A South Vietnamese Paratrooper Shares His Story

In 1966, the Airborne Division of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, or ARVN, was formed with 12,000 troops. An elite unit, it conducted airborne assaults and airmobile operations throughout the war. Known for their distinctive red beret, called “Mu Do” in Vietnamese, the South Vietnamese airborne troops were trained by US advisers with … Read more

Windrush Triathlon Club – getting fitter and more diverse

The Windrush TriFit is back. From 23 May, Windrush Triathlon Club will once again be putting on its training program designed with the Brixton community in mind. “Triathlon is a mixture of swimming, cycling and biking all in one race,” Louise Newman, the club’s TriFit officer, told me. The training program consists of five coached … Read more

A Saratoga County Odd Fellows Hall Is Now A Place For History

Although little is known about the early history of the Order of Odd Fellows (OOF), it was already an established organization in England before 1730. No one knows exactly where the name “Odd Fellows” came from. One possibility is that prior to this organization, only the wealthy belonged to such fraternities. This organization was made … Read more

The T-90 Tank: Russia’s First Main Battle Tank

When Russia launched its “special military operation” into Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, its offensive was spearheaded by tanks, primarily drawn from its Soviet-built Cold War stocks of T-72s and T-80s. Two months later, however, a newer tank was spotted among their forces moving in Kharkiv Oblast. Designated the T-90, it was reputedly more advanced… … Read more

HKFP Guide: Hong Kong’s latest Covid-19 social distancing rules – frequently asked questions

The Hong Kong government has tightened Covid-19 social distancing rules following the outbreak of a fifth wave of infections led by the highly contagious but less lethal Omicron variant. HKFP has rounded up and answered questions from our readers about the latest regulations. Last update: May 19, 2022. See also: HKFP Guide: Hong Kong’s Covid-19 … Read more

What The Fork! Get 50% Off At 100+ London Restaurants At This Food Festival

This is a sponsored article on behalf of TheFork. Seafood specials at Seasons Chelsea Bistrot Foodies! Have we got a treat for you. Eat your way around over 100 London restaurants this fortnight, and get 50% off the food bill. That’s right, restaurant discovery and booking site TheFork has brought TheFork Festival back to the … Read more

Hong Kong Telegram group admin jailed for 6.5 years for conspiring to incite violence during protests

A Telegram channel administrator in Hong Kong has been jailed for 6.5 years, after he was convicted of conspiring to incite others to commit arson, rioting and other crimes during the protests between 2019 and 2020. Telegram. File photo: Kelly Ho / HKFP. Deputy District Judge Peter Hui sentenced computer technician Ng Man-ho on Thursday, … Read more