock market, tailored towards small and medium-sized companies that have yet to post a profit. Wednesday’s level was the lowest since the company, chaired by...
          China, Hong Kong shares fall after US investors sell stocks for bonds in bloodbath amid growth angst      Cache   Translate Page      
Traders put the brakes on a three-day roll of gains in the battered markets of mainland China and Hong Kong, as concerns mounted about a slowing US economy following a slump in the Treasuries yield and President Donald Trump’s tweets added to confusion about the progress in trade talks. By the close on Wednesday, the Shanghai Composite Index had slipped 0.6 per cent and the Hang Seng Index sank 1.62 per cent. Benchmarks across Asia all fell, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 index slightly...
          Mainland Chinese buyers’ interest in Hong Kong luxury homes wanes as trade war sours appetite      Cache   Translate Page      
Fewer deep-pocketed mainland Chinese buyers are showing an interest in Hong Kong’s luxury homes amid rising economic uncertainty brought by the US-China trade war, with market observers saying enquiries for property over HK$100 million (US$12.8 million) has fallen by half. “Most of the buyers from the mainland are business owners whose businesses might be directly affected by the tariffs, while some are just holding off on their offers because of the uncertainties,” said...
          Land tender for data centre site in Tseung Kwan O expected to draw ‘strong’ interest, analysts say      Cache   Translate Page      
Hong Kong’s biggest land site earmarked for development as a data centre is expected to draw intense bidding as the growth of cloud computing drives demand for such purpose-built facilities. The 295,405 square foot site at Wan Po Road, Area 85, Tseung Kwan O will close for tender on Friday. Under a plot ratio of 4.5 times, the site will house a structure with a gross floor area of up to 1.33 million sq ft, or roughly the size of more than 19 football pitches. “We expect this would...
          Hangzhou-backed blockchain investor Grandshores appoints China ‘bitcoin evangelist’ as co-chief executive      Cache   Translate Page      
Hong Kong-listed company Grandshores Technology Group, a blockchain investor tied to a 10 billion yuan (US$1.46 billion) global blockchain fund backed by the government of China’s Hangzhou municipality, said late on Monday it had appointed China’s “bitcoin evangelist”, Li Xiaolai, as its co-chief executive and executive director. The company said in a stock exchange announcement that Li, known for founding Bitfund, a bitcoin-focused venture capital fund in China that at...
          Hong Kong’s overheated office prices to bear brunt of trade war, volatile markets and rising rates, says Savills      Cache   Translate Page      
Savills said that sales prices of offices in Hong Kong will fall next year, becoming the first big consultants to predict the downturn, as the trade war, stock market volatility and rising interest rates take a toll on the sector. Prices of grade A offices and prime street shops will drop by as much as 5 per cent, while home prices will see a much larger decline of up to 10 per cent, according to Savills. Prices of all other categories, such as Central grade A offices, town houses and...
          Hong Kong, mainland stocks eke out small gains as boost provided by US-China trade truce fades      Cache   Translate Page      
Hong Kong and mainland markets made marginal gains on Tuesday, continuing Monday’s rebound albeit with less steam, following hopes over trade war negotiations. The Hang Seng Index ended up 0.29 per cent, or 78.40 points, to 27,260.44, while the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index gained 0.23 per cent, or 25.38 points, to 10,907.54. On the mainland, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged up 0.42 per cent, or 11.69 points, to 2,665.96. The CSI 300 of large caps rose 0.21 per cent, or 6....
          Hong Kong’s investor confidence plummets to lowest level in almost a decade amid trade war, market volatility      Cache   Translate Page      
Investor confidence in Hong Kong has plummeted to its lowest level in nearly 10 years over the US-China trade war and increased market volatility, according to J.P. Morgan Asset Management. J.P. Morgan’s Hong Kong Investment Confidence Index fell below the neutral level of 100 into negative territory for the first time since 2009, the year following the global financial crisis. It dropped from 106 points in April to 88 points in November, according to the annual survey by the investment...
          Foreign buyers increase share of China commercial property deals, spend US$3 billion in three weeks      Cache   Translate Page      
Overseas investors, mostly from Hong Kong, have cornered a large share of mega commercial property deals in mainland China, with their share of the pie surging to record levels in Beijing as well as Shanghai. These investors have spent more than 23 billion yuan (US$3.3 billion) in at least five publicly announced deals involving commercial property in the past three weeks, even as local investors find themselves curtailed by Beijing’s credit tightening policy. These deals include one each...
          Can Hong Kong’s transitional housing scheme help Hongkongers own a home?      Cache   Translate Page      
The Hong Kong government announced in its policy address in October that a new industrial building revitalisation scheme will be launched. It will give the green light to the conversion of industrial buildings to transitional housing premises without requiring a waiver fee to be paid. On November 26, the Town Planning Board announced that transitional housing, coordinated by a task force under the Transport and Housing Bureau, will be allowed in wholesale-converted industrial buildings for no...
          Hong Kong is still most visited city in the world, report says, but a protracted trade war could be a blow to Asia tourism      Cache   Translate Page      
For the eighth year in a row, Hong Kong was the most visited city in the world, beating the likes of London, Paris and New York, according to the “Top 100 City Destinations 2018” of global market research company Euromonitor International. Bangkok kept its rank as the second-most visited city. The new poll highlighted the top 100 cities based on 2017 data of international arrivals, defined as any person visiting another country for at least 24 hours for a period not exceeding 12...
          New York office rents catch up to Hong Kong – but Asian city remains world’s most expensive place to set up shop      Cache   Translate Page      
New York is rapidly closing the gap on prime office rents with Hong Kong and analysts say it could fall next year if the trade war persists, even as the special administrative region remained the world’s most expensive city to set up shop for the fourth consecutive year. The gap between occupancy costs – rent, tax and service charge – in Central and New York’s Midtown narrowed by 6 percentage points in the 12 months to September 2018, according to a JLL report tracking...
          Don’t read too much into the Hang Seng Index’s remarkable November comeback      Cache   Translate Page      
As far as rebounds go, the 6 per cent rise in the Hang Seng Index last month has got to be one of the most remarkable this year. Hong Kong’s benchmark gauge not only outperformed the MSCI All Country World Index, which rose 1.3 per cent, but also came back from its longest losing streak since 1982, according to data from Bloomberg. Even emerging markets, which performed the strongest among the main regions last month, lagged behind the Hang Seng. For a leading index that is acutely...
          Xi and Trump’s 90-day trade war truce pushes up stocks in mainland China, Hong Kong      Cache   Translate Page      
Stocks listed in mainland China and Hong Kong rose on Monday after Chinese president Xi Jinping and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, reached an agreement over the weekend to de-escalate the US-China trade war. On the mainland, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose by 2.6 per cent to 2,654.8, recording its biggest daily gain in a month, following a 90-day trade truce agreed by Xi and Trump at the G20 summit in Argentina that will allow time for further talks. In Hong Kong, the benchmark...
          My Career Choice: Allison Nevin McCabe – Data Loves Instinct      Cache   Translate Page      

After graduating from Wellesley College with an economics major, Allison Nevin McCabe began working for a major department store group, then an international woman’s specialty store group, before pivoting into guiding start ups and less traditional merchandising models. “I have loved every minute,” she says. “Life without change is boring.” Business travel took her to London, Paris, Florence, Milan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Osaka, Bangkok, New Delhi and Karachi. Through it all, she learned that the human connection is critical and that there’s always room for improving business practices.  “My career path has been focused and intentionally multifaceted, maximizing every opportunity to broaden my expertise,” Allison explains. “Each step has been taken with the total customer experience in mind, from the aesthetics of product presentation in every channel, to assortment building led by market trends and category analysis, wrapped in revenue and profitability increases.  With that has also come a hardwired commitment to leading and developing my teams and collaborating closely with both internal and external business partners.” The world of merchandising continues to evolve and Allison is now using her decades of experience to help companies and startups succeed in this competitive environment. Her blog, datalovesinstincts.com, is filled with information. [...]

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          Jack Ma-backed Yunfeng broadens financial services with MassMutual’s insurance products      Cache   Translate Page      
Yunfeng Financial Group, backed by Alibaba Group Holding executive chairman Jack Ma, will use fintech to sell insurance products of recently acquired MassMutual Asia, filling the gap in the Hong Kong-listed financial firm’s portfolio, the chief executive said. “Yunfeng already has stock broking, wealth management and investment businesses,” said Li Tang in an exclusive interview with the South China Morning Post. “Only insurance was missing. Since it is difficult to...
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          12/5/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Lululemon founder close to joining Chinese bid for Amer      Cache   Translate Page      

HONG KONG • The founder of yoga-apparel retailer Lululemon Athletica Inc. is close to joining the Chinese investor group pursuing a takeover of Amer Sports Oyj, owner of brands including Wilson tennis rackets, people familiar with the matter...
          Alexander Wang sienta en su front row a Sophia, la primera robot con ciudadanía, y la viste para la ocasión       Cache   Translate Page      

Alexander Wang sienta en su front row a Sophia, la primera robot con ciudadanía, y la viste para la ocasión #source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Alexander Wang ha presentado este fin de semana en Nueva York su colección de otoño 2019. Sin embargo, en esta ocasión no han sido las celebridades sentadas en la front row las que se han llevado todos los flashes...

Te presentamos a la nueva starlet. Se llama Sophia y es la robot humanoide con inteligencia artificial más avanzada del mundo. Está inspirada en la actriz Audrey Hepburn y, aunque fue creada por la compañía Hanson Robótics en Hong Kong, es ciudadana saudí. De hecho, es el primer robot con ciudadanía.

Ha sido diseñada para aprender el comportamiento humano y adquirir habilidades sociales y la verdad es que, a pesar de haber sido activada hace tan solo dos años, no le va nada mal... Ya ha concedido entrevistas por todo el mundo, ha tenido una cita con Will Smith y ahora Alexander Wang ha confiado en ella para dejarla vestir una prenda inédita.

Se trata de una bandana al estilo Axel Rose que Sophia lució anudada al cuello y que luego se pudo ver sobre la pasarela. Un privilegio que el diseñador solo concede a los más VIP.

La robot completó su outfit con un blazer de estilo masculino con corazones hechos de imperdibles en las mangas. No es la primera vez que Sophia muestra interés por la moda. En su Instagram la hemos podido ver encantada con su bolso de Gucci, asistiendo a la Semana de la Moda de Shanghái o incluso siendo portada de la revista Cosmopolitan. También ha declarado que en cuestión de estilo le gusta experimentar así que no es de extrañar que siguiera con tanta atención el desfile, tal y como se puede apreciar en este vídeo grabado por otro invitado.

También tuvo oportunidad de prácticar algunas de sus más de 50 expresiones faciales con la modelo Adesuwa.

Los robots en el mundo de la moda se remontan a la colección de primavera 1999 de Alexander McQueen, cuando dos máquinas industriales, normalmente empleados para pintar coches, rociaron de negro y amarillo a la modelo Shalom Harlow sobre una plataforma circular giratoria.

Más recientemente, Philipp Plein presentó su colección de otoño-invierno 2018/19 con la modelo Irina Shayk cogida de la mano de un robot. Hasta Karl Lagerfeld disfrazó a sus modelos de robots durante el desfile de primavera-verano 2017 de Chanel en una metáfora de que la firma es eterna.

Balmain ha sido la última casa en sumarse a esta tendencia. El pasado agosto presentaba a sus nuevas modelos virtuales, creadas por el fotógrafo Cameron James Wilson. El mismo que ya inventara a Shudu, la primera maniquí generada por ordenador y que ha aparecido en campañas de Fenty Beauty y en editoriales para Vogue Australia.

Aunque ni siquiera Shudu alcanza la fama de un millón y medio de seguidores en Instagram de Lil Miquela, la influencer adolescente, creada por una start up secreta, que pasea por Los Angeles, apoya causas benéficas y se hace selfies con sus amigos sin existir.

¿Supondrá la presencia de Sophia en el front row un antes y un después como lo hizo en su momento la de las blogueras como Chiara Ferragni? No es tan descabellado pensar que las periodistas de moda compartirán asiento con los robots. La redacción de Los Angeles Times ya cuenta con un redactor robot en plantilla. En 2014 se convirtió en el primer "periodista" en dar la noticia de un terremoto ocurrido en California. Tardó solo 3 minutos.

Foto: Instagram Alexander Wang.


          Netflix Picks up Astro’s ‘Demon’s Path’ Series      Cache   Translate Page      
Global streaming giant, Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Hong Kong-set horror-comedy series “Demon’s Path,” from Malaysia’s Astro group. The show is set to air from Dec. 22. The series follows a forensic pathologist who has the ability to see the last 10-seconds of life of the dead. Working together with a friendly exorcist and […]
          Blake et Mortimer à Hong Kong      Cache   Translate Page      
Dans des aventures conçues par Yves Sente, Berserik et van Dongen.
          Supply of Fish boxes, Bins, Trolleys and Pallets for Robertsport Fish Landing Site Cluster      Cache   Translate Page      

Contract Award

Project: P156759-West Africa Region Fisheries Program AF Guinea, Sierra Leone & Liberia
Loan/Credit/TF Info: TF-A3532
Bid/Contract Reference No:LIMA-WARFP-REF-26
Procurement Method: RFQ-Request for Quotations
Scope of Contract: Supply of Fish boxes, Bins, Trolle ys and Pallets for Robertsport Fish Landing SiteCluster
Notice Version No: 0


Contract SignatureDate
(YYYY/MM/DD)
2018/05/17
Duration of Contr act

12Week(s)
Awarded Bidder(s):
FIRSTCOM INTERNATIONAL
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Country: Hong Kong SAR, China
Bid Price at Opening
USD 77, 830.00

EvaluatedBid P ce
USD 77, 830.00

Signed Contract price
USD77, 830.00

Evaluated Bidder(s):
CROSSWORDS LIMITED
Spectru m Building, UAE
Country: United Arab Emirates

Bid Price at Opening
USD 90, 070.00

Evaluated Bid Price
USD90, 070.00


JET TECHGENERAL TRADING CORP
Dubia
Country: United Arab Emirates
Bid Price at Opening
USD 98, 177.00

Evaluated Bid Price< br/>USD98, 177.00


Rejected Bidder(s):
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SUPPLIES
Bushrod Island, Monrovia, Liberia
Country: Liberia

Bid Price at Opening
USD 113, 950.00

Evaluated Bid Price
USD 113, 950.00<

Re class='col-sson for Rejection




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Celebrating Christmas and ringing in the New Year of 2019, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong takes festive celebrations to new heights offering an array of international cuisines at fine dining restaurants and an elegant ambience to ensure memories for a lifetime. Embrace the festive mood at Nutcracker Christmas Market running from December 7-8 at the Main […]
          Call for Abstract – International Conference on Change and Innovation for a Better World – June 27-28 2019 -HONG KONG      Cache   Translate Page      
  Dear colleagues and friends, To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Hong Kong Social Workers Association and the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at The University of Hong Kong, we are co-organizing an international conference on “Change and Innovation for a Better World: The Future of Social Work Profession” on June 27-28, 2019 at […]
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The Points Guy is introducing a brand new review format that includes numerical scores for each section of the experience. These scores were used to determine the winners at the 2018 TPG Awards, where Qatar’s Qsuite was named the Best International Business Class of the year. Since it launched in 2017, I’ve heard that Qatar Airways’ …
          A blue and white figure of a ram, Qing dynasty, 18th century      Cache   Translate Page      

A blue and white figure of a ram, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 676. A blue and white figure of a ram, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 12.5 cm, 4 7/8  inEstimate 30,000-50,000 HKD. Lot sold 37,500 HKD. © Sotheby's.

modelled recumbent with the head turned to its left, the body painted with three scholars in a luxuriant landscape

Provenance: Sotheby's London, 10th July 1985, lot 490.
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York (label).
Richard Gould Antiques, Ltd, Los Angeles (label)

Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 29-30 november 2018


          A blue and white 'Peony' bowl, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)      Cache   Translate Page      

A blue and white 'Peony' bowl, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

A blue and white 'Peony' bowl, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

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Lot 675. A blue and white 'Peony' bowl, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 16.2 cm, 6 3/8  inEstimate 40,000-60,000 HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD. © Sotheby's.

painted on the interior with a central medallion enclosing a peony spray, encircled by peony scrolls and repeated on the exterior, Japanese box

Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 29-30 november 2018


          A blue and white bottle vase, 17th century      Cache   Translate Page      

A blue and white bottle vase, 17th century

Lot 674. A blue and white bottle vase, 17th century; 18.1 cm, 7 1/8  inEstimate 30,000-50,000 HKD. Lot sold 37,500 HKD. © Sotheby's.

the pear-shaped body painted with a landscape scene, all below two chilong encircling the cylindrical neck, Japanese box

Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 29-30 november 2018


          A blue and white 'Scholar' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)      Cache   Translate Page      

A blue and white 'Scholar' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 673. A blue and white 'Scholar' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 13.9 cm, 5 1/2 Estimate 20,000-30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKD. © Sotheby's.

of slightly waisted cylindrical form, painted with a scholar fishing in a riverside landscape with a boy at play

Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 29-30 november 2018


          A pair of blue and white 'Lotus' dishes, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)      Cache   Translate Page      

A pair of blue and white 'Lotus' dishes, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

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Lot 672. A pair of blue and white 'Lotus' dishes, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 15.5 cm, 6 1/8  inEstimate 20,000-30,000 HKD. Lot sold 112,500 HKD. © Sotheby's.

each painted on the interior with three lotus blooms borne on dense foliage, surrounded by a band of lotus scroll at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated

Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 1st/2nd November 1994, lot 135.

Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 29-30 november 2018


          A blue and white bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)      Cache   Translate Page      

A blue and white bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 671. A blue and white bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 26.7 cm, 10 1/2  inEstimate 80,000-120,000 HKD. Lot sold 100,000 HKD. © Sotheby's.

the exterior encircled with five registers of alternating floral sprays and landscape scenes, Japanese box

Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 29-30 november 2018


          A pair of blue and white 'Peony' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)      Cache   Translate Page      

A pair of blue and white 'Peony' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

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Lot 670. A pair of blue and white 'Peony' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 12 cm, 4 3/4  in.Estimate 60,000-80,000 HKD. Lot sold 100,000 HKD. © Sotheby's.

each painted on the exterior with dense peony scrolls, the interior with a medallion enclosing a peony flower, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark

Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 29-30 november 2018


          A wucai 'Scholars' teapot and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)      Cache   Translate Page      

A wucai 'Scholars' teapot and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 668. A wucai 'Scholars' teapot and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619); 23.7 cm, 9 3/8  in. Estimate 40,000-60,000 HKD. Lot sold 81,250 HKD. © Sotheby's.

painted around the globular body with scholars and attendants in a landscape, all below cartouches of flower and bird against a diaper ground at the shoulder, Japanese box.

ProvenanceTouhouan collection, Toyama.

Note: See a related example with bird and flower motifs and now in the Palace Museum, illustrated in Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colors, Hong Kong, 1999, cat. no. 38.

Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 29-30 november 2018

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A blue and white 'Peony' vase, meiping, Ming dynasty

Lot 667. A blue and white 'Peony' vase, meiping, Ming dynasty; 23.7 cm, 9 3/8  in. Estimate 20,000-30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKD. © Sotheby's.

decorated with peony scrolls, between lappets encircling the foot and a band of ruyi head draping the shoulder, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark.

Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 29-30 november 2018


          El malware para AutoCAD está en el centro de una campaña de espionaje industrial para robar planos que valen oro      Cache   Translate Page      

El malware para AutoCAD está en el centro de una campaña de espionaje industrial para robar planos que valen oro#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

AutoCAD es sin duda uno de los programas de modelado y diseño asistido por ordenador más conocidos y usados desde hace más de 30 años. Si bien es un software especializado usado principalmente por ingenieros y arquitectos, el valor de lo que se produce con él es bastante importante y se ha convertido en un gran objetivo del espionaje industrial.

Explotando una característica en el programa de Autodesk, los cibercriminales están intentando robar diseños para puentes, edificios de fábricas y otros proyectos, ya sea con propósitos de espionaje industrial o para vender en el mercado negro por altas sumas de dinero.

Robando planos desde 2014

La firma de seguridad Forcepoint explica que se encuentran analizando actualmente una campaña de malware para AutoCAD destinada al robo de planos de empresas del sector energético. Y según los datos que ha recolectado la compañía parece haber estado activa desde el 2014.

Los ataques llegan a través de correos electrónicos de phishing que contienen documentos de diseño y planos, pero en el mismo directorio se incluyen archivos maliciosos de AutoCAD formateados en AutoLISP, o enlaces a sitios web desde los que las víctimas pudieran descargar los archivos ZIP por sí mismas, en caso de que los archivos "carnada" tuvieran que ser mayores que los límites de archivos adjuntos del correo electrónico estándar. Todo muy natural.

Autocad

Cuando la víctima abre el documento de diseño puede provocar que se ejecute un archivo AutoLISP sin querer. Aunque las versiones modernas de AutoCAD por defecto muestran una advertencia de que se ejecutará un script potencialmente inseguro, las advertencias pueden ignorarse o suprimirse por completo. Para que los archivos sean menos llamativos, los atacantes han establecido que sus propiedades se oculten en Windows y que sus contenidos se cifren.

Forcepoint dijo que esta campaña utilizó documentos de diseño ya robados de grandes proyectos como hoteles, fábricas e incluso el puente Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau como señuelos para seguir propagándose y adquirir más planos.

Planos y diseños legítimos con malware camuflado se usan como carnada para engañar a los usuarios y adquirir nuevos archivos

Este tipo de ataques no son nuevos, la mayoría del malware para AutoCAD ha explotado una característica básica de carga automática que permite a los usuarios crear sus propios scripts basados en AutoLISP y ejecutarlos en el inicio de la aplicación o al cargar los archivos del proyecto.

La parte interesante e importante aquí es el aspecto de ingeniería social, engañar al usuario para que abra un proyecto que aparentemente es legítimo puesto que ha sido robado antes, y esperar que el usuario lo ejecute y haga el resto del trabajo por los cibercriminales. Y como explica Forcepoint, su investigación apunta a que en la mayoría de los casos la apertura del archivo normalmente mostrará contenido legítimo (o al menos de apariencia legítima), pero también ejecutará los scripts maliciosos.

El valor de estos documentos, especialmente en el sector de la energía renovable es más alto que nunca, y por ello se ha convertido en un objetivo de los cibercriminales.

A pesar de esto, con simplemente prestar atención y llevar a cabo algunos pasos adicionales, la mayoría de los ataques basados en AutoCAD pueden ser mitigados. Es importante deshabilitar la carga automática desde fuentes no confiables, asegurándose de que siempre haya una advertencia emergente antes de que se ejecute cualquier módulo, y permitir la visibilidad de los archivos ocultos es fácil de lograr. Es algo que pueden controlarse a través de las entradas del registro, y es sumamente recomendado para los administradores de sistemas que apliquen esas medidas mediante políticas de grupo.

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Společnost Sygic, která nabízí GPS navigace pro mobilní zařízení, vyvinula svoji první první aplikaci pro Apple TV. V jejím rámci je aktuálně dostupných přes pět tisíc 360° videí z celého světa od dokumentaristy Michala Gálika. „Lidé si v nové aplikaci prohlédnou až pět tisíc videí ve virtuální realitě z padesáti destinací. Patří mezi ně Praha, Barcelona, Moskva, Londýn, Řím, Istanbul, Dubaj, Hong Kong, Sydney, New York, nebo San Francisco. Záběry zachycují například let balonem nad chrámy v…
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Much of the attention the Minerva Project received around its much-watched launch in 2012 focused on the start-up’s lofty goal of creating an elite “Ivy League 2.0” university, with top traditional-age students doing immersive stints at campus locations around the world while also taking online courses.

But Minerva’s biggest success so far is its curriculum, which the university describes as a systematic rethinking of the liberal arts. The nonbuzzy approach hearkens back to higher education’s roots with a focus on practical, vocational knowledge, and is drawing attention from both traditional academics and would-be disrupters.

“They’re focused on the learning outcomes that we feel are most critical,” said Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Pasquerella praised Minerva’s highly structured curriculum and its emphasis on project-based, hands-on learning, which ensures that assignments become more challenging at each step.

“It’s applicable to all institutions and should be adopted,” said Pasquerella, former president of Mount Holyoke College. “Their results are impressive.”

Minerva has numbers to back up the praise.

In fall 2016, first-year students at the Minerva Schools at KGI took the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+). The test is a standardized measure of students’ performance in analysis, problem solving, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical reading and evaluation, and critiquing an argument. While the CLA+ is controversial in some circles, it’s perhaps the most respected assessment of collegiate-level learning.

A previous iteration of the test was used famously for the research that underpinned the 2011 book Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses (University of Chicago Press). The high-profile book found that 45 percent of college students showed no significant learning gains after two years of college.

Minerva’s incoming class in 2016 performed in the 95th percentile on the CLA+ compared to their peers at other colleges. That wasn’t particularly surprising, the university acknowledged, given its admissions rate of just 1.2 percent, which is more selective than Ivy League universities.

However, Minerva gave the same group of students the CLA+ eight months later. They performed in the 99th percentile compared to seniors at other institutions. The university ranked first among all institutions that administered the test.

“They did well, very well,” said Roger Benjamin, president and CEO of the Council for Aid to Education, the creator of the CLA+. The assessment's strength, many have said, is that it attempts to measure the "value add" of a college education, which has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years.

The curriculum and pedagogical approach are behind the high-flying scores, Minerva’s leaders said. The university bans lectures and requires that students be actively engaged at least three-quarters of the time while in their seminar classes, meaning that they must participate rather than passively listen to an instructor. By incorporating the science of learning across the curriculum, Minerva strives to improve how its students think before they move on to the specific subject matter most colleges emphasize.

“A lot of universities are coming to touch Minerva to see if it’s real,” said Ben Nelson, the founder, chairman and CEO of the Minerva Project.

Global University, Global Curriculum

Minerva wants to export its learning model to other universities, particularly for honors programs or for newer, hungry institutions that aren’t bogged down by traditional thinking.

“We are the only university who tells you how to do it, in a box,” said Nelson. “This is our focus. Our goal is to enable structural, broad-based higher education reform.”

One of Minerva’s first big gets was the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a prestigious research institution. The university in April partnered with Minerva to allow its students to take Minerva’s four “cornerstone” courses, which focus on foundational critical thinking, during their first two years of study. In exchange, Minerva’s fourth-year students will have the option of spending part of their final year taking classes and conducting research at HKUST.

Minerva features two divisions. The for-profit Minerva Project, based in San Francisco, provides technological and other supports to the nonprofit side, the Minerva Schools at KGI, as well as to other institutions. The university division’s name refers to its unusual partnership with the Keck Graduate Institute, a nonprofit graduate university that Minerva teamed up with in 2014 to gain approval from a regional accreditor for its degree programs. Keck is part of the Claremont Colleges consortium, which includes highly selective, traditional liberal arts colleges.

The corporate side of Minerva has substantial revenue potential, experts said, from working with other universities to help them adapt versions of its curriculum or to use Minerva’s online learning technology.

Even so, Minerva isn’t particularly protective of its curricular approach. Nelson and Stephen M. Kosslyn, Minerva’s founding dean and chief academic officer, last year published a book, Building the Intentional University: Minerva and the Future of Higher Education (MIT Press), that they edited on the “blueprint” for the curriculum. (Kosslyn, a high-profile hire who previously worked at Harvard and Stanford Universities and helped develop Minerva, left earlier this year to create Foundry College, which is aimed at adult students.)

“Universities owe it to themselves to try it,” Nelson said.

Pasquerella agreed. While pockets of experimentation with serious curricular revamps can be found across higher education in the U.S., Pasquerella said Minerva’s approach likely will be most appealing in countries like South Korea, which are rapidly adding to their research university capacity.

“There’s a huge interest in applied liberal learning,” she said.

Nelson still has plenty of goals for the Minerva Schools at KGI, which now enrolls 600 undergraduates but has a target enrollment of 10,000 by 2025.

Students at Minerva pay $13,450 in annual tuition, with a total estimated cost of $30,950 per year. That total includes housing in Minerva’s seven residential locations. Undergraduates begin with eight months in San Francisco and then spend semesters in Buenos Aires; London; Berlin; Hyderabad, India; Taipei, Taiwan; and Seoul, South Korea.

Minerva also this fall launched its first graduate program, a master’s degree in decision analysis, with part-time and full-time options. The degree program focuses on “systematic thinking tools,” Nelson said. “That’s what we’re really good at.”

Despite its relative success so far at creating a legitimately groundbreaking university, Minerva faces challenges at getting to scale. The business model is tricky, not least of which because of the high cost of creating residential student living options in expensive global cities.

But it seems like a safe bet that Minerva’s curriculum will have a broad impact. And Nelson tends to think big.

“Our ambition is to change higher education all over the world,” Nelson said. “This is something anybody should be using.”

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          The 6th Anilao Underwater Shootout      Cache   Translate Page      






Underwater photography has always been an awesome niche that I haven’t touched on because for starters, the equipment you need to take shots underwater come at a pretty hefty price and two, I can’t swim. I am a bit sad because our country has the most diverse underwater subjects, creatures, wrecks and just about any fish there is in the ocean and to be in the midst of all these things and not see them at the same time, is just a whole lot of frustration for me. Good thing some of the most amazing photographers from around the world are converging in Mabini Batangas for the 6th Edition of the Anilao Underwater Shootout. This is a competition organized by the Department of Tourism in cooperation with the Local Goverment of Mabini Batangas and the Resort Owners Association of Mabini (ROAM).





Mind you last year they have had 175 participants from 17 different countries like Singapore, China, Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, Turkey, Portugal, USA, Switzerland, Germany, Hong Kong, France, Australia, Canada and the Philippines. It was won by Lilian Koh a female photograper from Singapore (Open Class Champion) and PJ Aristorenas from the Philippines who got his Macro shot of a skeleton shrimp win first place.





The prize is not a joke. They’ve got 40,000 US dollars worth of dive packages, diving and photography equipment, gears and accessories. This is part of the reason why they have exceeded the number of participants this year. It’s like the Grand Prix of underwater photography, running from November 28 til December 1, 2018. They had to go through hundreds of photos to choose the champion this year, and boy they didn’t disappoint!






Asec Roberto Alabado III says “For this competition it will showcase our country, our dive spots, as a sustainable tourism destination. Last year, we had about 12% our GDP contributed to tourism. For this year we have 241 participants who come from 24 countries so this is like a mini UN scene you’re seeing.”


Check out the highlights of my trip and the event here!





The judges include John Thet, Ellen Cuylaerts, William Tan, Indra Swari and famed underwater genius Laurent Ballesta. They look at the manner people dive, the quality of the photos, to show the beauty of the animal, to showcase the beauty of Anilao. The judges even said they wanted to learn because the standard here is high. The silent rule is, a right photo is better than a good photo so there will be almost no photo manipulation as we have to be strict about it. True enough there were amazing, it has to be different, to wow, not just taking photographs. A lot of these photographers were inspired so they all came out with beautiful photos. They are all shot naturally, stunning even in their own environment. Every year the competition is getting tougher and the photographers are getting even more skilled, but they never forget nature. The support coming from the resorts are all making this successful because even with that increase of contestants, they still were able to accommodate it. The Department of Tourism is planning to duplicate this in other provinces because this one is successful, so I am really excited about the other emerging sites like Leyte, Dumaguete, and other provinces.


Ellen Cuylaerts says “I was blown away by the diversity, I go from one place to another and say wow again just in Anilao. Everybody works together in making sure this is sustainable, I am glad I am excited until now for you to see what they got from just one place.”


Willam Tan adds “I just arrived yesterday and I dived once and I have seen a lot of creatures that I have never seen before, even if this isn’t my first time, I would be happy to go back!”


Now that it has been a very successful installment this 2018, they have no where to go but up! I am also excited about what the DOT and Dive Philippines has planned for the other parts of the country that have not yet been developed as a diving destination. We really have so much promise, and their people are exemplary in hosting this event, the whole DOT and local government wants this same successful hosting to be replicated in other provinces so they too could be dive havens like Anilao. Make it happen, make it happen real soon!





Thank you so much Dive Philippines and Department of Tourism! This was so much fun for photography people like me, the prizes and the experience is just amazing! Hope to see you next year!




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Courtesy of Diego López Dominguez , Southern Ocean along the Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica.

Spain's Diego López Dominguez is finally home in New York City after 20 days on the road for his Antarctica trip where he was one of 14 swimmers who successfully completed the International Ice Swimming Association-sanctioned Antarctica Ice Kilometer Swim, finishing third overall in 12:40:90 in the -1.2°C water in the Southern Ocean near Antarctica.

"It has - no doubt - been one of the most, if not the most, amazing experiences in my life, swimming and otherwise.

The conditions, as you heard from Jean Craven and Ram Barkai, were harsh and dynamic throughout the trip. We were basically on standby for the whole trip.

However, it was extremely helpful and inspiring to be in a group, with such a team of incredible ice swimmers from all over the world. Individual success meant nothing until we all finished and returned home with a 14 out of 14 score.

Swimming an Ice Kilometer in -1.2°C water with strong winds and non-stop snow in the open water while sorting icebergs is not easy. And if you add the magic and intimidating landscape of Antarctica, it becomes a really unique experience. Results are very relative, but I was honored to share the heat – and the overall podium with Petar Stoychev and Victoria Mori. What two amazing competitors they are.

Antarctica was my last swim of the year and of the Continents Seven project. It has been an incredible and enriching year that will change my life forever
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López - known as the Global Swimmer - is among the nominees for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year along with the following individuals:

1. Benoît Lecomte (France/USA)
2. Cameron Bellamy (South Africa)
3. Diego López Dominguez (Canary Islands)
4. Ferry Weertman (Netherlands)
5. Igor Lukin (Russia)
6. Ion Lazarenco Tiron (Republic of Moldava)
7. John Batchelder (USA)
8. José Luis Larrosa Chorro (Spain)
9. Kristóf Rasovszky (Hungary)
10. Lewis Pugh (Great Britain/South Africa)
11. Maarten van der Weijden (Netherlands)
12. Ned Denison (Ireland/USA)
13. Rohan More (India)
14. Vladimir Mravec (Slovakia/Australia)
15. Yaroslav Pronin (Belarus)

López, originally from the Canary Islands, not only completed his Continents Seven in Antarctica, but he also participated in races in Haiti, USA, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Bolivia, England, France, Turkey, and Hong Kong throughout the year - completing 17 swims totalling 257 km on 7 continents.

To vote for the WOWSA Awards and the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year, visit here.

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Scott Green on WCIU’s The Jam kicks off our Wednesday. There is a new issue of Vanish out; download your free copy (or buy a hard copy) over on their official website. Coconuts (via MSN) reports on violence among Hong Kong’s street performers as it becomes harder for them to ply their trade, specifically on [...]
          EFP Perio Master Clinic 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
The Hong Kong Perio Master Clinic is dedicated to Peri-implantitis: Prevention and treatment of soft- and hard-tissue defects. The topic is a key aspect of modern periodontal practice with increasing patient needs and expanding therapeutic possibilities. The invited speakers are the Master clinicians and researchers who have been the successful pioneers in this area and […]
          Apple rolls out iOS 12.1.1 with broader Dual SIM support, enhanced Live Photos, and more      Cache   Translate Page      
Apple just released iOS 12.1.1, an update that brings even more features and, of course, bug fixes to an OS release that has been largely successful from the get-go. While iOS 11 was plagued with any number of performance issues, Apple with iOS 12 decided to focus on system stability and reliability, a decision which has paid off swimmingly. As we covered yesterday, iOS 12 adoption already stands at 72%. As a point of reference, iOS 11 at this time last year was only being used by 59% of iOS users. Now as for what iOS 12.1.1 brings to the table, some of the more notable features include support for Live Photos in FaceTime, an improved FaceTime UI, haptic touch notifications on the iPhone XR, and wider carrier support for Dual SIM, Some of the bug fixes included in the iOS 12.1.1 update should help improve a few minor issues that users have experienced when using FaceID and the Messages app. As mentioned above, the original incarnation of iOS 12 was largely focused on improving system performance, but that's not to say Apple is completely neglecting new features. On the contrary, Apple with iOS 12 will continue to add new features and enhanced functionality with a number of minor updates over the next few months. Just last month, for example, Apple rolled out iOS 12.1 which saw the long-awaited introduction Group FaceTime, advanced depth control when taking photos, 70 new emoji for iPhone, iPad, and Mac users, and much more. If you want to download the iOS 12.1.1 update, you probably know the drill by now: simply go to the Settings app, tap on General, and than select Software Update. The iOS 12.1.1 release notes are as follows:
iOS 12.1.1 adds features and fixes bugs for your iPhone and iPad. Features and improvements include: - Notification preview using haptic touch on iPhone XR - Dual SIM with eSIM for additional carriers on iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max - One tap to flip between the rear and front-facing camera during a FaceTime call - Live Photo capture during one-to-one FaceTime calls - The option to hide the sidebar in News on iPad in landscape orientation - Real-time text (RTT) when using Wi-Fi calling on iPad and iPod touch - Stability improvements for dictation along with VoiceOver Bug fixes include: - Fixes an issue where Face ID may temporarily become unavailable - Addresses an issue that prevented visual voicemail from downloading for some customers - Fixes an issue in Messages that could prevent predictive text suggestions when typing on the Chinese or Japanese keyboards - Addresses an issue that could prevent Voice Memos recordings from uploading to iCloud - Fixes an issue where time zones may not have updated automatically This release also adds features and fixes bugs for HomePod including: - Support in Mainland China and Hong Kong - HomePod LEDs illuminate during Group FaceTime calls

          Marketing in 2019: Look beyond impressions and click-throughs, says Criteo      Cache   Translate Page      

With 2019 just around the corner, what are some ways that marketers can evolve and fine-tune their strategies in the year ahead? Alban Villani, the managing director of Criteo in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, has three tips for readers of CMO Innovation.

Combine your offline and online data

Data integration is no longer a good-to-have, but a priority for brands who want to succeed in the year ahead, according to Villani. Data is key to delivering an exceptional customer experience but serves as the foundation to give marketers the unified view that they need to keep a close eye on the customer journey.

“Since mobile shoppers browse and purchase across devices and channels, skillfully navigating between online and offline channels, it’s imperative for the bottom line that brands and marketers’ access and examine customer data from the point where they start browsing, to actual purchase and payment,” he said.

Look to customer lifetime value

And far from being fixated at legacy metrics such as impressions and click-through rates that are fast becoming outdated, marketers should evolve their measurement metrics with Customer Lifetime Value (CLV), says Villani.

CLV is used to denote the total value a customer brings to a retailer’s business throughout their lifetime, and offers a more holistic, insight-led approach. Increasing customer retention and brand loyalty are two other benefits of monitoring CLV.

Brands should not stop at owned data when it comes to measuring the CLV either but seek expand their data pool by collaborating through anonymized data assets to bring in additional incremental value for their business: “By partnering with a strong advertising platform for CLV analysis, marketers can reconcile customer identities across anonymous and known data sources.”

Keep an eye on upcoming technologies

Finally, marketers can expect artificial intelligence (AI) to continue disrupting the retail industry, as hyper-connected customers continue to demand and expect relevant advertisements that speak to them, he says.

“This forces marketers to rethink their customer engagement approach by investing in automation and machine learning technologies that deliver personalized experiences. Applying these new technologies in the back-end will unearth deeper insights that match customer browsing and purchasing behaviors at unprecedented rate,” he said.

“AI will touch every aspect of customer engagement and drive a new wave of business efficiency,” he summed up.

Further reading:

Marketing in 2019: Businesses will go big on content, says HubSpot

What brands and retailers must do to win in app commerce

Omnishoppers are flocking to shopping apps


          China’s mobile advertisers spend more on Singles’ Day      Cache   Translate Page      

Mobile advertisers in China are spending big on Singles’ Day with increases of up to 48 percent, according to a new analysis of mobile ad spending in the Asia Pacific (APAC) leading up to Singles’ Day.

Chinese advertisers spending more

Smaato analyzed data from billions of mobile ad impressions served on its exchange in the month leading up to Singles’ Day and found that Chinese advertisers were spending big even as new records in sales were being made. Smaato is a real-time advertising platform for mobile publishers and app developers.

Mobile advertising spending rocketed in the lead up to Singles’ Day, and expenditure on the day itself rose by more than 50% above average. Specifically, when comparing the expenditure from Singles’ Day and the days immediately prior to it (November 9 to 11) and the previous 30-day period, mobile ad spending in the former was 48% higher than the period average.

Smaato says this could be due to e-commerce players viewing Singles’ Day as an opportunity to increase sales despite the general dominance of Alibaba during the shopping holiday.

“This is a testament to the increasingly globalized nature of commerce. Countries such as Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, and South Korea saw major spikes in mobile ad spending leading up to Singles' Day along with China, the birthplace of the shopping festival. This indicates that Singles' Day is catching on in several markets in the region,” said Alex Khan, Smaato’s APAC managing director.

Khan says the effect of Singles’ Day was less pronounced across the rest of APAC, with Malaysia seeing a slight uptick while Thailand was 27% higher than average. However, Hong Kong and Japan saw dips in mobile ad spending during the period.

He predicts a similar trend come 12. 12, the next major shopping holiday in China.

Further reading:

Shoppers browsing up to four days ahead of Singles Day

Singles’ Day becomes blueprint for successful tech-driven promotions

Singles’ Day highlights value of online to offline integration

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          HK to connect and excel      Cache   Translate Page      

Over the past 18 years, the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide has excelled in helping to connect overseas entrepreneurs with Hong Kong. Indeed, the Federation’s mission is closely aligned with the Government’s theme of Connect & Excel - in other words, how connecting with Hong Kong can help people and businesses excel in our region.

 

For those of you on a return visit to Hong Kong, I am sure you have noticed how rapidly our city is evolving. Indeed, we take pride in our ability to adapt and keep pace with the latest innovations and developments in the global economy.

 

Let me first give you a snapshot of Hong Kong’s current economic situation. Our economy remains strong. Latest figures show that the real GDP growth in the third quarter this year is 2.9%. This marks the eighth consecutive quarter of growth above the trend growth rate of 2.7% per annum in the past decade. Our full-year GDP for 2018 is forecast to be 3.2%.

 

The inflation rate is moderate at 2.8% in the third quarter of 2018, and unemployment remains at a record-low 2.8%. Also worth noting is that our exports still grew 5% in the third quarter compared to the same period last year.

 

These figures underscore the robustness of our economy. However, uncertainties in the global situation and outlook are cause for concern, not least the trade dispute between China and the US. To address the possible impact, we have launched a number of measures to help businesses, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises, that may be affected. We have enhanced our various funding schemes to assist them in developing new export markets, and strengthened the export credit insurance provided to exporters. We have also improved our loan guarantee scheme to make it easier and cheaper for SMEs to borrow from the banks. Given the increasing interdependence of the global economy, we shall continue to monitor the global economic situation very carefully, and implement timely countermeasures as appropriate.

 

Coming in from the Hong Kong International Airport, I am sure the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge has caught your eye. Yes, it is open. The other major cross-boundary transport infrastructure, the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, is operating as well. The Express Rail Link connects Hong Kong to the over 25,000-kilometre high-speed train network on the Mainland, while the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge conveniently connects Hong Kong to cities on the west bank of the Pearl River Delta. These two mega projects are expected to create growth opportunities for various industries, not least tourism, trade, logistics, and financial and professional services.

 

Financial services is one of our key competitive strengths. Over the past 11 months, we have introduced a number of initiatives to further enhance our competitiveness.

 

On listing regime, since April this year, we have allowed high-growth and innovative companies with weighted voting rights structures, as well as pre-revenue biotech companies, to list on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. We are confident that the new listing regime will meet the needs of the new economy, thereby further enhancing the attractiveness and competitiveness of Hong Kong’s listing platform to issuers from different jurisdictions.

 

On bond market, we have introduced a three-year pilot bond grant scheme to subsidise bond issuance costs of up to $2.5 million per case for eligible enterprises issuing bonds in Hong Kong for the first time.

 

Furthermore, riding on the accelerating global demand for green financial products, we have introduced a Green Bond Grant Scheme and will soon launch a Government Green Bond Programme with a borrowing limit set at $100 billion to jump-start Hong Kong as a green finance hub. In fact, for the first half of this year, we have already attracted 15 issues of Green Bond in Hong Kong raising an aggregate amount of US$8 billion.

 

On fund management, we have been working very hard to attract more funds of various types to base and develop their business in Hong Kong. To achieve this, we have launched new fund structures and provide profit tax exemption of 100% to attract certain fund managers to Hong Kong, particularly those who are not familiar with the trust law to choose Hong Kong to base their operations. Indeed, we are working to make further legislative amendments to provide a more favourable operating and tax environment to the fund industry to make Hong Kong the private equity hub in Asia.

 

We are also developing Hong Kong as a global business hub attracting enterprises to establish their regional headquarters or corporate treasury centres here.

 

On government-to-government level, we will continue to expand our network of free trade agreements, investment agreements and avoidance of double taxation agreements with economies around the world. In June this year, Hong Kong and Georgia signed an FTA (Free Trade Agreement), thereby expanding the FTA network into the Caucasus region. We also have just completed negotiations with Australia on a comprehensive FTA plus investment agreement. We are also exploring an FTA with the Pacific Alliance, comprising Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru and intend to seek accession to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership after completion of negotiations by ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and other relevant economies. We are also exploring with the UK options for forging closer economic ties, including possibly an FTA in the future. The whole idea of expanding this FTA, apart from expanding our export market, is to make Hong Kong a better place to be the regional headquarters of overseas companies.

 

To step up our presence in the international arena, we are expanding the network of our Economic & Trade Offices (ETO). This will help to strengthen ties with strategic markets, tap business opportunities and boost direct investment into Hong Kong. Discussions with the Government of the United Arab Emirates on a new ETO in Dubai are progressing well, and we expect to have the ETO set up soon - our first ETO in the Middle East. Meanwhile, in Thailand, a new Bangkok ETO is expected to commence operation early next year. It will be our third ETO in the ASEAN region after Jakarta and Singapore. Together with the ASEAN-Hong Kong FTA coming into full force in early 2019, we anticipate a much closer relationship with the ASEAN Economic Community.

 

On innovation and technology, we are making substantial investments and are working closely with neighbouring cities such as Shenzhen. In the past two years’ Budget and Policy Address, we have already committed over $100 billion. Some are being spent, and some are to support the initiatives to come. Also, works for the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation & Technology Park at the Lok Ma Chau Loop are progressing according to schedule.

 

We have allocated, for example, $10 billion to build two clusters in the Science Park, one on artificial intelligence and robotics, while the other is healthcare technology. We have launched the Technology Talent Scheme and updated our Talent List to make it easier for foreign tech gurus and professionals to come to Hong Kong to work. Also, we have been implementing a number of schemes to provide funding and technical support to startups and tech companies. Indeed, another $10 billion has been given to the Science Park - about 30% of it is to build additional infrastructure and the remaining $7 billion is for them to tailor-make specific incentive packages to attract foreign tech companies to come to Hong Kong. We have also started a fund to work with venture capitalists to co-invest in startups and tech companies.

 

We welcome multinational corporations to leverage on Hong Kong’s platform and set up their regional treasury centres here. We are providing 50% profits tax reduction to help make this happen.

 

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development is rapidly taking shape. For the information of our guests from overseas, this area covers some 56,000 sq km with a combined population of about 70 million - larger than that of the Tokyo and San Francisco Bay Areas combined. Covering nine major cities in Guangdong Province, plus the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, the Greater Bay Area generates an aggregate GDP of around US$1.5 trillion, which is slightly larger than that of Australia and is comparable to Korea. And it is the most affluent region on the Mainland. It is right on our doorstep, brought even closer to Hong Kong by the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the high-speed rail link. The Greater Bay Area offers tremendous opportunities for Hong Kong businesses and businesses that partner with Hong Kong.

 

As you can see, we are investing boldly in Hong Kong’s future, but what really gives our city its unique competitive edge is the “one country, two systems” arrangement. Since the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 1997, we have continued to operate as a separate customs territory with our own financial, tax and legal systems. After 21 years, the enduring success of “one country, two systems” is clear. The US-based Heritage Foundation has ranked Hong Kong as the world’s freest economy for 24 years in a row; the Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development rates Hong Kong as the second most competitive economy globally. The World Bank lifted Hong Kong to the fourth place in its latest Ease of Doing Business Report, and the World Economic Forum places Hong Kong top in Asia for judicial independence.

 

I must also mention that a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the World Bank finds Hong Kong to have the most business-friendly tax system in the world - profits tax of 8.25% on the first $2 million of profits of corporations and 16.5% thereafter; salaries tax capped at 15%. No inheritance tax, no capital gains tax, no GST or VAT. That's what we call business-friendly!

 

Ladies and gentlemen, I have mentioned just a few of the initiatives that will continue to strengthen Hong Kong’s attractiveness to overseas investors and entrepreneurs. By diversifying our economy, boosting cross-border connectivity and promoting I&T as a driver for growth, we can withstand current and future economic headwinds and capture new opportunities arising from the Greater Bay Area development and the Belt & Road Initiative.

 

Some of you may wonder, given the current global uncertainties arising from the Sino-US trade conflict and others, whether we still have the resources to implement counter measures and to continue to invest in the future. Let me assure you, the fiscal position of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government is very strong. We have an accumulated surplus of over $1.1 trillion, not to mention about $600 billion in the Exchange Fund. We have the financial capacity to invest in our future, to grow our economy further, to continue to improve the living of our people, and to allow us to tackle economic headwinds ahead.

 

Financial Secretary Paul Chan gave these remarks at the 19th Hong Kong Forum luncheon on December 5.


          Tenants purchase plan inadvisable      Cache   Translate Page      

Secretary for Transport & Housing Frank Chan today said re-launching the Tenants Purchase Scheme is not advisable.

 

Mr Chan told legislators the co-existence of flat owners and Housing Authority tenants in Tenants Purchase Scheme estates has created many problems in estate management and maintenance.

 

He said the authority can only regulate misdeeds committed in the rental units of the concerned estates.

 

Misdeeds in common areas, such as littering and burning wax, cannot be regulated by the Marking Scheme for Estate Management Enforcement as such areas fall under the management of the Owners' Corporation.

 

Due to the mixed tenure in such estates, the Housing Department cannot effectively carry out maintenance works, such as ceiling seepage and pipes leakage, which involve sold and rental units within the same block, Mr Chan added.

 

He said taking into account these considerations, the Long Term Housing Strategy Steering Committee considered it inadvisable to re-launch the scheme.

 

Tenants of the 39 estates under the scheme can still opt to purchase their units, Mr Chan said, but the authority has no intention of launching the scheme in other public rental housing estates.

 

Regarding the Buy or Rent Option, Mr Chan said as all sale units are located in individual buildings which are separate from public rental housing blocks, management problems would not exist.

 

If the authority allows individual public rental housing tenants living in Buy or Rent Option estates to purchase their units, the undesirable situation in Tenants Purchase Scheme estates would likely be replicated, he added.

 

Mr Chan said the Government will continue to identify suitable sites and support the authority and the Hong Kong Housing Society to implement the Home Ownership Scheme and other subsidised sale flats projects.

 

Forecasts have shown the estimated total production of subsidised sale flats will be about 26,300 units in the five-year period from 2018-19 to 2022-23, a steady increase compared to the previous four five-year periods.

 

The next Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Scheme project at Cheung Sha Wan, involving about 2,500 flats, will be launched later this month.


          CE regrets Q&A session suspension      Cache   Translate Page      

Chief Executive Carrie Lam expressed regret over the cancellation of her Question Time session at the Legislative Council today, after protesting legislators disrupted the meeting.

 

Speaking to the media, Mrs Lam said she missed a chance to take questions from legislators.

 

She said it is beneficial to Hong Kong’s governance if the Chief Executive takes questions from legislators more frequently.

 

The Chief Executive can also respond in a timelier and more proactive manner to matters of concern through interactions with legislators, she added.

 

Mrs Lam said she will maintain communication with legislators despite today’s disruption and hoped her next Question Time session will go smoothly.


          Budget consultation starts      Cache   Translate Page      

The Government today launched the public consultation exercise for the 2019-20 Budget.

 

Financial Secretary Paul Chan noted Hong Kong’s economic growth slowed down in the third quarter, affected by international trade conflicts and other factors, while the economic outlook for the next year is full of uncertainties.

 

He added that in preparing the upcoming Budget, he will carefully consider the macro economic risks to support enterprises, preserve employment and stabilise the economy.

 

Mr Chan will also consider measures to relieve the impact on people's daily lives brought about by external economic changes, and to seize opportunities.

 

“I sincerely invite members of the community to express their views to assist us to better prepare the Budget.”

 

People can give their views by email.


          Online university admissions to open      Cache   Translate Page      

A new round of applications under the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP) will run from tomorrow until May 14, 2019.

 

Diploma of Secondary Education Examination candidates can apply for full-time locally accredited sub-degree and undergraduate programmes not covered by the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) for the 2019-20 academic year.

 

More than 30 post-secondary institutions and their subsidiaries will take part in this E-APP round.

 

Most of the eligible programmes under the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong are included.

 

E-APP applications will be processed as early as possible and eligible candidates can be given conditional offers before diploma examination results are announced.

 

The second round of applications will start from May 21 to June 30, 2019.

 

Students can browse the Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education website for institution and programme information.

 

The website will also provide information on full-time University Grants Committee-funded undergraduate programmes offering senior year places, and self-financing top-up degree programmes in the 2019-20 academic year.


          Dev't advisory body meets      Cache   Translate Page      

The Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Innovation & Strategic Development held its fourth meeting today to discuss talent and manpower development in Hong Kong.

 

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung gave a presentation on the city's talent and manpower development at the meeting, where members received a briefing on the manpower challenges faced by Hong Kong.

 

The challenges include an ageing population, a low fertility rate, a dwindling workforce, and a fast-changing and competitive global economic environment.

 

They gave advice on the city’s talent admission schemes as well as ways to enhance education and training.

 

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said talent is the most important driver for Hong Kong’s continued development, and education and training are the key to nurturing talent.

 

“In addition to enhancing the quality of local talent, various schemes are in place to attract talent outside Hong Kong, and we will continue to review their effectiveness and seek ways to improve them as and when necessary.”

 

She hosted a lunch before the council meeting for her advisers as well as chairmen and vice-chairmen of relevant advisory and statutory bodies.


          Science collaboration meeting held      Cache   Translate Page      

The 13th meeting of the Mainland-Hong Kong Science & Technology Co-operation Committee was held in Guangzhou today.

 

It was co-chaired by Secretary for Innovation & Technology Nicholas Yang, and Science & Technology Vice Minister Zhang Jianguo.

     

At the meeting, Mr Yang said it was a year of breakthroughs for innovation and technology co-operation between the two places.

 

One of the highlights is the new policy announced in May allowing universities and research institutions in Hong Kong to directly apply for science and technology funding of the Central Government and use the funding in Hong Kong.

 

He also noted the signing of the Arrangement on Enhancing Innovation & Technology Cooperation between the two places in September.

 

Looking ahead, Mr Yang said he considered the opening of three key technology areas under the National Key Research & Development Programme for application by 10 local universities a great encouragement for universities and research institutions in the city.

 

The Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Funding Scheme will also launch early next year, he added.

 

Mr Yang said the Government looks forward to broadening and enriching I&T co-operation between Hong Kong and the Mainland under the framework of the arrangement.


          CE meets Shandong official      Cache   Translate Page      

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today met CPC Shandong Provincial Committee Secretary Liu Jiayi at Government House.

 

She was joined by Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Patrick Nip.

 

Mrs Lam welcomed Mr Liu’s first visit to Hong Kong with a delegation in his current capacity. He will attend the annual Hong Kong Shandong Week.

 

She pointed out that the two places enjoy close economic and trade ties and have frequent exchanges.

 

Hong Kong is the preferred location outside Shandong for financing and listing by the province’s enterprises, she said. Since the listing of Tsingtao Brewery in 1993, which was among the first batch of Mainland enterprises that listed in the city, more than 50 firms from the province have listed in Hong Kong.

 

Mrs Lam welcomed Shandong enterprises to continue to leverage on Hong Kong’s advantages in professional services and make use of it as the platform to attract foreign investment and go global.

 

This way, both places can jointly explore the international market and seize the opportunities arising from the Belt & Road Initiative, she added.

 

Noting that Shandong in recent years has been keen to develop high-tech industries and create a favourable environment for innovation and entrepreneurship, Mrs Lam said Hong Kong is developing into an international innovation and technology centre with the support of the Central People’s Government.

 

Mrs Lam also said I&T industries of the two places may explore room for enhancing exchanges and co-operation.

 

She hoped the Shandong Provincial Government would continue to implement measures to assist Hong Kong people, especially youths, to live and develop their careers in the Mainland.


          Activists: Alps-Alpine merger: Investors reject proposal from Hong Kong-based activist fund      Cache   Translate Page      
From Nikkei: The merger between Japan's Alpine Electronics and its parent Alps Electric was approved at Alpine's extraordinary shareholders' meeting on Wednesday. Hong Kong-based hedge fund Oasis Management, which has about 10% stake in Alpine, had opposed the merger, claiming that the stock swap r...
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          Lý do quan chức Trung Quốc tự tử ngày càng nhiều      Cache   Translate Page      

Các số liệu thống kê cho thấy tỷ lệ các quan chức Trung Quốc tự tìm đến cái chết ngày càng tăng trong bối cảnh Bắc Kinh siết chặt chiến dịch bài trừ nạn tham nhũng theo chỉ đạo của Chủ tịch Tập Cận Bình.

Chủ tịch Trung Quốc Tập Cận Bình. (Ảnh: Reuters)


Ngay sau khi lên nắm quyền cách đây gần 6 năm, Chủ tịch Tập Cận Bình đã phát động chiến dịch chống tham nhũng chưa từng có tiền lệ. Kể từ đó đến nay, gần như ngày nào cũng xuất hiện thông tin các quan chức chính phủ hoặc đảng bị bắt giữ hoặc bỏ tù vì cáo buộc tham nhũng tại Trung Quốc.

Với hơn 1 triệu quan chức bị xử phạt, Chủ tịch Tập Cận Bình đã gặt hái được kết quả đáng kể trong chiến dịch bài trừ tệ nạn tham nhũng tại Trung Quốc, từ đó đạt được mục tiêu đầu tiên trong 3 mục tiêu đề ra nhằm đảm bảo các quan chức nước này “không dám, không thể và không muốn tham nhũng”.

Tuy vậy, một xu hướng đáng báo động mới đã nổi lên trong khoảng thời gian diễn ra chiến dịch chống tham nhũng tại Trung Quốc. Trong những năm gần đây, ngày càng nhiều quan chức Trung Quốc, từ trung ương tới địa phương, qua đời trong bối cảnh mà truyền thông nhà nước mô tả là “những cái chết bất thường”, trong đó phần lớn được cho là tự tử.

Zheng Xiaosong - lãnh đạo văn phòng liên lạc của Trung Quốc tại Macau (Ảnh: Xinhua)

Chỉ tính riêng trong tháng 11, đã có ít nhất 6 quan chức địa phương tại Trung Quốc được cho là đã tự tử, trong đó có một quan chức phụ trách an ninh xã hội tại thành phố Wafangdian, tỉnh Liêu Ninh. Người này đã nhảy từ trên văn phòng của mình xuống đất và tử vong. Ngoài ra, một quan chức phụ trách tài chính tại Shifang, tỉnh Tứ Xuyên, một quan chức phụ trách chính quyền điện tử tại tỉnh Hắc Long Giang và một phó thị trưởng thành phố Hohhot thuộc Nội Mông đều treo cổ tự tử trong văn phòng.

Hồi tháng trước, Zheng Xiaosong, lãnh đạo văn phòng liên lạc của Trung Quốc tại Macau, người có cấp bậc tương đương với chức bộ trưởng trong chính quyền Trung Quốc, đã nhảy lầu tự tử. Vụ việc đã gây chấn động khắp Macau, Hong Kong và Bắc Kinh do ông Zheng là người có chức vụ cao và tầm ảnh hưởng lớn. Các nhà chức trách Trung Quốc nói rằng ông Zheng mắc chứng trầm cảm, tuy nhiên nhiều người quen biết quan chức này đều khẳng định ông là một người hướng ngoại và hoạt náo.

Tuy dữ liệu hoàn chỉnh chưa được công bố, nhưng truyền thông Trung Quốc đưa tin trong khoảng thời gian từ năm 2009-2016, ít nhất 243 quan chức Trung Quốc đã tự tìm đến cái chết, trong đó chủ yếu xảy ra sau chiến dịch chống tham nhũng hồi năm 2013.


Nguyên nhân tự tử

Trước khi tự tử, tướng Zhang Yang (ảnh) từng là một trong những quan chức quyền lực nhất của quân đội Trung Quốc. (Ảnh: Reuters)



Mặc dù chứng trầm cảm thường được công bố là nguyên nhân chính dẫn đến những cái chết bất thường của các quan chức Trung Quốc (tỷ lệ khoảng 50%), song giới phân tích và truyền thông nhận định hiện tượng này có liên quan tới chiến dịch chống tham nhũng.

Mặc dù có nhiều vụ việc các nhà chức trách Trung Quốc không công bố lý do khiến các quan chức tự tử, song cũng có những trường hợp cho thấy họ tự tìm đến cái chết sau khi bị điều tra vì cáo buộc tham nhũng. Một ví dụ điển hình nhất hồi năm ngoái là trường hợp của Zhang Yang, người từng là một trong những tướng quyền lực nhất tại Trung Quốc.

Trước khi qua đời vào tháng 11 năm ngoái, ông Yang từng là thành viên của Quân ủy Trung ương Trung Quốc, cơ quan chỉ huy cấp cao nhất của quân đội Trung Quốc, và là chủ nhiệm Tổng cục Chính trị. Ông Zhang bị phát hiện treo cổ tại nhà sau khi bị quản thúc vì cuộc điều tra tham nhũng.

Truyền thông nhà nước Trung Quốc cho rằng một số quan chức tự kết liễu đời mình để bảo vệ những tài sản bất chính cũng như các thành viên trong gia đình, ngoài ra cũng để tránh liên lụy tới đồng nghiệp hay cấp trên.

Vào ngày 1/11, phó thị trưởng kiêm giám đốc công an Hohhot, Nội Mông, ông Li Zhibin, đã treo cổ tại văn phòng, chỉ một ngày sau khi một đồng nghiệp của ông là phó giám đốc công an tại Nội Mông bị bắt vì cáo buộc tham nhũng.

Li Zhibin - giám đốc công an Hohhot, vùng Nội Mông (Ảnh: Reuters)



Sự gia tăng đáng kể số vụ quan chức tự tử đã gióng hồi chuông cảnh báo tới các nhà chức trách. Theo đó, chính quyền Trung Quốc đã tăng cường các cuộc nghiên cứu và tiến hành các biện pháp phòng ngừa, bao gồm tư vấn tâm lý.

Năm ngoái, một đơn vị nghiên cứu từ Đại học Henan đã công bố báo cáo chi tiết về các vụ tử tự của quan chức Trung Quốc dựa trên các thông tin từ truyền thông trong khoảng thời gian từ năm 2013 - 2015. Báo cáo cho thấy, trong số 81 vụ tử tự được chọn làm mẫu, hơn 50% trường hợp nhảy lầu, 23,4% treo cổ và 7,4% chết đuối. Về nguyên nhân, trầm cảm được xác định là phổ biến nhất với tỷ lệ 33,3%, tiếp đó là các cuộc điều tra tham nhũng với tỷ lệ 8,7% và các vấn đề về sức khỏe chiếm 8,7%.

Đối với các quan chức Trung Quốc, việc thừa nhận mắc các vấn đề về thần kinh có thể bị coi là sức khỏe yếu và cản trở đáng kể con đường thăng tiến sự nghiệp. Đài truyền hình trung ương Trung Quốc hồi tháng 11 từng đưa tin các căn bệnh liên quan tới thần kinh, bao gồm trầm cảm, rất phổ biến trong giới quan chức nước này do áp lực công việc và thời gian làm việc kéo dài.

Kể từ năm 2013, chiến dịch chống tham nhũng của ông Tập Cận Bình đã chấm dứt cuộc sống “xa hoa” của giới quan chức. Thay vào đó, họ phải xử lý cả “núi” công việc cũng như các cuộc họp. Nhiều người cũng sống trong tâm trạng lo lắng rằng họ có thể trở thành mục tiêu tiếp theo trong chiến dịch chống tham nhũng. Đây là những lý do khiến nhiều quan chức Trung Quốc ngày càng trầm cảm và gặp các vấn đề về sức khỏe.

Tuy vậy, những “mảng tối” trên vẫn không làm giảm sức hút của các cuộc thi tuyển công chức tại Trung Quốc. Hồi tháng 10, hơn 1,2 triệu thí sinh đã đăng ký thi tuyển công chức thường niên để giành lấy14.500 vị trí. Sự ổn định và những bổng lộc như chế độ lương hưu hay chăm sóc sức khỏe tốt hơn là những lý do hấp dẫn, thu hút nhiều sinh viên tốt nghiệp từ các trường đại học đăng ký thi công chức tại Trung Quốc.

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BDO Unibank Inc. is the Philippines’ strongest bank for 2018, according to The Asian Banker Strongest Banks By Balance Sheet list.

The Asian Banker Strongest Banks By Balance Sheet is an annual assessment of the financial and business performance of the banking industry in the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa region. The banks are rated on a scale of 0-5 in six areas, namely: the ability to scale, balance sheet growth, risk profile, profitability, asset quality, and liquidity.

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The University of Chicago (UChicago) has opened its Hong Kong Campus to serve as a regional hub for research, education and collaboration, according to a report released on the school's website.

   The university held a ceremony to celebrate the opening of its Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex, or the UChicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) on Nov. 30.

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Singolare iniziativa dei proprietari della Ravensdown Shipping Services, che hanno deciso di chiamare con il nome della squadra che milita in Premier un’enorme nave giapponese appena acquistata. La "Crystal Palace", ritinteggiata con i colori del club, è attesa da un lungo viaggio tra Hong Kong, Nuova Zelanda, India e Cina

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          Vintage Silver Beaded Evening Bag by Wallborg Hong Kong - Wedding Accessory - Prom - Formal Purse - J M Towne & Co Basketweave Beads by BirdInTheChimney      Cache   Translate Page      

16.00 USD

Evening bag. Silver beads in a cross hatch pattern. Plastic zipper. White lining.

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* Fabric: Beads
* Label: J*M*Towne & Co / Wallborg Hong Kong
* Plastic zipper

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* Width 6"
* Height: 6.5”
* Strap: 14” drop

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* Missing about 5 beads on the side
* Make up spots on interior

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Evening bag. Multi colored metallic beads in a horizontal stripe pattern. Brown lining.

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* Label: J*M*Towne & Co / Wallborg Hong Kong
* Metal Hinge closures

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* Height: 5”
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Cattolici cinesi continuano a celebrare messa all’esterno di una chiesa chiusa dalle autorità cinesi

La Chiesa vicina ad un santuario visitato da migliaia di pellegrini è stata chiusa dalle autorità cinesi con una motivazione a cui i fedeli non credono. Secondo AsiaNews la vera ragione è la “sinicizzazione” della fede cattolica.
Ecco l’articolo di Feng Gang nella mia traduzione.
Foto: una processione cinese
Foto: una processione cinese
 La parrocchia di Dongergou è una delle più antiche parrocchie cattoliche dello Shanxi. Situata a 30 chilometri a sud della città di Taiyuan, ospita un famoso luogo di pellegrinaggio, il Santuario della Madonna dei Sette Dolori, seduto in cima alla montagna dei Sette Dolori. Decine di migliaia di persone lo visitavano ogni anno, iniziando il loro cammino di pellegrinaggio in salita, adornato con stazioni della croce e statue di santi e angeli, nel villaggio di Dongergou con una chiesa cattolica e la Casa Francescana. Fondato nel 1893, il posto di missione è stato una roccaforte per i francescani, avendo avviato alla professione religiosa oltre 100 sacerdoti nel corso della sua storia. La popolazione del villaggio è di 1.300 abitanti, tutti cattolici.

Nel luglio di quest’anno, le autorità locali hanno vietato l’uso della chiesa sostenendo che era diventata “pericolosa” per l’uso. Tuttavia, questa argomentazione non è convincente considerando il fatto che l’amministrazione della chiesa ha già presentato l’anno scorso una richiesta di ricostruzione, ma non è stata ancora approvata
In ottobre, le autorità hanno demolito la statua di un angelo (vedi video in fondo all’articolo) alla porta del Santuario della Madonna dei Sette Dolori sulla montagna. Secondo un rapporto di AsiaNews, il motivo ufficiale della demolizione era che il luogo di pellegrinaggio aveva già “troppe croci” e “troppe statue”. La vera ragione, però, è stata l’obiettivo del Partito Comunista Cinese di “sinicizzazione” della fede.

Uno dei credenti locali ha detto: “Il governo sta usando mezzi ingannevoli per impedire ai credenti di adorare.  Non ci permetteranno di usare la vecchia chiesa, e non ne approveranno una nuova. Molte chiese sono già state demolite nella provincia di Henan”.

I credenti si sono riuniti fuori dalla chiesa per mesi, ma con l’avvicinarsi dell’inverno, è destinato a diventare una questione importante per i credenti locali. Un altro membro della congregazione ha commentato: “È una sfida per i credenti anziani partecipare a raduni all’aperto. Anche i giovani non possono persistere”.
Le paure dei credenti non sono infondate. Secondo fonti interne, a causa delle dure politiche religiose, i governi locali in Cina non stanno approvando la costruzione di nuove chiese.
Fonte:Bitter 
Sabino Paciolla
 https://www.sabinopaciolla.com/cattolici-cinesi-continuano-a-celebrare-messa-fuori-di-una-chiesa-chiusa-dalle-autorita-cinesi/

DISPACCI DALLA CINA. L’ATTIVISTA GUANGCHEN: L’ACCORDO È UNO SCHIAFFO IN FACCIA AI CATTOLICI CINESI

2 dicembre 2018 Pubblicato da  18 Commenti --

Marco Tosatti

Cari Stilumcuriali, fra i Dispacci di oggi ci parte particolarmente interessante quello che dice Chen Guangchen, l’attivista per i diritti umani non vedente, che si batte per una maggiore libertà nel suo Paese. Ma molto interessanti anche le altre notizie, che, purtroppo, raccontano di nuove persecuzioni da parte del governo cinese, che utilizza strumentalmente lo sciagurato accordo provvisorio e segreto firmato dalla Santa Sede per stringere la morsa sui cattolici cinesi. Se ne vorranno accorgere, in Vaticano? 

I cattolici di Datong denunciano
La bene informata “AsiaNews” informa in un articolo di fine novembre, della lettera aperta dei cattolici della diocesi di Datong nello Shanxi. I cattolici, senza vescovo dal 2005, denunciano le persecuzioni di cui sono oggetto: “Certo, su molte dichiarazioni e proposte del governo noi non siamo d’accordo, né le accettiamo; alcuni di noi perfino si oppongono ad esse. Ma non è possibile che ci venga tolta la nostra libertà e diritto perché abbiamo una fede diversa. Come comunità di credenti, siamo ancora più preoccupati per la libertà di parola, dato che non si può separare questa dalla libertà di religione: non ci può essere l’una senza l’altra. Ora siamo sottoposti al vostro controllo. La croce della nostra chiesa e perfino la chiesa stessa sono state demolite. La libertà dei fedeli di radunarsi viene limitata. La Chiesa è forzata ad accettare la guida del governo cinese. Tutte queste cose ci preoccupano e ci rendono insoddisfatti.
Come credenti, sappiamo che il futuro decide il presente. Con questa nostra lettera aperta- dichiarazione comune speriamo che voi potrete rispettare il diritto della Chiesa, rispettare ogni persona: questo è il livello minimo che non può essere cancellato”. I cattolici, più avanti, si domandano anche quale sia il prezzo da pagare per l’accordo provvisorio di settembre.

Uno schiaffo in faccia
Il britannico “Catholic Herald”, riprendendo da “Catholic News Agency”, riporta le dichiarazioni di Chen Guancheng, attivista cinese non vedente. Ecco la traduzione di un breve passaggio: “L’accordo di settembre è “uno schiaffo in faccia a milioni di cattolici e di altri fedeli religiosi in Cina che hanno subito una vera persecuzione sotto il PCC”, ha scritto Chen in un saggio sul Public Discourse del 26 novembre. (…) “Sono sicuro che i membri attivi delle chiese sotterranee in Cina, che hanno perseverato contro la paralizzante persecuzione per così tanto tempo, possono solo sentirsi traditi”, ha continuato.
Il riavvicinamento del Vaticano al governo cinese porta i dirigenti della Chiesa “più vicini a un partito comunista responsabile della morte di oltre quattrocento milioni di bambini non nati e centinaia di milioni di cinesi”, ha scritto Chen”.

Ancora sull’accordo
La giornalista Nina Shea commenta sul “National Catholic Register” sull’accordo di settembre. Ecco una porzione tradotta dall’inglese: “La Cina può ora ottenere influenza e legittimità attraverso il soft power del Vaticano, come gli scambi che il cardinale Parolin ha segnalato come un segno positivo dell’accordo. Il primo avvenne a Roma in ottobre, quando due vescovi cinesi, tra cui uno che era stato precedentemente scomunicato, parteciparono al sinodo sui giovani in Vaticano. Un partecipante al sinodo mi ha detto che non c’era nessuna apparente menzione della persecuzione cinese – nemmeno una sola domanda sulla gioventù che è stata bandita dalle chiese.
Alla fine di ottobre, altri tre vescovi cinesi sono arrivati per una conferenza di pace cattolica italiana. George Weigel ha scritto ampiamente sulla politica dell’Ostpolitik nella Guerra Fredda del Vaticano, che ha permesso agli apparatchik comunisti di infiltrarsi in conferenze simili, al Concilio Vaticano II e alla Radio Vaticana”. Aggiungiamo che George Weigel ha ampiamente scritto sulla Cina prima e dopo questo accordo.

Sulla decadenza di Hong Kong
Riporto un post su Facebook di Alberto Forchielli, economista e pensatore scomodo che per lungo tempo ha vissuto in Cina e lavorato con i cinesi. Spiega perché ha lasciato Hong Kong: “Perché ho lasciato Hong Kong che ho amato e perché non mi da più allegria tornarci. Hong Kong non ha più punte di eccellenza, non si investe seriamente in nessun settore differenziante perché la Cina non ne ha interesse vista la strutturale tensione politica (che secondo me intenzionalmente ha stupidamente fomentato): shipping andato a Tianjin, finance a Shanghai, tech a Shenzhen etc. Il governo cinese ha chiaramente fatto una scelta silenziosa per “normalizzare” Hong Kong e lo fa in negativo: anziché investire HK come in ogni altra grande città cinese per creare un hub con un vantaggio competitivo, evita semplicemente di farlo, ben sapendo che in un contesto del genere ne dichiara sostanzialmente la morte economica. Gli unici investimenti seri sono infatti in infrastrutture per creare cordoni di collegamento a madre patria (ponte sul delta, high speed train per Guandong, terza pista aeroporto). Per trovare eventi culturali si è sempre dovuti cercarli con il lanternino (per il West Kowloon Cultural District ci stanno mettendo venti anni e non è ancora finito… manco in Italia, per dire, l’Asia Society che organizzava eventi di grande livello è ridotta a promuovere misere esposizioni di arte di 3a categoria, l’Harvard club non si riunisce quasi più e quando lo fa propone eventi folkloristici più che educativi). Il tutto sul l’impianto di sempre: città costosissima, 4-5 gruppi che controllano l’80% del real estate, con il risultato che tutti si ammazzano per permettersi un buco in cui vivere, e ciò ha creato praticamente in tutti una mentalità “transazionale”: a nessuno frega un cazzo di nulla che non siano i soldi. La gran parte delle interazioni quotidiane sono bene che va con il saluto meccanico della cassiera così come è scritto nel manuale sennò la fustigano, ma tutto a occhi bassi, tutto scortese, tutto sbrigativo, piccoli abusi quotidiani all’insegna della frustrazione, tassisti sull’orlo di una crisi di nervi, razzismo strisciante anche nei confronti dei cinesi di Mainland. Ci sono secondo me ragioni chiare per tutto questo: strapotere degli oligopoli e politica Cina-HK cinica e scellerata sono secondo me ragioni chiare per tutto questo. L’atmosfera è cupa, la gente non sorride, gli occidentali sono sempre meno, HK che era la città più cosmopolita del mondo, sta lentamente diventando una città cinese come le altre che non attira più la curiosità di noi occidentali. Ma resta pur sempre come un popolo decide di reagire, e il 95% reagisce spalando la merda al piano di sotto. Posso capire razionalmente, ma non è un posto in cui è bello o utile stare. Sarebbe meglio che la Cina invadesse Hong Kong: almeno la toglie dallo stallo”. Da residente di Hong Kong, pur se oramai vivo più a Roma, devo dire che la sua visione è abbastanza corretta.

Problema etico
Su tutti i giornali, compresa “La Repubblica” viene data la notizia della nascita di bambini con DNA modificato. Lo annuncia He Jiankui, un genetista di Shenzen (al confine con Hong Kong). Ora, questa sembra una buona notizia ma si pone certamente un problema etico. Cosa guiderà questa capacità di manipolare la vita umana? Se soltanto i soldi e il guadagno, non ci attendono tempi propizi.
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Enjoy an unforgettable Christmas celebration with Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel: Step inside this magnificent hotel and experience the festive season in style. This Yuletide, the hotel provides a stunning backdrop to host Christmas get-togethers, evening soirees and festive parties.

Guests can revel in a line-up of exquisite cuisine and exciting activities. From scrumptious menus and buffets to special staycation offers on guestrooms, enchanting options for gifts and takeaways, as well as a lively celebration for the New Year, there is definitely something for everyone to delight in at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel. 


Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel's annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony recently kicked off the holiday season, and true to the spirit of giving, guests are currently invited to help build a Gingerbread House brick by brick. Guests may purchase a brick, valued at RM50 nett (bottom tier), RM150 nett (top tier) and RM300 nett (middle tier) and have their name or the name of a loved one piped on it and mounted on the house. Proceeds from the sale of these bricks will be donated to the children of Good Samaritan Home in Klang.  


Christmas Eve Dinner: Get together with family and friends over a heart-warming festive dinner buffet at TEMPTationS. Diners will be in for a delicious treat of celebratory signatures, which include the Whole Roasted Turkey with Fruits, Chestnut Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce; Roast Prime Beef Ribs; English Rolled Lamb Leg with Rosemary Jus; Norwegian Salmon en Croute and more. The Christmas Eve dinner buffet is at RM138nett per person inclusive of a choice of a glass of red wine, white wine or a mocktail.

Christmas Day Brunch: In keeping with the Yuletide spirit, Executive Chef Supi Mansor and his culinary team have specially crafted an Asian and Western inspired brunch to please all palates. The delicious festive offerings make a perfect excuse for a get-together over Slow-roasted Australian Beef Ribs, Whole Baked Salmon and Lamb Chop with Prunes & Rosemary Jus to name a few. The Christmas Day Brunch buffet is at RM128 nett per person inclusive of a choice of a glass of red wine, white wine or a mocktail.  

Be sure to catch Santa Claus, who will be bearing gifts for the little ones during the Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet and Christmas Day Brunch. 


Dynasty, the hotel’s signature Chinese restaurant (pork-free), provides a sophisticated ambience to celebrate the holidays with loved ones. From 22 to 31 December 2018, the restaurant will feature exclusive festive set menus for lunch and dinner. Executive Sous Chef Kok Chee Kin will have diners’ taste-buds dancing to a festive tune with his specially curated six-course Seasonal Special set at RM148 nett per person and seven-course Imperial Treasure menu at RM1,288 nett for six persons. 

Highlights from the menus include Crispy Roasted Duck with Onion and Mango Pickles, Grilled Honey Cod Fillet, Stuffed Sea Cucumber with Fu Kwei Abalone and Hong Kong Greens and more. 

Alternatively, display your affection by giving your loved ones a hassle-free Christmas celebration at home with takeaway gourmet treats from the DeliCorner, available for order from 22 November to 26 December 2018. Perfect for six to eight persons, choose between the Traditional Roasted Turkey with chestnut stuffing or the Tandoori-marinated Whole Turkey glazed with garlic butter and stuffed with minced chicken masala. Complete the festive feast with additional takeaway favourites such as Slow-roasted Leg of Lamb, Oven-roasted Beef Loin and Homemade Smoked Salmon. 

Let Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel be your Santa this festive season! Lose the worry and host a memorable corporate or private gathering of 50 and up to 100 persons at the hotel's in-house restaurants, TEMPTationS or Dynasty. Bookings made from 20 November to 31 December 2018 will be entitled to a one-night stay voucher in a Superior Room, One Weekend Brunch for two persons at TEMPTationS and a RM100 nett cash voucher for Mandara Spa. 

For the style-savvy, wow your guests at the Lifestyle Lounge on Level 24 at the East Wing with its show-stopping panoramic view of the Petronas Twin Towers, making it the perfect space for hosting small and private events for 20 to 26 persons. And, if you can’t come to Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, they will come to you! Providing a plethora of creative possibilities, the hotel's skilled team of culinary experts can custom-quote almost any menu to wow your guests at the most celebratory time of the year at your preferred location from RM150 nett per person, for a minimum of 50 persons.

During this season of merriment, the Lobby Lounge, Gazebo Poolside Bar and Mezzo Bar also offer signature festive cocktails, namely Santarina, Winter Citrus and Autumn Crumble. These cocktails are available from 1 December 2018 to 1 January 2019 at RM35 nett per glass. 

While the year winds down in slow and celebratory style, New Year’s Eve is a grand affair at TEMPTationS with a bountiful dinner buffet of festive specials, international and local delights that you may pair with a choice of bubbly or wines. The live carving stations feature Roasted Lamb Leg with Rosemary & Mint Jelly and Roast Prime Rib of Beef. Local delights include Peking Duck with Chinese Pancake, Spring Onion & Cucumber; Whole Baked Fish Tandoori with Mint Chutney & Pickled Onion, and Lobster Curry Mee. The New Year’s Eve dinner buffet is at RM138 nett per person, inclusive of a choice of a glass of red wine, white wine or a mocktail. 

As 2019 rings in, get ready to party by the pool and count down into the New Year. With an admission fee of RM178 nett per person, guests will enjoy an exclusive outdoor dinner buffet from 7pm onwards. The poolside party at Level 4 will also feature a DJ and live entertainment that are sure to light up the evening with fun and merriment. Guests dining at TEMPTationS and Dynasty on New Year’s Eve are entitled for complimentary access to the Countdown Party by the Pool from 11:30pm. 

The festivities continue at TEMPTationS with a special New Year’s Day brunch to jet start the year of 2019 with an expansive spread of delicacies. Guests can enjoy the Charcoal Roasted Prime Ribs of Beef with Mushroom Sauce, Confit of Garlic, selection of Mashed and Classic Jacket Potatoes with Sour Cream, Air-dried Beef Sliders and Spring Onion and more. On the local front, there will be Oxtail Soup with Roti Benggali, Crab Curry Noodle, Fried Wonton Noodles and Wonton soup to be relished. The New Year’s Day Brunch is at RM128 nett per person, inclusive of a choice of a glass of red wine, white wine or a mocktail. With something for everyone, it makes for a very good reason to celebrate this Christmas and New Year at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel. 


For restaurant reservations and to discover more, please call 03-2771-6692 or email rhi.kulrn.fb@renaissancehotels.com - online reservations can be made at www.klrenaissance.com/dining.  All buffets are at half price for children between the ages of six to 12 years.

Images and information in this post are courtesy of Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel.

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  • Khi Cộng sản học Cộng sản làm kinh tế (BoxitVN) - Hoa Nghi - Việt Nam học cách mở cửa kinh tế của Trung Quốc để tránh sự sụp đổ chế độ, và giờ đây, Triều Tiên – đã cử người sang Việt Nam để học “đổi mới”. Trong một thông tin quốc tế gần đây cho hay, Bắc Triều Tiên đã hướng sang Việt Nam vì những ý tưởng kinh tế. Bắc Triều Tiên nơi có nền quân sự mạnh đang gặp khó khăn về kinh tế, khi các biện pháp trừng phạt do Mỹ đứng đầu vẫn duy trì bất chấp sự nhượng ...
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  • Khủng hoảng "Áo Vàng": TT Pháp phải chạy đua với thời gian (RFI) - Trong vòng ít tuần lễ, phong trào đòi giảm giá xăng dầu, thoạt tiên chỉ có vài chục nghìn người tham gia, bất ngờ trở thành khủng hoảng chính trị nghiêm trọng nhất ở Pháp trong vòng nhiều thập niên trở lại đây. Trước viễn cảnh những người Áo Vàng tiếp tục tuần hành lần thứ tư, thứ Bảy 08/12/2018, tại Paris, nhiều nhà quan sát cảnh báo nguyên thủ Pháp phải có quyết định đúng trong những giờ tới, trước khi quá trễ.
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  • Vụ Khashoggi : Một tập đoàn Israel bị kiện vì bán phần mềm dọ thám (RFI) - Hai tháng sau vụ Jamal Khashoggi bị sát hại tại lãnh sự quán Ả Rập Xê Út, kênh truyền hình CNN công bố những tin nhắn của nhà báo này với Omar Abdulaziz, một đồng hương đang lưu vong ở Canada, chỉ trích thái tử Mohammed Ben Salmane và quyết định thành lập phong trào đối lập trên mạng.
  • Văn phòng Mueller đề nghị kết án cựu phụ tá của ông Trump (VOA) - Văn phòng công tố viên đặc biệt Mỹ Robert Mueller sắp đề nghị mức án cho cựu cố vấn an ninh quốc gia Michael Flynn vào ngày 4/12, trong một hồ sơ tòa án dự kiến sẽ làm sáng tỏ mức độ hợp tác của ông Flynn trong cuộc điều tra về Nga
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  • Arnaud Donckele, đầu bếp giỏi nhất thế giới 2019 (RFI) - Vào năm 41 tuổi, Arnaud Donckele được giới chuyên ngành trao tặng danh hiệu Đầu bếp giỏi nhất thế giới năm 2019. Lễ trao giải vừa diễn ra trong tuần qua nhân kỳ Chefs World Summit lần thứ 5 tại Monaco. Theo bình chọn của các đồng nghiệp, Arnaud Donckele về đầu trên danh sách 100 đầu bếp quốc tế.
  • Cố Tổng thống Bush - ‘người bạn lâu năm’ của Trung Quốc (VOA) - Tổng thống thứ 41 của Mỹ George H.W. Bush, người vừa qua đời hôm 30/6 ở tuổi 94, sẽ được Bắc Kinh nhớ đến như là ‘một người bạn lâu năm thân thiết của Trung Quốc’ và người giúp cho quan hệ Mỹ-Trung không đi trật đường ray trong những năm ông nắm quyền, các tờ báo Mỹ và Hong Kong nhận định.
  • Uyên ương thu hút du khách ở Công viên Trung tâm (VOA) - Các chú vịt uyên ương với bộ lông sặc sỡ đủ màu cam, nâu, xanh, đỏ nổi bật giữa những con vịt khác trong một cái ao ở công viên Central Park, New York. Loài vịt này lần đầu tiên được phát hiện ở công viên vào tháng 10, tiếp tục thu hút những người yêu thích chim cảnh.
  • Tuyết rơi vỡ kính xe (VOA) - Một tài xế ở Michigan may mắn thoát nạn sau khi tuyết rơi làm vỡ kính chắn gió xe anh hôm Chủ nhật (25/11). Kevin Hoffer đang lái xe trên cao tốc gần Kalamazoo khi xe dọn tuyết trên cầu vượt vô tình hất tuyết xuống trúng xe anh. Koffer may mắn không bị thương. Tai nạn được camera trên xe thu hình lại.

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          Late Ojukwu Wife old photos 30-yrs ago when she won Most beautiful girl in Nigeria.      Cache   Translate Page      


Bianca Ojukwu, wife of late Biafra war veteran, Odumegwu Ojukwu shared some old photos like 30-years ago throwback photos of when she won the Most beautiful girl in Nigeria (MBGN) Pageant. See what she wrote below..

"30 YEARS AGO TODAY: BIANCA ONOH WINS ‘ MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN NIGERIA PAGEANT’. 4 DEC. 1988.

Thirty years ago this day, 4th Dec. 1988, I ventured in trepidation onto the grand stage of the National Theatre, Lagos, as a contestant in the MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN NIGERIA  PAGEANT by Silverbird Productions. By the grace of God I won the contest. I was then a law undergraduate at the University of Nigeria. The rest, as they say, is history.  

Then it was the era of ‘winner takes all’ as pageant winner. From there I took off to Banjul, where the MISS AFRICA  Pageant was held and I once again emerged the Winner. Next was the MISS CHARM Contest in Moscow which saw me emerge as Miss Drushbah. After that was the MISS INTERCONTINENTAL Pageant. I am the ever African ever to have won this Pageant.

This was an awesome experience which provided a wonderful opportunity to visit over 20 countries of the world in the space of one year of my ‘reign’(a great privilege for a mere student) including 12 European countries as well as several other world destinations including Singapore, Japan, Russia, Taipei, Dubai, Republic Of China, Hong Kong where I represented Nigeria at the MISS WORLD beauty Pageant and Cancun, Mexico where I was the Country’s representative at the MISS UNIVERSE Pageant.

It is to God’s glory that I went this far. Today, as always, I continue to celebrate the amazing opportunities God has thrown along my path in life. This is just one of them."



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Hong_Kong_Official_Bribery_Charges_54391A federal jury convicted a Hong Kong businessman Wednesday of bribing the presidents of two African nations to secure oil rights for a Chinese energy conglomerate, a case that stretched from the halls of the United Nations and highlighted the often blurry line between nongovernmental organizations and private enterprise.
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A former Hong Kong government official was found guilty on Wednesday of U.S. charges that he took part in a scheme to bribe officials in Chad and Uganda in exchange for contracts for a Chinese energy company, according to a spokesman for federal prosecutors.

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          Retailers the world over ignoring Smash Bros. Ultimate's street date      Cache   Translate Page      

Smash Bros. Ultimate isn't supposed to be sold at retailers until Dec. 7th, but it seems some brick and mortar locations just can't help themselves. Reports of the game being sold early have come in from Hong Kong, Germany, and Mexico. We're not quite sure why retailers can't hold out a couple more days to sell the game, but congrats to the fans who scooped up a copy early!


          Dim sum Christmas       Cache   Translate Page      
I think just about every dim sum restaurant is open for Christmas. Do you have a favorite? I'm not up on the current dim sum scene in San Mateo County, but my feeling is that Hong Kong Flower Lounge has been around for more than 30 years for a reason and unless they are dim sum aficionados, should be fine for your guests.
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          Hong Kong businessman guilty of bribery in African oil deal      Cache   Translate Page      
NEW YORK (AP) " A federal jury in New York convicted a Hong Kong businessman Wednesday of bribing the presidents of two African nations to secure oil rights for a Chinese energy conglomerate.Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho was found guilty of seven of eight counts, including conspiracy, money laundering and violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a case that involved several former presidents of the United Nations General Assembly.Ho's attorneys did not dispute that he made the [...]


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