The 50th anniversary of London Underground’s Bakerloo line trains

Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the Bakerloo line trains on the London Underground. Introduced on 26th June 1972, they’re also now the oldest electric multiple units (EMU) in use anywhere in the UK. The trains have a bit of a complicated history – because this is the London Underground and nothing is ever simple. … Read more

Covid-19 vaccines saved 20 million lives in first year – study

Covid vaccines prevented nearly 20 million deaths in the first year after they were introduced, according to the first large modeling study on the topic released Friday. Covid-19 vaccine. File photo: GovHK. The study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, is based on data from 185 countries and territories collected from December 8, 2020 to … Read more

Court acquits Hong Kong man accused of incitement to commit wounding over 2019 WhatsApp message

A Hong Kong man accused of incitement to commit wounding over a WhatsApp message in 2019 has been found not guilty after the court said he was only expressing his feelings. Fong Man-ho appeared at District Court on Friday afternoon following a hearing earlier this month. District Court. Photo: Kelly Ho / HKFP. The court … Read more

Transfer of national security case against Hong Kong Tiananmen vigils group adjourned for another 3 months

The transfer of the national security case against the defunct organiser of Hong Kong’s annual Tiananmen vigils and two of the group’s leaders has been adjourned for another three months. Three former leaders of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China – Lee Cheuk-yan, Albert Ho, and Chow Hang-tung – … Read more

Hong Kong 25: China’s Xi Jinping to visit for July 1 Handover anniversary, will inaugurate John Lee

Chinese leader Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong on July 1 to mark the 25th anniversary of the city’s Handover from Britain to China, state media revealed on Saturday. Xi Jinping in Hong Kong in 2017. File photo: GovHK. Xi will also swear-in Hong Kong’s new administration led by former chief secretary and security minister … Read more

Hong Kong’s mystery guest sparks some bizarre behavior as Handover anniversary nears

The approach of July 1 – the anniversary of our transition from not being a colony to not being even less of a colony, and the date when our new Chief takes over – has produced an outburst of over-the-top behavior. Chief Executive Carrie Lam meets the press on May 31, 2022. File photo: Lea … Read more

Banner Year for Northeast Maple Syrup Makers

The stock market may be down, but maple syrup production is up. New York produced 845 thousand gallons of maple syrup in 2022, breaking the state’s own 75-year-old record from 2019, when its maple industry produced 820,000 gallons of syrup. The state’s production this year was 31% above that of 2021, the USDA National Agricultural … Read more

It Took a 100 Years to Salvage This Steamboat Wreck. You Won’t Believe What Survived.

In the frontier West of the mid- to late 1800s the cutting-edge method of travel, both commercially and privately, was the steamboat. The continental United States is blessed with excellent waterways, none grander than its two mightiest rivers, the Missouri and the Mississippi. While the Mississippi wends a relatively languid and gentle course, the Missouri … Read more

5 Technologies In Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine So Far

A wide range of advanced warfare technologies are used in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. On February 21, 2022, Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, declared the independence of the Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic. Arousing international outcry, this ignited the ultimate invasion of Russia on Ukraine three days later. While Ukrainians are … Read more