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

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

Hong Kong music producer sentenced to 5 years in jail over 2019 ‘anti-authoritarianism rally’

A Hong Kong music producer has been sentenced to five years in jail after he was convicted of rioting in Admiralty in September 2019. Mok Chun-yu, 36, appeared in front of Judge Stanley Chan at the District Court on Monday, after being convicted in April of rioting with two other people. Mok’s sentencing was delayed … Read more

In Pictures: Jumbo Floating Restaurant towed out of Hong Kong after 46 years

Hong Kong’s iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant has officially bid farewell to the city after plans to revitalize it fell through. Residents gathered to watch the 46-year-old landmark being towed out of the Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter on a cloudy Tuesday morning. Jumbo Floating Restaurant on June 14, 2022. Photo: Lea Mok / HKFP. The Southern District … Read more

Five Years Since Grenfell: London Will Never Forget

It’s five years since the tragic fire, and many questions remain. Image: M @ / Londonist We all remember where we were when we heard the tragic news of the Grenfell Tower fire. It’s five years today since a devastating fire swept through the 24-storey residential block in North Kensington, killing at least 72 people, … Read more

Paintings Stolen 50 Years Ago Returned to Historic Huguenot Street

The New York Art Crime Team of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently returned two paintings by 19th-century portrait artist Ammi Phillips to Historic Huguenot Street (HHS). The two portraits, depicting prominent New Paltz residents Dirck D. Wynkoop (1738-1827) and his wife Annatje Eltinge (1748-1827), were missing for fifty years, after they were stolen … Read more

Hong Kong green group welcomes plan to hike plastic bag levy to at least HK $ 1 by year’s end

Hong Kong aims to increase the charge for plastic carrier bags from the current HK $ 0.50 to at least HK $ 1 starting from December 31 – a hike welcomed by a green group that called the existing policy ineffective. A sign at a shop reminding customers of the HK $ 0.50 plastic bag … Read more

Hong Kong’s next leader John Lee says 35 years of policing experience has taught him about governance

Chief executive-elect John Lee has said his 35 years of service in the city police force has allowed him to understand four points about governance. He was writing in the state-backed Wen Wei Po newspaper on Monday. The chief executive-elect John Lee’s article is published on state-backed newspaper Wenweipo on Monday. Photo: Lea Mok / … Read more

Tiananmen crackdown anniversary: ​​Hongkongers gathering illegally face up to 5 years jail, police warn

Police have warned that anyone participating in an unauthorised assembly risks up to five years in prison, as Victoria Park is closed ahead of Saturday’s Tiananmen crackdown anniversary. The park in Causeway Bay has traditionally been the site of commemorative candlelit vigils to remember the 1989 dead. Police around Victoria Park, Causeway Bay on June … Read more

US marks ‘brave’ Tiananmen protesters, 33 years on from Beijing’s crackdown

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday paid tribute to the pro-democracy student protesters crushed by Chinese forces in Tiananmen Square 33 years ago, saying that “these brave individuals will not be forgotten.” The statement by the top US diplomat came after police in Hong Kong on Friday closed parts of the park where … Read more