2 Hong Kong teenagers sentenced to detention center for possessing petrol bombs in 2020

Two Hong Kong teenagers have been sentenced to a detention center rather than prison for possessing petrol bombs in the aftermath of the 2019 protests, after the judge said this would cause less damage to their lives. District Court. File photo: Candice Chau/HKFP. Mok Hei-yeung and Chan Hung-fai, who were both 16 at the time … Read more

Hong Kong magistrate ‘seriously erred’ in remanding protest case defendant to psychiatric center, panel finds

Complaints of bias against three Hong Kong magistrates who handled protest-related cases have not been substantiated but one of them “seriously erred” in remanding a defendant to a psychiatric center, the Judiciary has said. Fanling Magistrates’ Court. Photo: GovHK. Complaints were filed against Cheang Kei-hong, Veronica Heung, and Debbie Ng. While Panels of Judges cleared … Read more

Climate Solutions Exhibit Unveiled at The Wild Center

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY has announced the opening of “Climate Solutions,” a 3,000-square-foot interactive exhibition that explores the encouraging stories of people from across different backgrounds, generations and sectors who are building a web of climate solutions in their lives and communities. Over two years in the making, “Climate Solutions” highlights four … Read more

In Pictures: Wimbledon Center Court Is 100 Years Old

Aerial view from a helicopter of Center Court during The Championships 2011. Held at The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Wimbledon. Day 7 – Monday 27/06/2011. Credit: AELTC / Thomas Lovelock. You may equate Wimbledon’s Center Court with Cliff Richard singalongs and that sliding roof, but it predates both phenomenons by some way. … Read more

Summer tours of the Aga Khan Center in King’s Cross

An unassuming white building behind King’s Cross conceals a wonderful interior and rooftop garden. This is the Aga Khan Center, opened in 2018 to house several divisions of the Shi’a Ismaili charity and its design incorporates a collection of gardens, courtyards and terraces all based on Islamic principles. It’s also open for tours. While it … Read more

Wild Center Climate Program’s Jen Kretser Named Conservationist of the Year

The Adirondack Council will present its Conservationist of the Year Award to climate change educator and activist Jen Kretser and The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program during the Council’s Forever Wild Day celebration on July 9th at Paul Smith’s College, near Saranac Lake. At The Wild Center, Kretser has provided interpretive programs for visitors to … Read more

Data Center Threatens Manassas | HistoryNet

On May 10, 2022, Preservation Virginia designated Manassas National Battlefield Park one of Virginia’s “Most Endangered Historic Places.” The organization releases a list of the most endangered historic sites every May, National Historic Preservation Month, as an effort to raise awareness and spur action to advocate for preserving the spots. The National Park Service and … Read more

Surma Center Portraits | Spitalfields Life

Contributing Photographer Patricia Niven and Novelist Sarah Winmanauthor of “Still Life,” made this series of portraits and interviews at the Surma Center at Toynbee Hall. “After the Second World War, Britain required labor to assist in post-war reconstruction. Commonwealth countries were targeted and, in what was then East Pakistan (it became Bangladesh after the 1971 … Read more

Adirondack Lakes Arts Center Announces 2022 Gallery Lineup

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA) at Blue Mountain Lake in the Adirondacks has announced that new and returning artists will be featured as part of its lineup of gallery exhibits for 2022. Exhibits will be on display in the Arts Center’s main gallery space and performance space throughout the season, which begins … Read more

$ 4.5M for Buffalo Center for Plastic Recycling Research and Innovation

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced $ 4.5 million is being awarded to the State University of New York’s University at Buffalo to create a new Center for Plastic Recycling Research and Innovation and support crucial work to reduce plastic waste. This expanded academic partnership will improve plastics recycling by researching … Read more